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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...

Life after Brexit: From the Coadec Community

A few days before the UK voted to leave the EU, I wrote a welcome blog as the incoming Executive Director of Coadec. On reflection and with the beauty of hindsight, I should have written a very different blog. But then it has been a truly extraordinary few weeks. The...

London Fintech Week: Unity and Growth in Uncertain Times…

As London Fintech week kicks-off today, Coadec examines the current challenges and concerns facing the FinTech community: Verbatim: “The harmonisation of financial regulation is a huge, huge asset to British financial services firms.” “For financial services and...

Welcome blog by Coadec’s new Executive Director, Romilly Dennys

I am delighted to join Coadec, the Coalition for a Digital Economy, as Executive Director and continue Guy’s brilliant work to champion startups and the digital economy. A few highlights include Guy’s startup manifesto, backed by over 200 startups and investors, the...