Meet the 35 most exciting young entrepreneurs, engineers, and advisors in UK fintech

Meet the 35 most exciting young entrepreneurs, engineers, and advisors in UK fintech

Business Insider/Jenny Cheng LONDON — Fintech is a big business in the UK. The British Treasury has now held two conferences to promote the country’s burgeoning financial technology industry on the world stage and the government estimates that the entire sector is worth £7 billion to the UK economy. That’s up from almost nothing a […]

Samsung is opening a massive AI research center in the UK

Samsung is opening a massive AI research center in the UK

Deep-pocketed Korean conglomerate Samsung today announced it will open a massive AI research center, based in leafy (and deeply tech-centric) Cambridge. The Samsung AI Center, Cambridge (SAIC-Cambridge) will be lead by Professor Andrew Blake, who is one of Britain’s leading academics in the AI space. “The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet” CNBC […]

UK CEOs warn protectionism is biggest threat to growth for British business

UK CEOs warn protectionism is biggest threat to growth for British business

Chief executives of some of the UK’s biggest businesses have warned that the rise of protectionism is the number one threat to growth, a study by KPMG reveals. In a survey of 150 British business leaders, as well as 1,150 CEOs from across the world, 64 per cent of UK leaders and 55 per cent of […]

Trust eroded by UK's half-baked Brexit ideas for the Border

Trust eroded by UK's half-baked Brexit ideas for the Border

Trust is an overused but under-appreciated cliche. Few of us would get through our daily lives without trust. We trust that other road users will, for the most part, drive on the left, stop at red lights and, generally, not try to kill us. We trust our co-workers not to separate our wallets from the […]

UK: Grenfell Inquiry begins to hear evidence

UK: Grenfell Inquiry begins to hear evidence

June 2017 – a catastrophic blaze engulfed Grenfell Tower in West London. 71 people died in the fire in the 24-storey social housing block, which broke out late at night. And today, a public inquiry starts in the UK capital into what happened. What we will hear are what are being called “commemorative hearings” – […]

The CBI just made a major intervention to keep Britain in a customs union after Brexit

The CBI just made a major intervention to keep Britain in a customs union after Brexit

Britain’s biggest business group, the Confederation of British Industry, has told Theresa May’s government to “break the Brexit logjam” or risk doing major damage to the UK economy. In a major speech, CBI’s president, Paul Drechsler, group, will on Sunday argue that the government’s indecision over what kind of customs partnership it will pursue is […]

A 'hostile environment' for renewables: Why has UK clean energy investment plummeted?

A 'hostile environment' for renewables: Why has UK clean energy investment plummeted?

Judging by the headlines, renewable energy in Britain is booming. Barely a week goes by without news that wind power has overtaken nuclear or the country has gone another successive day without coal. Yet these figures obscure a reality in which the withdrawal of government support and confusion around future investments have led to a […]

To get UK passport, Markle needs time, money and good memory

To get UK passport, Markle needs time, money and good memory

LONDON – How tall is the London Eye? Who opened Britain’s first Indian restaurant? Who was the fifth wife of Henry VIII? If Meghan Markle doesn’t already know the answers, she needs to start studying. All three are potential questions on a test given to those who — like Prince Harry’s fiancee — want to […]

UK's first app to provide support for victims of domestic violence has launched

UK's first app to provide support for victims of domestic violence has launched

The first smartphone app to provide a UK-wide directory of specialist domestic abuse support services has launched.  Vodafone and Hestia, a London-based domestic abuse charity, have come up with the app after finding 1 in 3 people in the UK would not know how to help a friend or family member who was a victim […]

UK's plan for customs union 'backstop' faces tests in Brussels

UK's plan for customs union 'backstop' faces tests in Brussels

Alex Barker in Brussels May 17, 2018 Print this page UK plans to remain tied to customs union to avoid Ireland border Brussels wants Northern Ireland-specific solution EU fears cherry picking by UK and threat to single market Britain’s emerging plan to avoid a hard border in Ireland is based on an idea that has […]

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