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‘Connected finance’ app Curve hits £50m spend ahead of UK launch
“Coffee, networking and productivity”: Workspace disruptor ‘Lounge’ launches in London
Kompli-Global’s Technology Will Make Life Harder for Money Launderers


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Should robots be given employment rights?
posted on April 9, 2017

Alexandra Mizzi, an associate in the employment team at law firm Howard Kennedy, explores the problems that are arising, and could arise, as a result of increasing automation in the workplace.

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Artificial intelligence: The ethical dilemma created by labour market disruption
posted on March 29, 2017

Richard Goold, partner and head of tech law at EY, and his colleague Lauren Anderson explore how artificial intelligence will disrupt the labour market both here in the UK and overseas.

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Top tech hubs in the South West of England
posted on March 27, 2017

The latest Tech Nation report from Tech City UK features 30 tech clusters, including five in the South West of England – Bournemouth and Poole; Bristol and Bath; Exeter; Plymouth; and Truro and Redruth. Here’s a quick summary of the findings from each of the five South West clusters.

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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.

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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Nick D’Aloisio’s news aggregation app Summly shut down by Yahoo
posted 18 hours ago

Top tech stats: London’s co-working community satisfaction, UK EdTEch investment and more
posted 22 hours ago


Iris Capital launches €250m European tech investment fund
posted on June 23, 2017

Startup Weekly: Welsh tech accelerator calls for applications, Virgin StartUp partners with WeWork and more
posted on June 23, 2017

Culture. There’s no app for that, Kalanick
posted on June 23, 2017

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Uber’s CEO resigns, over £368m in UK tech funding, a new $3.3bn fund and more in The Week in Tech
posted on June 23, 2017