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20 February 2015 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, News, Opinion

Charity Commission releases latest figures

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Almost 5000 new charities were registered last year, according to figures from the Charity Commission. The regulator revealed that a total of 4,863 organisations were added to the register and 4,332 were removed; in an average month, the number of …

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Lobbying laws have a “chilling effect” on charities

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A crossbench peer has warned that charities have been frightened into curtailing public work by a new lobbying law. Lord Harries, the former Bishop of Oxford, said that good causes were worried that their activities might be in breach of …

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16 February 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Docklands – A new technology hub?

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Towards the end of the new year it was announced that e-commerce giant Alibaba made the move from Mayfair to new premises at Canary Wharf.

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The Government’s anti-corruption plan

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The Government recently published its long-awaited plan to tackle anti-corruption in the UK and internationally over the coming year.

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Manufacturing figures “may be enough to allay fears over slowdown of economy”

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Britain’s manufacturing sector expanded faster than expected last month, bolstered by improved order books and increased market confidence, according to a survey.

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3 February 2015 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Boom in number of IT companies in the UK is centred around Silicon Roundabout

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The number of IT companies in the UK has increased by 15,000 over the past year, rising to more than 320,000, a new study has shown.

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30 January 2015 0 Comments Posted in Corporate & Commercial, Opinion

FCA fines firm for sponsor breaches

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined brokerage Execution Noble & Company Limited (ENCL) £231,000 for failing in its role as sponsor to listed companies.

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Attempt to set the record straight on health and safety legislation

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A watchdog has warned companies about blaming bogus health and safety laws for poor customer service.

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19 December 2014 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

£25m fund set up to help London’s tech start-ups

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The Mayor of London has announced plans to set up a special fund for tech start-ups.

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Law Society calls for more clarity on PSC register rules

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The Law Society, the body that represents solicitors in England and Wales, has called for greater clarity on proposals requiring UK-incorporated unquoted companies to keep a new register of people with significant control (PSC) over them.

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Worrying number of construction firms putting workers at risk

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An investigation has revealed that workers on two out of five building sites are not receiving adequate protection.

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16 December 2014 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Technology & media

Israel looking to forge new links with Tech City firms

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Israeli businesses are increasingly looking for tech partners in London rather than Silicon Valley, the country’s chief scientist has said.

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