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At least 26 London-based tech entrepreneurs ‘have lost out on funding’ since Brexit

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Starling Bank unveils beta as it begins roll out to first customers
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UK government warns of ‘significant’ ransomware risk for businesses
posted on March 14, 2017

Devices such as smartphones, fitness trackers, TVs and watches could hold people to ransom over their data, according to a new report.

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The Spring Budget 2017 roundup for UK tech companies
posted on March 8, 2017

Chancellor Phillip Hammond delivered his first – and last – Spring Budget today and we’ve rounded up the most important announcements for tech companies.

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Spring Budget 2017: UK tech’s predictions, hopes and desires
posted on March 7, 2017

UK tech entrepreneurs have called for reform on business rates as chancellor of the exchequer Philip Hammond gears up to deliver his Spring Budget tomorrow, which is expected to feature a £500m boost to science and innovation.

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The Digital Strategy: Reactions from the UK tech community
posted on March 1, 2017

UK tech entrepreneurs have reacted to the government’s Digital Strategy and its plans to keep the country’s technology sector at the forefront.

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Everything you need to know about the UK’s post-Brexit Digital Strategy
posted on March 1, 2017

The UK government has announced its plans to maintain the UK at the forefront of digital.

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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.

cybersecurity

Depth of cybersecurity skills shortage revealed as UK govt launches National Cyber Security Centre
posted on February 14, 2017

As the government launches its National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), research reveals demand for cybersecurity skills is vastly outstripping supply in the UK, leaving organisations vulnerable to threats.

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AI ‘could render 250,000 public sector workers unemployed’
posted on February 6, 2017

Almost half a million public sector workers could stand to lose their jobs to robots over the next 15 years.

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UK MP’s question country’s cybersecurity defence
posted on February 3, 2017

UK MPs have questioned the country’s potential to defend itself against possible cyber attacks.

Supreme Court

Here’s how UK tech reacted to the Supreme Court’s Brexit ruling
posted on January 24, 2017

We spoke to members of the UK tech community to get their take on the Supreme Court’s Brexit ruling.

PM Theresa May

UK tech community reacts to Theresa May’s Industrial Strategy proposals
posted on January 23, 2017

Members of the UK tech community have reacted to proposals made by PM Theresa May outlining how the government will support the country’s technology sector.

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Here’s what Google, Apple and Microsoft are up to in healthcare
posted 2 hours ago

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Freelance management app Lystable closes £8m Series A led by Valar Ventures
posted 5 hours ago

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At least 26 London-based tech entrepreneurs ‘have lost out on funding’ since Brexit
posted 16 hours ago

Deloitte

Deloitte: Blockchain can transform emerging ‘trust economy’
posted on March 22, 2017

Alex Macpherson, Octopus Ventures

Octopus Ventures raises £120m to invest in UK AI startups
posted on March 22, 2017

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FemTech startup Elvie gets $6m in round led by Octopus Ventures
posted on March 22, 2017