Tag Archives: UK

Budget focus on skills and technology aims to bolster UK productivity

The government’s latest attempt to tackle Britain’s poor productivity record focused on extra funding for artificial intelligence, skills and technology, as the chancellor introduced measures to boost economic growth. Philip Hammond said there would be an expansion in the national productivity investment fund which he launched last year. The fund would rise from £23bn to £31bn to help kickstart improvements in efficiency ... Read More »

Number of Indian students in UK on the rise: Envoy

Kolkata British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith said on Thursday that the number of Indian students in the UK was picking up after going through a decline in the last few years. He added that there was no attempt by the UK government to hold back foreign students willing to pursue university education in their country. “There was a decline ... Read More »

Kolkata: British high commissioner bats for education in UK

Representative image. KOLKATA: British high commissioner Dominic Asquith met students of Heritage Institute of Technology today. During an interactive session on “education, skills and entrepreneurship” with the students, he said, “The UK and India have a long relationship and we are looking towards future partnerships particularly in education, skills and entrepreneurship.” The UK, he said, is home to some of the oldest and most ... Read More »

Number of UK degree students receiving firsts soars

Graduates celebrate at Warwick University. From 2017-18, tuition fees will rise to £9,250 a year. Photograph: Russell Boyce/Reuters One-third of UK universities and colleges are awarding firsts to at least 25% of their students, four times as many as five years ago, figures show. In 2015-16, 50 institutions gave at least one-quarter of degrees the top grade, while 10 awarded ... Read More »

UK Government Tech Market ‘To Be Worth £20bn By 2025’

The UK is in a position to lead the world’s public sector IT market due to government reforms and broad public acceptance of digital, argues a new study The market for government technology in the UK could be worth £20 billion by 2025, creating opportunities for startups and smaller firms, according to a new report. Rapid advancements in technology, along with the ... Read More »

Brexit: UK will ‘not pay 100bn euro divorce bill’ says Davis

The UK will not pay a 100bn-euro (£84bn) “divorce bill” to leave the EU, Brexit Secretary David Davis has said. He told ITV’s Good Morning Britain the UK would pay what was legally due, in line with its rights and obligations, but “not just what the EU wants”. It comes amid claims by the Financial Times that the settlement sought ... Read More »

Moto G5, Moto G5 Plus UK release date, price, specification rumours: New Moto G expected to hit UK stores mid-March

Ah, the Moto G. One of the UK’s best-loved budget phones, and one of PC Advisor’s biggest headaches. Don’t get us wrong, it’s a great budget phone, but until 2016 when new owner Lenovo announced the Moto G4, Moto G4 Play and Moto G4 Plus, Motorola had launched a long string of very similar smartphones all called the Moto G. ... Read More »

Facebook to Open New London HQ, Create 500 New UK Jobs

Facebook will open a new London headquarters next year and create another 500 jobs, the leading social network said Monday, despite uncertainty over Brexit. The group said the move will take its UK workforce to 1,500 staff, adding that Britain “remains one of the best places to be a tech company”, amid ongoing jitters over the nation’s looming exit from ... Read More »

Facebook Rolls Out Suicide Prevention Tool to the UK

After a successful trial in the US and Australia, social media giant Facebook has rolled out its suicide prevention tool in Britain that allows users to notify it if a friend is in distress. Created in consultation with British charity Samaritans, the tool will allow users to report content to Facebook or reach out to their friends. “We worked with ... Read More »

Tech Market Snapshot: Wearable owners unimpressed with apps, UK firms shifting to hybrid IT

Tech Market Snapshot: Wearable owners unimpressed with apps, UK firms shifting to hybrid IT We roundup the latest news from IT analysts and firms to see which tech categories have been doing well, which haven’t, and what’s forecast to be big in the near future. Wearable tech owners unimpressed with corresponding apps A new report from Argus Insights shows that ... Read More »