Electronics Government Policy News

Big change in EU radio directives coming

Good news from Bad Birnbach, the new EU radio equipment directive 2014/53/EU which came into force on 11th June 2014 will have to be implemented by Member States by 13th June 2016. The old 1995/5/EC will cease to be valid on that day, so wireless terminal…

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UK exports a little skills inspiration to Russia

The UK must be doing something right about addressing the engineering skills shortage if a Russia wants to draw on our expertise in inspiring future engineers. When a major conference for technologists and engineers in Moscow wanted to discuss the educating a new generation of engineers it approached Linda Fuller…

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Investment in technology could be an Election vote winner

Investment in technology could be a vote winner at the General Election in May. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne certainly thinks so which is why he lined up a number of technology initiatives in his recent Budget statement. Driverless cars, the internet of things and smart cities, Osborne has…

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Is the UK not so smart on metering?

Is the UK in danger of falling out of step with the rest of the world on the introduction of smart meters? A committtee of MPs in the UK recently recnely rubbished teh giorvewnrment £3bn plan to roll-ourt smart meters because they cost too much. Now Consumer organisation Which…

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It's certainly been a year of two halves!

Alan Jermyn, v-p European marketing at Avnet Abacus believes that true customer demand and EU legislation will dictate sales growth in the market next year, despite all that has happened in the global economy…

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Euro numbers may be bad, but fundamentals are strong

Despite the economic storms from a potential breakup of the Eurozone on the horizon, the government continues to announce funding initiatives aimed at kick-starting the technology sector in this country…

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