At the latest government Covid-19 press briefing, the heath secretary Matt Hancock was forced to deal with a barrage of questions concerning Dominic Cummings. Mr Hancock focused on falling infections rates, deaths and a possible Covid-19 treatment but was forced to deal with a series of questions either directly or indirectly related to Dominic Cummings. Mr […]
Posted on 27th May 2020 in Coronavirus.
A lack of awareness among public sector employees around cyber security is leaving it vulnerable to ransomware and other forms of cyber-attack, according to new research today from data security provider Clearswift, a HelpSystems Company. The research with 1,000 public sector employees, revealed that almost half of respondents (47%) have either not heard of, or do […]
Half of all companies don’t have the resources to properly support employee mental health, according to a new survey from workforce intelligence platform e-days. Released during Mental Health Awareness Week (18th-24th May), the survey results from more than 100 HR leaders found that over 53% of businesses felt that had inadequate resources to support mental health […]
Private equity and venture capital fundraising hit €109 billion, up 6% in 2019, and the highest total over a decade, according to new data from Invest Europe. In parallel, the total equity amount invested in European companies increased 10% year-on-year to €94 billion in 2019, the highest level on investment ever recorded. Invest Europe, the […]
Posted on 18th May 2020 .
In the first edition of the High-Growth in London report, published back by Beauhurst in March of 2019, they noted the extent to which ‘London-based companies dominate the UKs high-growth scene’. Back then, 30% of ambitious UK companies had grown in the Capital, and had collectively secured 54% of all UK equity fundraising since 2011. […]
Posted on 18th May 2020 in Scale Up.
As the UK gradually eases lockdown restrictions, consumers most want to hear from brands about how they are protecting employee safety and jobs, according to new research. The consumer survey conducted by PR agency Speed found that over a third (37%) wanted to see brands communicate measures they have taken to look after staff during […]
According to an exclusive new study from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, the majority (53.2%) of Brits are worried about losing their job during the coronavirus pandemic. What’s more, three-quarters (77.2%) of workers on furlough have expressed concerns that there may not be a job available for them once the scheme is over. The study surveyed 1,408 UK […]
New research has found that nearly half of employees surveyed would feel uncomfortable disclosing a health concern to their employer during the Covid-19 pandemic. Most worryingly, more than one in ten are concerned about being fired, should they talk openly about serious health concerns such as cancer, chronic illnesses or mental health problems. A further […]
New analysis released this morning by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) and funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) has found that the number of vacancies in the economy has fallen at a faster rate than at any time since vacancy records were first collected in 1948. The analysis uses vacancy data collected by […]
Vacancies in London dropped 23% during the week ending 10th May as speculation surrounding Boris Johnson’s easing of lockdown measures grew, according to the latest real-time statistics from the world’s largest network of job boards, Broadbean Technology. Across the UK, hiring activity dropped 9% during this period as companies remain cautious during the on-going uncertainty. ICT jobs […]
Learn how to get extra cash into your company within 30 days, with Linda Eziquiel There is a generous incentive called R&D Tax Credit that supports innovative UK companies to claim back up to a third of costs spent on developing new products, or processes or services. For qualifying Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), it […]
Following the UK’s first full month under lockdown, April’s online retail sales results have signalled a seismic shift in purchasing patterns. As COVID-19 shut brick and mortar stores up and down the county, online sales growth surged to a 10-year high – up an astonishing +23.8% Year-on-Year (YoY). That’s according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online […]