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  • Is the UK’s financial glass finally half-full?

    Is the UK’s financial glass finally half-full?

    The last six months have not been particularly cheerful ones for many people, as wages have consistently lagged behind inflation. But the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics give some grounds for optimism. Is there finally light at the end of the tunnel? By Mark Richards We have [...]

  • GDPR arrives next month. What difference will it make?

GDPR arrives next month. What difference will it make?

April 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Next month GDPR comes into force. It is a piece of European legislation that the UK will retain after Brexit. It is intended to give people [...]

  • Blockchain set to disrupt online shopping and change countless industries.

Blockchain is Coming – and it will change retail for ever

April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Traditional retail has been ‘disrupted’ by online shopping. But now online is set to be disrupted by the advent of blockchain, which will irreversibly change retail [...]

Artificial Intelligence ‘poses less risk to jobs than feared’

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Despite growing fears in recent years about artificial intelligence replacing the human workforce, new research from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development [...]

  • The March Economic Round-Up

The March Economic Round-Up

April 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Richards. As we do at the beginning of every month, we are looking back at the month that has just ended. March began with [...]

  • British People Wasting Billions on Subscriptions and Credit Reports

British People Wasting Billions on Subscriptions and Credit Reports

March 30th, 2018|0 Comments

It is Easter. For most people, that will mean four days off work. Maybe it would be a good idea to spend some of the time [...]

  • Martin Lewis to Sue Facebook over “Fake” Ads

Martin Lewis to Sue Facebook over “Fake” Ads

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Founder of the UK consumer help website The Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis, announced on [...]

YouTube Action Raises Global Child Privacy Issues

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson YouTube has just become the latest social media company to face scrutiny from regulators over [...]

  • Facebook CEO to testify in court

Facebook CEO to testify in court

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Last month, the world’s largest social media network found itself at the centre of a [...]

  • New Tax Year: New Tax Changes

New Tax Year: New Tax Changes

April 9th, 2018|0 Comments

So here we are, if not in a Brave New World, at least in a Brave New Tax [...]

  • Blockchain set to disrupt online shopping and change countless industries.

Blockchain is Coming – and it will change retail for ever

April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Traditional retail has been ‘disrupted’ by online shopping. But now online is set to be disrupted by the [...]

  • London SME’s enjoying boosted revenues since Brexit vote

London SME’s enjoying boosted revenues since Brexit vote

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

By Felicity Anderson A survey of over 1000 UK SME’s undertaken by serviced office firm, Citibase, highlights a [...]

Artificial Intelligence ‘poses less risk to jobs than feared’

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Despite growing fears in recent years about artificial intelligence replacing the human workforce, new research [...]

  • Banking at a Tipping Point as Fintech Drives Change

Banking at a Tipping Point as Fintech Drives Change

April 4th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson Major banks in Europe and North America are facing their “uber moment,” according to financial [...]

  • Donald Trump continues his attacks on retail giant Amazon

Donald Trump continues his attacks on retail giant Amazon

April 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells President Donald Trump has continued his criticisms of Amazon, via Twitter, tweeting that “only fools” [...]

  • Tesla car that killed driver was running on Autopilot

Tesla car that killed driver was running on Autopilot

April 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie US tech company Tesla has come under fire from critics after releasing details of the [...]

Personal Finance

  • Martin Lewis to Sue Facebook over “Fake” Ads

Martin Lewis to Sue Facebook over “Fake” Ads

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Founder of the UK consumer help website The Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis, announced on Monday that he was issuing high court proceedings against Facebook for defamation. [...]

  • 140,000 Households Had No Money to Heat Their Homes This Winter

140,000 Households Had No Money to Heat Their Homes This Winter

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells One hundred and forty thousand households, equating to around 400,000 people, were left without electricity or gas in December and January because they didn’t have sufficient money [...]

  • Insurance Premiums Set to Fall – with Car Insurance Costs Leading the Way

Insurance Premiums Set to Fall – with Car Insurance Costs Leading the Way

April 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

The vast majority of us spend a significant amount each month on insurance of one kind or another. But now technological advances could lead to falling premiums – with car [...]

  • Is the UK’s financial glass finally half-full?

Is the UK’s financial glass finally half-full?

April 20th, 2018|0 Comments

The last six months have not been particularly cheerful ones for many people, as wages have consistently lagged behind inflation. But the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics [...]

Business News

  • Martin Lewis to Sue Facebook over “Fake” Ads

Martin Lewis to Sue Facebook over “Fake” Ads

April 24th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Founder of the UK consumer help website The Money Saving Expert, Martin Lewis, announced on Monday that he was issuing high court proceedings against Facebook for defamation. This high-profile lawsuit comes after [...]

YouTube Action Raises Global Child Privacy Issues

April 11th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson YouTube has just become the latest social media company to face scrutiny from regulators over data protection and this time it’s the privacy of children that sits at the heart of the [...]

  • Facebook CEO to testify in court

Facebook CEO to testify in court

April 10th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Last month, the world’s largest social media network found itself at the centre of a global scandal after news broke that they may have sold voter data to influence both the 2016 [...]

  • New Tax Year: New Tax Changes

New Tax Year: New Tax Changes

April 9th, 2018|0 Comments

So here we are, if not in a Brave New World, at least in a Brave New Tax Year. Last week saw the end of 2017/18 and, on Friday, April 6th, we said hello to [...]

  • Blockchain set to disrupt online shopping and change countless industries.

Blockchain is Coming – and it will change retail for ever

April 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Traditional retail has been ‘disrupted’ by online shopping. But now online is set to be disrupted by the advent of blockchain, which will irreversibly change retail and its associated payments. But just what is blockchain? [...]

  • London SME’s enjoying boosted revenues since Brexit vote

London SME’s enjoying boosted revenues since Brexit vote

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

By Felicity Anderson A survey of over 1000 UK SME’s undertaken by serviced office firm, Citibase, highlights a positive outlook for London based companies, with more than half reporting a rise in revenues since the [...]

Artificial Intelligence ‘poses less risk to jobs than feared’

April 5th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie Despite growing fears in recent years about artificial intelligence replacing the human workforce, new research from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) suggests the threat may not be as serious [...]

  • Banking at a Tipping Point as Fintech Drives Change

Banking at a Tipping Point as Fintech Drives Change

April 4th, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson Major banks in Europe and North America are facing their “uber moment,” according to financial services giant Citigroup. In a report on the banking industry - Digital Disruption - Citigroup predicts that [...]

  • Donald Trump continues his attacks on retail giant Amazon

Donald Trump continues his attacks on retail giant Amazon

April 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells President Donald Trump has continued his criticisms of Amazon, via Twitter, tweeting that “only fools” are saying that the US Post Office is making money with Amazon. Over the Easter weekend, the [...]

Politics

  • Donald Trump continues his attacks on retail giant Amazon

Donald Trump continues his attacks on retail giant Amazon

April 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells President Donald Trump has continued his criticisms of Amazon, via Twitter, tweeting that “only fools” are saying that the US Post Office is making money with Amazon. [...]

  • Cambridge Analytica: regulators surround Facebook after Data Revelations

Regulators Close in on Facebook After Data Revelations

March 21st, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson What a difference a weekend makes. On Friday 16th of last week, shares in Facebook were valued at more than $185%. Fast forward to the close of [...]

  • £40bn more in taxes needed to cut deficit

£40bn more in taxes needed to cut deficit

March 15th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Fairlie The Government will need to raise an additional £40bn a year in tax from consumers and businesses by 2025 if it wants to balance the books, according [...]

  • Philip Hammond delivers Spring Statement signalling a Plastics Tax

Ageing Rock Star Delivers his Spring Statement

March 14th, 2018|0 Comments

By Mark Richards Yesterday was the first of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Statements, with the traditional Spring Budget having been moved to the Autumn. There were all the usual facts [...]

  • Sadiq Khan warns of need for tech companies to tackle hate speech

Sadiq Khan warns of need for tech companies to tackle hate speech

March 13th, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has told the BBC that tech companies could face stricter regulation if they do not take the issue of hate speech “more [...]

  • Owner Managed Business Report: Small Business Concerns Overlooked

Britain’s Small Businesses Overlooked by Brexit Ministers

March 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

By Trevor Clawson An Owner managed business report suggests that businesses feel their concerns about the UK’s departure from the European Union and the shape of any subsequent trading arrangement [...]

  • Is University worth the cost of a Student Loan? | CLNews

The Student Loan Scam

February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

by Mark Richards Prime Minister Theresa May has just announced a major review of higher education. She is bidding to reassure students and parents and looking to overhaul how universities [...]

  • tuition fees will not be scrapped

University review will not scrap tuition fees

February 20th, 2018|0 Comments

By Lauren Howells The prime minister has launched a major review of higher education, examining the “whole system” of student funding and warning people against the “outdated attitude” that “favours [...]

Technology

  • Ukrainian journalist speaks out in fight against fake news

Ukrainian journalist speaks out in fight against fake news

By Mark Fairlie This year’s TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference – ‘The Age of Amazement’ – opened its doors [...]

YouTube Action Raises Global Child Privacy Issues

By Trevor Clawson YouTube has just become the latest social media company to face scrutiny from regulators over data protection [...]

  • Facebook CEO to testify in court

Facebook CEO to testify in court

By Mark Fairlie Last month, the world’s largest social media network found itself at the centre of a global scandal [...]

New Device Can Transcribe What You’re Thinking

By Lauren Howells. Researchers at MIT have developed a device that can ‘hear’ words that users are thinking, without them [...]