Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Liam Neeson to lead 'Transformation' of UKRI

Never short of a controversy or two, UKRI has selected a fellow courter of controversy to lead on it's - ahem - 'transformation': Liam Neeson.

As anyone who's watched all 23 Taken films, 'transformation' can only mean one thing, and it usually ends badly for anyone who crosses the 66 year old Northern Irish star.

Any relation to Geoff Robins, formerly of various arms companies, is entirely coincidental.



Tuesday, 30 April 2019

What Lies Beneath

The NPIF in action
(photo andrewmalone via Flickr CC BY 2.0) 

You've probably heard of a clutch of new, big-ticket funding schemes to be launched recently, including the Strategic Priorities Fund and the the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. What you may not know is that they're all part of the National Productivity Investment Fund. But what is it, and what's the thinking behind it?