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EU economy on the rise as incomes increase and unemployment rate falls

The economy of the European Union (EU) is currently doing quite well. We are most likely at the end of an expansionary phase of the business cycle, average incomes have risen above pre-crisis levels and the average unemployment rate of EU member states is down to 7% from almost 11% in 2013
Scottish festivals

Scottish festivals boosts economy by millions

The Scottish Secretary, David Mundell, will be joined by other UK Government cabinet ministers in Edinburgh in a show of support for Scottish festivals and to celebrate the international profile and significant economic boost they bring
tech sector

UK tech sector is growing twice as fast as any other despite high turnover

The UK has been listed as one of the tech powerhouses of the world, employing more than 1.64 million people and producing a whopping £170 billion a year. So with things looking up for the sector, why is turnover so high?
local authorities

Using data analytics to create new opportunities for local authorities

Steve Shirley, Vice President of Public Sector at Mastercard provides insight into using data analytics to create new opportunities for local authorities
economic growth

Time to “include the excluded” and ensure full participation in economic growth

Bev Hurley, Chair of the Institute of Economic Development (IED) argues that now is the time to “include the excluded” and ensure their full participation in economic growth
Future of Europe

The future of Europe: The Euro

Eva Maydell MEP, Group of the European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) shares her interesting views on the future of Europe, focussing on its most symbolic element, the Euro
mid-sized cities

Mid-sized cities: The key to inclusive growth in the UK

Cllr Peter Box, Chair of Key Cities takes the stance that mid-sized cities are key to inclusive growth in the UK
industrial strategy

New online tool transforms Science Minister into #ScienceSpotlight avatar

Science Minister Sam Gyimah, will appear as an avatar on the Twitter channel for the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy — on a fortnightly basis — to promote the government's work into science, research and development as part of the modern Industrial Strategy.
zero-hours contracts

Zero-hours contracts can be positive, says Taylor

Taylor declares zero-hours contracts can be positive at Peninsula’s annual HR and business leaders’ forum
Blockchain Innovation

Blockchain Innovation May 2018

A very warm welcome to this exciting May 2018 Blockchain Innovation publication
waterpark

New waterpark makes a big splash in Rhyl

A £15 million waterpark in Rhyl has been named SC2 and will form a major part of the waterfront development in the town
Industrial strategy

Is the UK Industrial Strategy fit for the future?

Lawrence Conway, Institute of Economic Development (IED) board member and Chief Executive of South Lakeland District Council, shares his views on the UK Industrial Strategy and asks if it is fit for the future
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...

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