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Tech Watch: An overview of the UK tech scene in H1 2016
posted on July 12, 2016

Tech City News’ editor Emily Spaven takes a look at what happened in the UK tech space in the first half of 2016.

Keep highlighting London’s tech problems
posted on November 27, 2015

Syed Kamall, Conservative MEP for London, considers the current issues facing the London tech scene and urges everyone to keep government informed to help solve them. Everyone in politics knows something exciting is going on in tech, but it can be hard even for people in the sector to keep up with the speed of change,…

Brighton’s Brandwatch bags $33m, TalkTalk hacked, tech leaders back skilled immigration and more in your week in tech
posted on October 30, 2015

Brandwatch bags $33m in Brighton, Splittable raises $1.2m, OnePulse gets $1m, tech rallies support to oppose the reduction of skilled migration, and hacking hits the headlines. We filmed at Droidcon where Skillsmatter and Novoda are showcasing the latest Android technologies. Georgie Barrat presents all this and more in your Week in Tech. Download of the week Our…

#LDNTechWeek: Mayor sponsors Tech.London portal with New York’s Gust and IBM
posted on June 15, 2015

Tech.London, a startup content aggregation portal supported by the Mayor of London and powered by New York’s Gust and IBM, has been officially unveiled at London Tech Week. Sandy Carter, GM of ecosystems and social business evangelism at IBM, said this is an excellent “public private partnership… being built for the London tech community by…

Enterprise Nation, KPMG and Coadec to host EU VAT hack
posted on May 8, 2015

Small business network Enterprise Nation has teamed up with Coadec and KPMG to host a hackathon aimed at building a digital solution for the issues created by January’s EU VAT changes. “As a digital business we were disappointed with the introduction of VAT MOSS earlier this year,” said Adam Ball, general manager of freelance developer…

Coadec boosts leadership ahead of General Election
posted on February 24, 2015

The Coalition for a Digital Economy has added Alex Depledge and Eileen Burbidge to its team as it prepares to step up its activity ahead of the General Election in May. Depledge is CEO and founder of Hassle.com and will take over as chairman of Coadec from Jeff Lynn. Depledge was named as 2014 ‘Entrepreneur…

Personal data matters, particularly to the startups we love
posted on December 11, 2014

Co-authored by TechUK’s Antony Walker. This stuff is important. Whether it’s government snooping or companies abusing ‘God-view’ features, there is real and legitimate concern that our personal data is handled properly and our privacy respected. If we want more people using digital services and taking advantage of all the benefits that brings, they need to…

What the Autumn Statement means for tech
posted on December 3, 2014

Today George Osborne delivered his Autumn Statement. Gone are the days when these are just updates from the Chancellor on the latest economic figures, and this afternoon we had a statement of Budget-like proportions, with a huge number of announcements. Overall, my impression is that there is a lot of good stuff in the Autumn Statement….

Sharing economy regulation should start from scratch
posted on October 16, 2014

The sharing economy, collaborative consumption, or whatever you want to call it, is the latest big digital trend to attract serious policy interest. And rightly so. It offers a massive opportunity to unlock dead assets – PWC estimates it could be worth £9 billion to the UK economy, while Nesta research shows 25% of Brits already use it in some…

Fighting for a positive approach to digital at the Labour Party Conference
posted on September 24, 2014

A while ago I wrote that Labour were catching up on digital policy, and after the last few days I’m more convinced than before that this is true – but also that there is a split within the Labour party on how they should respond to the digital revolution. The initial signs were not good….

techUK wants a digital minister in every govt department
posted on September 16, 2014

Every government department should have a minister with dedicated digital responsibilities, a technology trade body has said. techUK, which represents British tech businesses, is also calling for a ‘smart migrant’ policy and a digital inclusion programme in its manifesto for the next UK government. As well as department digital ministers, the manifesto calls for a…

Plans for ‘microbusiness utopia’ unveiled in IPSE manifesto
posted on September 9, 2014

As we head into the political party conferences in the coming weeks, a new manifesto has been unveiled outlining what is needed to support the increasing number of self employed workers in the UK. Announced by the association for Independent Professionals and the Self Employed, the manifesto ‘Britain’s Secret Weapon’ lists a number of policies, including…

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