Efficiency of R&D tax incentives in OECD economies

Effectiveness of R&D tax incentives in OECD economies Silvia Appelt, Matej Bajgar, Chiara Criscuolo, Fernando Galindo-Rueda Tax incentives have ended up being the primary policy tool that governments utilize to motivate companies to invest in research and development. This column presents the outcomes of a brand-new analysis of firm-level records …

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Climate: The week Boris Johnson turned green, or did he?

Environment: The week Boris Johnson turned green, or did he? By Roger Harrabin BBC environment expert Published duration 3 October Associated Topics Climate modification You might be forgiven for thinking this was the week Boris Johnson really grasped the dangerous state of the world. After a long silence on environmental …

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Covid: Why is Liverpool alone in top tier restrictions?

New restrictions on life are coming into force in parts of England considered to be at the highest risk of coronavirus outbreaks. They consist of curbs on meeting family and friends and going to the pub and belong to the federal government’s new three-tier alert system. Councils in England will …

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Coronavirus: Singapore and Thailand added to England’s ‘quarantine-free’ list

Image copyright Getty Images People arriving from Singapore and Thailand in England and Scotland will not need to quarantine from Saturday morning, the government has said. They have been added to the list of “travel corridor” countries. But travellers coming from Slovenia and Guadeloupe will have to self-isolate for two …

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Coronavirus: Rhondda Cynon Taf and Caerphilly death spike warning

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Rhondda residents have expressed their concerns about coronavirus as the county returns to lockdown There is a “high risk” that a spike in covid cases will lead to more hospital admissions and deaths in locked down areas of Wales, it has been warned. Dr …

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Coronavirus: Drink-only pubs set to reopen next week

Image copyright PA Media Image caption Pubs which only serve drink have not been allowed to reopen in Northern Ireland Drink-only pubs in Northern Ireland are set to be allowed to open from Wednesday 23 September. But local restrictions are to be imposed on people living in the postcode BT60, …

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Coronavirus: Test demand ‘significantly outstripping’ capacity

Image copyright Getty Images Demand for coronavirus testing is “significantly outstripping the capacity we have”, head of NHS Test and Trace Baroness Harding has told MPs. Lady Harding told the science and technology committee that the return to school meant test demand in England from under-17s had doubled. She acknowledged …

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Coronavirus: Restrictions in north-east England and demand for tests

Here are five things you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic this Thursday evening. We’ll have another update for you on Friday morning. 1. New restrictions in north-east England Almost two million people in north-east England will be banned from mixing with other households and pubs will close early …

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Coronavirus: New restrictions in north-east England

Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightReuters image captionThe Northumberland, Newcastle, Sunderland, North and South Tyneside, Gateshead and County Durham council areas are affected Almost two million people in north-east England will be banned from meeting other households as Covid cases rise. Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced the temporary restrictions will …

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Alexei Navalny’s aides say ‘nerve agent’ found on bottle in hotel room

image copyrightEPA image captionAlexei Navalny posted a photo from his hospital bed in Germany on Wednesday Traces of the nerve agent allegedly used to poison Russian politician Alexei Navalny were found on a bottle in the hotel room where he stayed before falling ill, his team has said. Mr Navalny …

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