Unleashing Potential: Improving the employment prospects of autistic people

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> A startling statistic recently surfaced from the Office for National Statistics – despite 77% of unemployed autistic people being eager to work, only 29% are currently employed. Hopefully, this figure will improve following the Government’s recently launched Buckland review, an initiative to improve employment prospects for autistic individuals. You might wonder, ‘Why […]

Services sector basks in the warmth of leisure spending

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> The UK’s dominant services sector continued its growth streak last month as consumers kept spending on leisure and technology. Survey data from services companies, known as the purchasing managers’ index (PMI), hit 55.2 in May, down a little from April’s 12-month peak of 55.9 but up slightly from an initial estimate of […]

BA’s UK staff and Boots hit by cyber security breach with bank details exposed

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> British Airways (BA) has revealed all its staff who are paid in the UK have been caught up in a cyber incident that has exposed personal data including bank and contact details to hackers. It emerged last week that a so-called zero-day vulnerability – a flaw – in the file transfer system […]

MPs call for dedicated ‘crypto tsar’ to oversee plans to turn UK into digital asset hub

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> A group of MPs have called for the appointment of a dedicated “crypto tsar” to oversee plans to turn the UK into a digital asset hub today, as stark divisions emerge in parliament over the future direction and role of the country’s crypto industry. In a new report, the All Party Parliamentary […]

BCC launches Business Council with Heathrow, Drax, IHG Hotels & Resorts and BP as founding partners

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has announced a new Business Council, comprised of prominent UK business leaders, to design and drive the future of the British economy. The founding partners will be uniquely placed to shape the BCC’s policy and influencing, with the Council forming part of the organisation’s new national […]

IoD calls for an industrial strategy focused on innovation

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> In its latest survey, an overwhelming majority of IoD members favoured the development of a meaningful industrial strategy aimed at defining specific long-term priorities for the UK economy. Less than 10% of members felt that UK economic development should be left entirely to market forces. The debate over industrial strategy takes place […]

Office landlords go green to beat competition 

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> The need to keep pace with competitors is the primary factor motivating office landlords to make sustainability improvements, latest research shows. infinitSpace, the creator of white-label, tech-enabled, flexible workspaces, and The Instant Group, the largest global marketplace for flexible workspace solutions, commissioned independent market research firm Censuswide to survey 250 commercial landlords […]

The power of offline marketing

<?xml encoding=”utf-8″ ??> As everything becomes digital in today’s world, online marketing is often the first thing that comes to mind when businesses want to promote their brands. Despite this, it’s imperative to remember that offline marketing, such as events, private number plates, gift marketing, and guerrilla marketing, can be just as effective. Every day, […]