Research

Fuelling Europe’s Digital Economy by Unlocking Data Treasures

Fuelling Europe’s Digital Economy by Unlocking Data Treasures

Currently, far too many barriers exist blocking the free sharing of data across borders due to out of date data protocols and procedures that have for too long been holding Europe back. The proposals for driving through very fast internet are laying the foundations for better connectivity, but unlocking valuable data is critical to stimulating the wider economy by providing […]

by · 26th October 2012 · News, Research
To Catch A Thief With Business Intelligence

To Catch A Thief With Business Intelligence

Writing for Business Computing World, Steven George-Hilley writes of the potential for business intelligence (BI) to help the government tackle crime. There can be no excuses for the Government to delay fully embracing BI in the fight against crime. Thanks for the explosion of social media, a wealth of data exists to track the movements, analyse and identify potential or ongoing […]

by · 22nd October 2012 · News, Research
Leveson and the pressing need for reform of the Inquiries Act 2005

Leveson and the pressing need for reform of the Inquiries Act 2005

In this opinion paper, Alex Hawley argues that the Inquiries Act needs urgent reform if public inquiries are to instil public confidence. Read the paper (pdf)

by · 7th October 2012 · Research
@Parliament: : the failure of MPs to connect on Twitter

@Parliament: : the failure of MPs to connect on Twitter

In this first original piece of research commissioned by Parliament Street, we uncover new ways of allowing backbench MPs to successfully engage with their voters through Twitter. Including a report on best practice by Councillor Paul Deach of Surrey Heath Borough Council, a noted champion and successful user of social media. Read the report (pdf)

by · 7th October 2012 · Research
Accelerating the government SMB agenda

Accelerating the government SMB agenda

Steven George-Hilley writes about the government’s agenda for small and medium businesses at Channel Web Read more Steven George-Hilley at The News Hub Steven George-Hilley at Civil Society

by · 25th September 2012 · Research
Towards A Big Open Source Society

Towards A Big Open Source Society

Writing for Business Computing World, Steven George-Hilley argues that the Government should champion Open Source IT. “It’s clear that the Government is taking a step in the right direction when it comes to open source, as the groundwork has been prepared for a radical acceleration of adoption across the public sector. As a nation, we still lag miserably behind countries […]

by · 17th September 2012 · Research
Devolution or evolution? A new strategy for saving the Union

Devolution or evolution? A new strategy for saving the Union

In this paper, our Head of Research, Oliver Lewis argues that the present system of devolution is flawed, and argues for the creation of a federal United Kingdom. with a foreword by Murdo Fraser MSP Read the report (PDF)

by · 31st May 2012 · Research