With its latest budget announcement, the UK government has failed to recognise the importance of the design industry to the country's economy, according to the Design Council and the Creative Industries Federation. More
The UK's Design Council has weighed in to the debate about the declining number of students taking creative subjects, describing the situation as "not sustainable for design businesses or the UK economy". More
Dezeen Wire: a meals-on-wheels service that brings home cooked food to elderly residents is one of three projects that will share £100,000 awarded by the UK government's Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) to the winners of a competition that called for innovative ideas to help elderly citizens live more independent lives. More
Dezeenwire: a leaked British Cabinet Office list obtained by the BBC reveals the futures of the British Council and Design Council are "still to be decided", while CABE's fate is noted as "to be decided - consider consolidating functions across Government".