Boost for UK data capability with world-first AI talent scheme

Major businesses including Ocado, Amazon, Rolls Royce and McKinsey & Quantum Black are backing a world-first industry and government collaboration to develop the next generation of AI experts in the UK.

More than two-thirds fear that their personal data may have been stolen

Almost three quarters of the nation fear their personal details will be stolen every time they hand over bank details and email addresses to companies, it has emerged.

Economic data points to areas of concern for UK

Despite the continued strong performance of the UK’s labour market, the latest economic data releases point to certain areas of concern for the UK.

Green light for ultra-fast electric car charging innovation

A new pioneering technology to ensure a next generation of safer, high-powered electric car batteries can be charged by drivers in ultra-fast time is just one of 12 innovation projects to receive the green light from the government’s Faraday Battery Challenge.

Analysis shows that goods exports increase for businesses

Every part of the UK has seen their goods exports increase thanks to increasing global opportunities, new data shows.

Government unlock mapping and location data to boost economy

Key parts of the OS MasterMap will be made openly available for the public and businesses to use.

 

It is estimated that this will boost the UK economy by at least £130m each year, as innovative companies and startups use the data.

 

 

Land Registry to launch new local land charges service

The first local authority’s local land charges (LLC) data to be available will be Warwick District Council’s.

 

After this date, anyone requiring LLC searches for property or land in the local authority area of Warwick District Council will be able to get them directly from HM Land Registry.

 

UK economy on track for a better Q2

While the ONS left their original estimate for Q1 GDP growth unchanged at an anaemic 0.1%, recent data suggests that Q2 will see a broad-based rebound in economic growth in the UK economy.

 

UK House Price Index for April 2018 shows 1.2% rise from March

The UK House Price Index (UK HPI) published on June 13 shows house price changes for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

£2.3 billion boost as 1,600 jobs created with UK tech going global

The Prime Minister has hosted a raft of cutting-edge companies for a roundtable, as part of London Tech Week, to showcase Britain as the best place in the world to run a tech company. This event aimed to drive inward investment in
key sectors.

 

New decommissioning technology tested

Spirit Energy has successfully tested a new decommissioning technology that could cut the cost of P&A’ing offshore wells.

The technique, developed by Interwell, underwent its first test in Europe at a well in Caythorpe, northern England.

 

Explanations for not appointing women to FTSE boards revealed

Despite a major drop in the number of top companies with all-male boards, many are still refusing to move with the times - and some of the worst explanations firms have made for not having women among their top employees have been revealed.

 

 

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