Tag Archive | UK

How Automation will Transform Job Skills in the UK

How Automation will Transform Job Skills in the UK

1.5 million British jobs are at high risk of automation, with women and young people more threatened than others. More than 70% of the jobs deemed to be at high risk are held by women. Among young people, 16% of employed 20- to 24-year-olds are likely to be affected.

via World Economic Forum

How to Solve the UK Productivity Slowdown

How to Solve the UK Productivity Slowdown

The top 25% of the UK’s most productive businesses are as much as five times more productive than businesses in the bottom 25%. One plausible explanation for this is that some businesses are quicker to adopt readily available technologies and better management practices, such as greater employee involvement.

via The Conversation

5 Global Hotspots for Technology Startup Innovation

5 Global Hotspots for Tech Startup Innovation

Even in a hyperconnected world, physical location still matters to entrepreneurs, investors and talent. Factors affecting a start-up’s decision on where to establish their headquarters include quality of life, cost of living, proximity to academic institutions, government support, the economy and existing ecosystems that help new businesses.

Learn about the ‘Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World‘.

via World Economic Forum

Why UK Fintech Start-up Investment is Remarkable

UK fintech market research

Investors have pumped more than 825 million pounds ($1.1 billion) into British financial technology (fintech) start-ups since the start of 2017 — that’s double the amount seen in the same period last year.

Source: Reuters

UK Considers Classifying Google and Facebook as Publishers

UK news media policy research

Karen Bradley, the UK culture secretary, has said the government is considering changing the legal status of Google, Facebook and other internet companies amid growing concerns about copyright infringement and the spread of extremist material online.

Source: The Guardian

UK Internet Use Reaches 54.8 Million People in 2017

UK internet market research

The UK internet audience will see slow growth this year, climbing just 2.4% to 54.8 million people, or 82.6% of the country’s population. But eMarketer has slightly increased its projection for the overall number of UK internet users throughout the forecast period.

Source: eMarketer

How the UK will Boost Digital Economy Jobs and Growth

UK Digital Economy market research

The UK is already home to more than 200,000 digital businesses supporting more than 1.4 million jobs – with the fastest growing-digital hubs from 2010-14 in Southampton, West Cornwall and Dundee.

Source: GOV.UK