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24 May 2013 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Be careful what you tweet…….

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The High Court has found today that a tweet published by Sally Bercow about Lord McAlpine is libellous.

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17 May 2013 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Google Glass and Privacy

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Google’s annual developer conference Google I/O took place this week in San Francisco and Google Glass has been noted as the most popular product.

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1 May 2013 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

Tax break on games delayed

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The UK games industry is still anxiously awaiting approval from the European Commission on a tax break which was due to be introduced on 1 April 2013.

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12 April 2013 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Tech update

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This week has seen a flurry of activity in respect of regulation in the tech industry:

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Financial Service Providers: dates to be aware of

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From 6 April 2013 Security and quasi security: new security registration regime expected to be in force.

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2013 Budget: Implications for Financial Institutions

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On 20 March 2013, George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, delivered the 2013 Budget. The below sets out some of the key measures and policy of particular interest to financial service providers. HMRC has also published its 2013 Budget letter …

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Banking News

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The Eurozone While the Cyprus meltdown has been dominating eurozone news lately, the overall crisis continues to dominate the global economic landscape.

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2 April 2013 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Apple unlikely to obtain trade mark for name “iPad Mini” in US

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The US Patent and Trade Mark Office (“USPTO”) has in a letter to Apple indicated that it would be unlikely to grant a trade mark for “iPad Mini” based on its initial description.

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19 March 2013 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Innovation – the recipe for success

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Around 130 turned up to an event hosted by the Scandinavian Chambers of Commerce on 11 March at Google UK Ltd in London. The event had been fully booked weeks before.

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12 February 2013 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

“Play up! and play the game!”

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Sir Henry Newbolt’s Victorian poem applied the spirit of a seemingly-lost school cricket match – “An hour to play and the last man in” – to a desperate colonial battle – “The Gatling’s jammed and the Colonel dead”. . . .  Pensions, one hopes, are not quite like that.  But there is still room for fair play in pensions, all the same.

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11 February 2013 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

Auto-enrolment gobbledegook,

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I am a great supporter of auto-enrolment, and I think it was a very retrograde step that Mrs. Thatcher’s Government banned it in 1987. 

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Buy an index-linked annuity and live to 98!

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This is not a case of confusing cause and effect . . . . It is a very salutary lesson on the true cost of pensions linked to inflation.

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