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Doctor, doctor, I’ve read about Uber’s employment case and I use contractors for my tech business, should I be worried?
posted on March 7, 2017

Our Startup Surgery’s accountancy ‘doctor’ Michael O’Brien from Kreston Reeves explains when a contractor is no longer classed as self-employed.

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Government grants 50 extra visas for tech workers amid Brexit uncertainty
posted on February 27, 2017

The UK government has approved an additional 50 immigration visas for foreign technology workers, amid concern that Britain’s exit from the European Union will restrict access to talented staff.

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Brexit, Uber and legalised snooping: Policy shifts of 2016
posted on February 21, 2017

Philip Salter, of The Entrepreneur’s Network, examines some of the biggest policy shifts of 2016 that will impact the UK tech community.

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The key employment law changes you should take note of in 2017
posted on January 17, 2017

Clare Gilroy-Scott, senior solicitor in the employment team at Goodman Derrick LLP, looks at some of the employment law changes set to come into force in 2017, with a particular focus on the gender pay reporting legislation.


George Osborne: Tech is great, but don’t forget about people
posted on November 2, 2016

“Before we assume all this great new technology … is going to conquer the world, just remember that human beings have a vote,” said George Osborne at an event last night. The former Chancellor of The Exchequer bustled into the swanky auditorium at Bloomberg’s London office and, after quickly scanning the room and observing the…

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Using intelligent machines to create intelligent teams
posted on August 10, 2016

Much has been said about intelligent machines potentially stealing our jobs, but could they actually serve to help us hire the right candidates? Will Hamilton, founder of LaunchPad Recruits, explores.

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When will financial services catch up with the freelance economy?
posted on August 5, 2016

Rob Hodgkinson, investment director at Beringea, explores the future of the ‘freelance economy’ within the financial services industry.


Your future colleagues will be fuelled by electricity, not coffee
posted on June 15, 2016

Gajen Kandiah, executive vice president for business process services at Cognizant, discusses how intelligent machines will eventually work alongside humans. Like a science fiction movie, automation sparks thoughts of humanoid robots that replace people, or can at least do things better – or sometimes worse — than we can. Seemingly every day, there is a…

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Attracting the best: needle movers for candidates joining startups and scaleups
posted on May 6, 2016

Tom Davenport, co-founder of Talent Pool, discusses how to attract the best candidates for your startup or scaleup. It’s not the money that makes high growth SMEs attractive places to work. As a rule, this sector offers a better work-life balance, greater opportunities to assume ‘outsized’ responsibilities and a healthier and more stimulating working environment…

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London-based LaunchPad Recruits gets £2m in Series A funding
posted on April 25, 2016

LaunchPad Recruits, which provides video interviewing and screening technology to employers, has raised £2m in Series A funding from investors including Sussex Place Ventures and  Edenred Capital Partners. According to a statement, the funding will bring increased HR analytics to the company’s blue chip customers by applying machine learning to their performance and promotion management….


How new recommendations on employing overseas workers could affect UK tech companies
posted on January 23, 2016

Kerry Garcia is partner at Stevens & Bolton LLP. In this article, co-authored by Serena Spink, associate in the Employment team at Stevens & Bolton LLP, she explores how Migration Advisory Committee recommendations on employing overseas workers could impact UK technology firms. Employers in the tech sector often struggle to find suitable candidates to fill key roles, meaning many have to…


Doctor, Doctor, do I need a written employment agreement with people I hire?
posted on January 8, 2016

The short answer is that there is an obligation on employers to give their employees a written statement of certain particulars of their employment (ie their basic employment terms), but beyond that, there is no legal requirement for an employment agreement to be in writing. However, for a number of reasons set out below, we…

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Spring Budget 2017: The key takeaways for tech entrepreneurs
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Top tech stats: Job automation, driverless cars and much more
posted on March 25, 2017

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Startup Weekly: Nesta’s £5m prize fund, Digital Catapult and Seedcamp’s VR cohort and much more
posted on March 24, 2017

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FinTech startup Quantexa lands $3.3m Series A led by Albion Ventures and HSBC
posted on March 24, 2017

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The top tech hubs in the North of England
posted on March 24, 2017

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A $30.4m Series B, a £120m AI fund, a Mario Kart hack and more in The Week in Tech
posted on March 24, 2017