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Consumer confidence in the safety of products

Graham Russell, Chief Executive of the Office for Product Safety and Standards, explains why consumer confidence in the safety of products is at the core of what the organisation does.
innovation economy, R&D tax

Complacency is jeopardising the innovation economy

Adam Kene, MD at Kene Partners, R&D tax incentive advisors, details how complacency is jeopardising the innovation economy here.
Financial services businesses

Financial services businesses must eliminate print security blindspots

Under stricter regulatory regimes, less obvious vulnerabilities such as printers must be secured to ensure robust data protection in financial services businesses
expand into portugal

Portugal in the limelight of companies looking to expand in the EU region

Companies are continuing to expand into Portugal and the country is reaping the economic benefits of the added exposure, Bernardo Trindade, President of the Executive Committee of Portugal IN explores.
GDPR one year on, compliant, compliance regulations

GDPR one year on: Top tips for staying compliant in 2019

Matthew Cole, partner at law firm Prettys, has shared his top tips for ensuring individuals and businesses keep their compliance regulations on track.
GDPR

GDPR: One year on and where’s it gone?

Lesley Holmes, Data Protection Officer at MHR, explores the lessons learned about GDPR over the past year and the risks businesses will encounter in the future.
Agile Business Conference 2019

First speaker revealed for Agile Business Conference 2019

Lisa Smith is the first keynote speaker to be named for the Agile Business Conference 2019.
apprenticeship levy

Businesses in the dark over government reforms of apprenticeship levy

New research found that only 18% of businesses surveyed are aware of the Government changes to the apprenticeship levy system that came into force on 1 April 2019.
work from home, National work from home day, flexible working

National work from home day: Embracing flexible working

To mark National Work from Home Day, Emma Bullen from MHR explores how organisations can manage and engage their teams from afar.
unexplained mental health, UK economy

Unexplained mental health sick days cost the UK £1.4 billion

Stigma around mental health struggles and burnout is costing the UK economy £1.4 billion a year through unexplained mental health days, according to a new report.
International Research and Innovation Strategy

UK commits to International Research and Innovation Strategy

New International Research and Innovation Strategy launched to ensure the UK remains a global leader in science.
data muturity

How can your organisation climb the data maturity scale?

MHR Analytics highlight what data maturity is and what the first steps are to progressing your organisations data journey.
data breach cases, GDPR

Only 0.25% of data breach cases fined under GDPR 

Digi.me has revealed that only a minuscule percentage of data breach cases closed by the data protection regulator under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have resulted in monetary penalties.
Network and Information Systems (NIS) regulations

The Network and Information Systems (NIS) regulations one year on

Nicola Aspinall, Project and Programme Management (P3M) Consultant at Atkins, outlines the changes businesses have had to make to meet the new Network and Information Systems (NIS) regulations and suggests what more needs to be achieved in the future.
hobby farms

Why are hobby farms growing in popularity?

Here, we highlight some of the most common reasons people start hobby farms and why you may want to consider starting one of your own.
importance of STEM skills

The importance of STEM skills and closing the gap

Mark Brownridge, Director General of the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) highlights the importance of STEM skills for the future of the private sector and how to close the current gap, here.
brexit uncertainty

How can small businesses cope with Brexit uncertainty?

Dun & Bradstreet's report revealed that 40% of UK SMBs experienced slowed growth and falling exports due to Brexit uncertainty and a third felt that the struggle to calculate its impact was making planning and future growth challenging.
shared prosperity fund

What is going on with the Shared Prosperity Fund?

Nigel Wilcock, Executive Director, Institute of Economic Development, expresses his frustrations with the lack of communication on the Shared Prosperity Fund consultation.
medical cannabis products

Five-year license issued to “Pharma Essenza Cannabis SA” and “PENTE SA”

A five-year license has been issued to two companies allowing the cultivation and processing of medical cannabis products.
humanised machine learning

How humanised machine learning is augmenting human intelligence

Mind Foundry Director of Research, Nathan Korda, discusses how humanised machine learning platforms are enabling the rise of the ‘citizen data scientist’.

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