Remote Work: Most Employee Preference in Europe
A Gallup study of remote work in France and the U.K. show a preference among employees to continue working from home, even when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted: 56% of British workers want to stay remote, as do 51% of French workers.
Why London is The Smartest City in the World
“English is the common language uniting the two “smartest” cities in the world, according to the sixth edition of IESE’s Cities in Motion Index, although an ocean and many miles divide them.”
via IESE Insight
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.
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
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‘.
Why UK Fintech Start-up Investment is Remarkable
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.
UK Considers Classifying Google and Facebook as Publishers
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
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.
How the UK will Boost Digital Economy Jobs and Growth
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.
Digital Media Use in the UK is Displacing Broadcast TV
In 2017, digital media will be responsible for nearly half (49 percent) of UK adults’ daily time with major media, according to eMarketer, while time spent with traditional TV drops to less than a third of the total.
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