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Online learning could help to overcome career slumps, survey shows

June 09 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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Research by innovative training platform Course Library has shown that online learning and career progression opportunities could help people to overcome a career slump.

The research surveyed 1,200 people aged between 18 and 64 and found that 80.6 per cent of workers in the UK have experienced a career slump, with over 32 per cent believing that this is due to a lack of career progression.

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Number of IT jobs increases after cyberattacks, figures show

June 05 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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Figures from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) have shown an increase in the number of IT security vacancies following the recent cyber security attacks.

Demand for security jobs was found to be the strongest in sectors that hold sensitive data, such as the accountancy, retail and education sectors.

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Research shows a continued need for financial education among Brits

June 02 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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Research from Aviva has shown a continued need for financial education across the UK, with over 60 per cent of Brits saying that they wish they had learnt more about financial matters earlier in life.

The research, which surveyed 2,166 people in the UK, showed the impact that a lack of financial knowledge has had on Brits, with over 40 per cent still being affected by financial mistakes that they made in the past.

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Google launches free app to help boost skills in UK

May 29 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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Google has launched a free mobile app to provide people of all ages across the UK with free digital training.

The launch of the Digital Garage app is part of the tech company’s wider commitment to help people across the country to boost their skills. 

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Adopting new technologies could help banking customers, according to HSBC

May 25 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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Adopting new technologies could help banking customers to protect their information, according to HSBC.

The bank surveyed 12,019 people in the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, China, India, Mexico, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates and found that many do not trust new technologies when it comes to banking, with just 7 per cent saying that they would trust a robot to open a savings account. 

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Barclays to create over 1,500 new jobs in UK

May 01 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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Barclays Bank is to offer employment opportunities across the UK, with 1,750 IT roles set to be made available at the company’s services centre.

The majority of the job roles will be based in the North West, but the company will also be offering employment opportunities in London. 

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Fintechs entice MBA graduates away from banking and consulting

April 26 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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In the past, most MBA graduates have chosen to become consultants in professional services firms or to work in banking after completing their education. However, this trend is changing.

With fintechs on the rise, students find them appealing; they are able to work in a fast-moving, innovative environment and see the results of their efforts - something they can’t often experience in the world of consulting.

 

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EdTech businesses team up to launch London EdTech Week

April 19 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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Ten of London’s leading education technology companies have teamed up to launch London EdTech Week.

British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA), EdtechXGlobal, EdTech Exchange and Google for Education are amongst the organisations that will be launching the event, which is set to take place from 19th to 23rd June 2017. 

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Think tank calls for more support for disadvantaged graduates

April 17 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is calling for more support for disadvantaged graduates to enable them to have better access to internships.

A report from the think tank, titled The Inbetweeners: The New Role of Internships in the Graduate Labour Market, found that whilst there are as many as 70,000 internships on offer, many of the positions do not offer meaningful learning opportunities. 

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London banks are hiring more staff for specialised finance roles

April 13 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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Investment banks in London are hiring more staff for specialised finance job roles, indicating that they are no longer concerned over Brexit, according to employment agency Robert Walters.

The agency revealed that banks in the city are looking for staff to fill permanent roles in areas such as finance control, risk and compliance and change management.

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UK SMEs are feeling more ambitious, research shows

April 10 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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SMEs and mid-market businesses in the UK are feeling more ambitious than they did a year ago, according to the Ambition Index Report, which was produced by Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

The report, which revealed how businesses are feeling about ambition, talent, Brexit and the challenges that they are facing, found that 45 per cent of businesses are feeling ambitious, despite concerns over Brexit, Article 50 and a weaker pound.

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Amazon Business to be launched in UK

April 05 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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Amazon has announced that it will be launching its Amazon Business service for UK businesses of any size.

The service will be available to sole traders, small businesses, and larger companies.

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SMEs have increased their growth projections, report shows

April 03 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK have increased their growth projections, according to a report from Capital Economics for Amazon and entrepreneur network Enterprise Nation.

The report showed that the UK’s SMEs are now predicting a 2.3 per cent growth in revenue in the next 12 months, with small businesses in the financial services sector being found to be the most positive, predicting a growth of 3.1 per cent over the next year. 

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Xero announces integration with business finance apps for small businesses

March 23 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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Cloud-based accounting software company Xero has announced its integration with three business finance apps.

The company has teamed up with the business finance providers to help small businesses to have better access to the finance that they need in order to grow. 

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Survey reveals what Brits love about being an entrepreneur

March 20 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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A new survey from property letting agent City Breaks has revealed what attracts Brits to entrepreneurship.

The research, which surveyed 1,000 small and medium-sized businesses, identified the main reasons for Brits wanting to become an entrepreneur, with being your own boss and having flexible hours being the main drivers, cited by 76 per cent and 64 per cent of respondents respectively. 

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Number of businesses in the UK reaches record high

March 14 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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The number of businesses in the UK has reached a record high, passing 4 million for the first time, according to new figures from software company Inform Direct.

The research, which used data from Companies House and the Office for National Statistics, showed that at the end of February this year, there were 4,005,093 registered businesses in the UK. 

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Four million Brits want to become entrepreneurs, research shows

February 20 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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More people in Britain are aspiring to be an entrepreneur, with 4 million wishing to become self-employed in the future, according to new research from retail bank Aldermore.

The research found that becoming self-employed has always been an ambition for 22 per cent of Brits, whilst 12 per cent will be looking to make the move in the next six months. 

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From Singapore to the PQ Awards: meet Newly-Qualified (NQ) Accountant of the Year finalist Archana Bharathan

February 15 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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LSBF in Singapore’s alumna Archana Bharathan shortlisted in the Newly-Qualified (NQ) Accountant of the Year at the PQ Awards 2017.

After a remarkable 2016, LSBF in Singapore looks forward to another year of achievements, hoping to come out on top of two categories at the PQ Awards 2017.

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Birmingham most entrepreneurial city outside London, says research

February 08 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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Birmingham has been revealed to be the most entrepreneurial city in the UK outside London in new research by the Start Up Loans Company.

The survey revealed the areas that secured the most funding from the Start Up Loans Company last year, with Birmingham securing over £2 million, up by 39 per cent on 2015. This was followed by Cornwall, which secured £1.3 million.

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SMEs to increase headcount in 2017, says research

January 26 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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SME owners are planning to increase their headcount in 2017, new research from Opus Energy has found.

The research found that 15 per cent of SME owners are looking to increase their number of staff by up to 10 per cent this year, whilst 10 per cent are planning to increase their headcount by up to a fifth. 

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Working Brits want to start their own business in 2017

January 20 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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Research from accounting software company FreeAgent has found that one in ten Brits would like to start their own business in 2017.

The research, which surveyed 1,000 working people in Britain, found that the majority of workers wish to become entrepreneurs, with 54 per cent saying that they would like to work for themselves. 

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Law firm launches technology incubator programme for legal startups

January 19 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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A law firm has launched a technology incubator programme for innovative early-stage businesses and growth technology startups that are able to provide products and services for the legal industry.

Mishcon de Reya has launched its MDR LAB with innovation specialists and investors L Marks, and is now accepting applications from businesses with concepts or products and services that are at a revenue-generating stage. 

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Fintech Innovation Lab London launches largest programme class

January 18 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

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Fintech Innovation Lab London is to launch its largest ever class since the lab was first launched in 2012, with 20 start-ups being selected for its 2017 12-week programme, Accenture has announced.

The lab’s latest programme received over 300 applicants, its largest ever number, with start-ups from North America, the Middle East, Russia, Turkey and the Nordica registering the most interest. 

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Co-op to create new jobs across UK

December 29 ,2016 | by Thiago Kiwi

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The Co-op is to invest £70 million into a growth project that will see hundreds of new jobs being created in the UK in the new year.

The company will be opening 100 stores for the project, with many of them being located in London and the South East. There will also be new stores in Swansea, Sheffield, Kings Bromley in Staffordshire, and Beverley in Yorkshire.

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SMEs want more support from business lenders, according to research

December 22 ,2016 | by Thiago Kiwi

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A new study from Hitachi Capital Business Finance has revealed what SMEs are looking for from business lenders, with the majority wishing to receive more support and a genuine partnership.

The company’s British Business Barometer surveyed over 1,000 small business owners, questioning them on what they believe banks and other providers in the finance services industry should do in order to help them grow their business. 

 

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