Category: Commercial

Data misuse “top threat” faced by SMEs, study finds

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) consider data loss, breaches or misuse to be the number one potential threat they face this year, a new study suggests.

First six months of 2018 see a boom in mergers and acquisitions among UK financial services firms

A new study carried out by accountancy firm EY has found that 83 deals valued at £12 billion were conducted in the financial services sector in the first half of this year.

“Unprecedented” growth reported in UK tech sector

Trade within the UK’s tech and digital sector grew by 20 per cent between 2015 and 2016, according to official figures.

SMEs still chasing £14.9 billion in late payments

A new study suggests that UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are still chasing billions of pounds worth of late payments, despite recent efforts to crack down on the problem.

Figures show record number of underpaid workers

The number of underpaid workers in the UK has more than doubled since 2016/17, according to official figures.

Facebook’s data protection disaster and the GDPR

It has been a rough few weeks for Facebook.  The world is watching the outcome of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which raises accusations that millions of US voters had their Facebook data misappropriated by consultants working for Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign.

Almost half of SMEs adversely affected by late payments crisis, study finds

New research carried out by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that almost half (48 per cent) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been adversely affected by the UK’s so-called late payments crisis.

Significant boost for UK commercial property lending

A new report has revealed that UK commercial property lending rose significantly in the second half (H2) of 2017.

Portfolio landlords eyeing-up commercial property

New research carried out by OneSavingsBank suggests that an increasing number of British buy-to-let investors are turning towards commercial property in a bid to diversify their portfolios.

Silicon Valley confident in UK tech

A new report has shown that investment into UK tech companies from Silicon Valley has increased to over £2.2 billion since 2011.