Contactless limit to increase to £100 from 15 October

The national roll-out of the new £100 spending limit for contactless card payments will begin from 15 October 2021, UK Finance announces today. The decision to raise the contactless limit from £45 to £100 was made by HM Treasury and the Financial Conduct Authority following a public consultation and in discussion with both the […]

Twelve-year-old boy makes £290,000 from whale NFTs

A 12-year-old boy from London has made about £290,000 during the school holidays, after creating a series of pixelated artworks called Weird Whales and selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs). With NFTs, artwork can be “tokenised” to create a digital certificate of ownership that can be bought and sold. They do not generally give the buyer […]

Jobs market rebound has led to UK wage inflation and worker shortages

A “dramatic” recovery in the jobs market has led to wage inflation and shortages of qualified workers in some industries, according to the UK recruiter Hays. Recruiters’ fees are closely correlated to the strength of the jobs market, which was hit hard at the start of the coronavirus pandemic as workers were forced to […]

GMB leader and Uber boss to discuss next step on workers’ rights

The new leader of one of the UK’s biggest trade unions is to meet a boss of Uber to take forward a groundbreaking deal on workers’ rights. Gary Smith, the general secretary of the GMB, said he wanted to end the “exploitation” of more than 200,000 drivers in the industry. Thursday’s meeting with Uber’s […]

Steam Deck Treads on Switch Territory, It Won’t Get It All

The arrival of the Steam Deck by Valve promises to disrupt a market long-dominated by Nintendo Switch. After Sony pulled out its Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) from markets worldwide, people began wondering if another company would ever be able to occupy the vacuum left by PSP. It isn’t so much that Nintendo Switch was […]

Made in Britain: Copywriting agency, By The Way Creative

Stephanie White talks to us about how a bad experience in the corporate world led to the creation of her business, By The Way Creative. Tell us about your business? My name is Stephanie White and I am a Hampshire-based businesswoman and founder of copywriting agency, By The Way Creative. After I graduated with […]