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Swindon & Wiltshire LEP

The role of the Local Enterprise Partnership in driving the economy of Swindon &...

Paddy Bradley, Director of Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership details the SWLEP’s Strategic Economic Plan 2016-2026, which identifies five strategic objectives to prioritise future investment. The role of the Local Enterprise Partnership in driving the economy of Swindon & Wiltshire is placed firmly under the spotlight here
European economy

European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the driving force of the European economy and have huge potential to contribute to its development.

deVere CEO: Hammond’s pro-technology Spring Statement is encouraging

The Chancellor’s pro-technology Spring Statement is “enormously encouraging” for the financial sector, affirms the boss of one of the world’s largest independent financial services organisations
clean growth

Canada’s plan to reduce carbon emissions and strengthen their clean growth economy

Minister of Environment and Climate Change in Canada, Catherine McKenna details the country’s plan to reduce carbon emissions and strengthen their clean growth economy
economic partnership

PIMFA comments on the UK’s future economic partnership with the European Union

PIMFA – the UK’s leading trade association for the personal investment management and financial advice sector - welcomes the Prime Minister’s clarification in her Mansion House speech on 2 March of key aspects of the Government’s aspirations for the post-Brexit UK/EU relationship
employment rate

Employment rate remains at near-record high

Figures show that employment rate remains at near-record high and that groups across society are accessing new job opportunities
Universal Basic Opportunity Fund

‘Universal Basic Opportunity Fund’ could pave way for full basic income

A new Universal Basic Opportunity Fund could anchor workers for the challenges of the 2020s amid widespread economic insecurity, a new paper says
geovation conference

Geovation Conference to focus on ‘Greener, Smarter Communities’

‘Building Greener, Smarter Communities’ will be the focus of the first-ever Geovation Conference on Friday 16 February Designer Wayne Hemingway is the keynote speaker at the event, which takes place at the Royal Geographical Society in London and involves leaders, pioneers, start-ups, investors, sponsors, exhibitors, designers and location data experts...
cryptocurrency jobs

Cryptocurrency jobs in India increase despite Delhi’s stance on bitcoin

Jobs and applicants for employment in the cryptocurrency sector have increased substantially according to the Indian Indeed branch The number of postings related to blockchain and cryptocurrency jobs has increased by 290%, along with its job searches containing crypto related keywords which have risen by 52%. The trend was reported by...
changing world of work

UK addresses the challenges of the changing world of work in the modern economy

Millions of workers will receive new rights under major government reforms as the UK addresses the challenges in the changing world of work The government has set out new proposals to ensure that workers know their rights and receive the benefits and protections they are entitled to, and that action...
innovation council

Jon Wrennall appointed to CBI innovation council

Advanced’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO), Jon Wrennall, has been selected to join the CBI’s prestigious Innovation Council The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) aims to build an internationally competitive innovation eco-system that reinforced Britain’s strengths. As part of a three-year minimum term on the Innovation Council, Jon will join other senior...
open banking

FinTech Fortnight has partnered with The Open Banking Implementation Entity

FinTech Fortnight has returned to educate businesses on the growing importance of FinTech and Open Banking The Open Banking Implementation Entity has partnered with FinTech Fortnight to spread this message of empowerment to the UK, helping them get better deals and make smarter choices. All this is done through financial technology,...
Blockchain Innovation

Blockchain Innovation February 2018

Welcome to the February 2018 Blockchain Innovation supplement. We begin with an article by Vice-President and European Commissioner for Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, who shares his thoughts on how digitisation is changing both people and society, including disruptive technologies such as blockchain. Updating us on the latest developments in...
blockchain and artificial intelligence

Blockchain and AI research at the University of Nicosia

Prof. Spyros Makridakis and Prof. George Giaglis, Directors of IFF at University of Nicosia lift the lid on the institution’s blockchain and artificial intelligence (AI) research, including the launch of The Institute For the Future (IFF) 2018 may prove to be a historic year: as a number of technological innovations...
Economic policies

European Commission Officials discuss economic policies for Cryptocurrencies

The European Commission has discussed the development of blockchain technology and how cryptocurrencies fit into international economic policies in a series of speeches Commissioner of the European Commission Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel said “think blockchain” at the Digital-Life Design Conference in Munich as she determined how regulation and...

European Central Bank to discuss cryptocurrencies with youth

The President of the European Central Bank (ECB) will be answering questions about bitcoin and blockchain via a series of videos Mario Draghi, the President of the European Central Bank, will respond to a number of questions that were submitted, on Tuesday 23 January 2018, to discuss the topic of...
digital world

We live in a digital world, but are our children ready for it?

Julia Adamson from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT explores today’s digital world and asks if our children ready for it The Autumn 2017 Budget recognised that the UK’s future prosperity, growth, productivity, exports and ability to attract inward investment all depend on how the nation responds to the challenges...
The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies

The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT) provides a cross-sectoral platform, which drives the adoption and integration of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies into our socio-economic system. The UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies (CBT) is an Academic Research Centre connecting expertise and drawing knowledge from 8 UCL Departments. Blockchain is a...
One Public Estate

Supporting cross-public sector working – One Public Estate

In this joint feature from the Government Property Unit and the Local Government Association, we find out more about the delivery of The One Public Estate (OPE) programme that supports cross-public sector working The One Public Estate (OPE) programme is jointly delivered by the Cabinet Office Government Property Unit (GPU)...
public services

Progressive change ahead in public services

Paul Bradbury, Group business development director at Civica, shares his reflections on the future of delivery in public services leading up to 2025 Local government is well aware that the transformation to meet “new” digital world demands is key. It’s an issue we’ve explored in depth in Civica’s ‘Changing Landscape’...

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