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The Memo: 3 fresh tech announcements from the Spring Budget 2017

T-Levels, robotics and a painful blow for the self-employed. This afternoon Chancellor Philip Hammond revealed the next phase of the Government’s plan to prepare Britain for Brexit, along with some interesting tech-related announcements. Here are the 3 key tech...

The Sunday Times: Tech Firms: Make it easier for migrants

Britain’s digital tech sector faces a critical shortage of talent unless the government changes immigration rules, says a new report to be published on Tuesday. The Coalition for a Digital Economy (Coadec), a policy group representing tech start-ups, warns that...

Startup Voices: A Digital Economy that works “for everyone”

This week, the Secretary of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, launched the long-awaited Digital Strategy. This is an important Strategy and cannot be seen in isolation from the wider aims of the Government to spread...

Startup Voices: Coadec visits Liverpool

Following trips to Brighton, Cardiff and Newcastle, next stop was Liverpool… to hear first-hand from startups on the ground.. Debbie Edwards is a founder on a mission: “to create a world where the skills, career choices and life aspirations of girls and women are...

City AM: Don’t blame businesses for hiring foreign staff

Home secretary Amber Rudd provoked outrage this week for suggesting that companies should list the number of foreign workers they employ. For many in the business community, it hit a raw nerve at a sensitive time. EU nationals that call the UK home and have set up...

Startup Voices: An Industrial Strategy fit for a digital age

Following Greg Clark’s speech yesterday at the IOD, a few thoughts on creating a forward-looking Industrial Strategy fit for a digital age: I have seen the future and Britain is not part of it.’ (George Osborne, 2006, Silicon Valley) Ten years after George Osborne...