When I first sat down to write this update, I had just spotted a tweet from Science Minister, Chris Skidmore saying: "Appointed Universities and Science Minister for the first time a year ago today. Can confirm that a year definitely is a long time in politics." I'd be inclined to agree.
This year has seen a phenomenal amount of political change, but it's also seen some pretty chunky policy change too. Especially in the digital and innovation space. The list of policy progress is long, but I wanted to highlight three key areas where we've made a positive impact for members.
Multi-billion pound wins on digital infrastructure
On 7 December last year, we launched Ready Set Connect. The report set out a comprehensive suite of measures the government could take to improve the UK's digital infrastructure and stop the digital revolution from buffering. The team have campaigned tirelessly, engaging across BEIS and DCMS - our Head of Digital,