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Brexit threatens UK's reputation for scientific research, watchdog says – The Guardian

The Guardian Brexit threatens UK's reputation for scientific research, watchdog saysThe Guardian“As a proportion of GDP, the UK spends less on research and development than many comparable nations. Government needs a coherent view of the UK's research strengths relative to other nations and analysis of funding in key areas of research, so it can …and more » […]

UK plans $80M in tech initiatives, doubles tech visas to 2,000 to … – TechCrunch

TechCrunch UK plans $80M in tech initiatives, doubles tech visas to 2,000 to …TechCrunchWhile the UK continues to try to find solid ground to begin its contentious Brexit negotiations, the government has launched several initiatives to try to shore up …The UK Government is investing an extra £21 million in Tech City UKBusiness Insiderall 11 news […]

UK Finance Regulator Warns Against Cryptocurrency Derivatives – CoinDesk

CoinDesk UK Finance Regulator Warns Against Cryptocurrency DerivativesCoinDeskIn a release on its website today, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) cautioned investors who might consider entering into cryptocurrency contracts-for-differences or CFDs. Under a CFD, the two parties involved agree to pay either side in the …and more » Source: UK

A Brexit no-deal would aid terrorism in the UK and across Europe – The Guardian

The Guardian A Brexit no-deal would aid terrorism in the UK and across EuropeThe GuardianThe UK has begun to contemplate the prospect of no Brexit deal by the March 2019 deadline. The economic impact would be significant, but with contingency plans under preparation, there are ways to try to mitigate the worst aspects. However, in […]

UK gilts message falls on deaf ears at Treasury – Financial Times

Financial Times UK gilts message falls on deaf ears at TreasuryFinancial TimesThe UK bond market has an attractive message for the current chancellor: you can loosen the purse strings. Yet when Philip Hammond stands up at the House of Commons despatch box next week, he is likely to reiterate his reluctance to increase public … Source: […]

Which of these men is the UK's favourite breakfast TV presenter? – BBC News

BBC News Which of these men is the UK's favourite breakfast TV presenter?BBC NewsIf the results of a new poll are to be believed, the UK's TV watchers prefer waking up with a man than with a woman. In a Radio Times list of the 20 best UK breakfast television presenters "of all time", the […]

Ikea sees annual UK sales top £1.8bn – BBC News

BBC News Ikea sees annual UK sales top £1.8bnBBC NewsSwedish flatpack furniture retailer Ikea says it achieved total UK sales of £1.814bn in the UK for the financial year ending 31 August 2017. That was 5.8% more than in the previous year, and was its sixth consecutive year of UK growth. Market share was …and […]

UK risks mass exodus of EU academics post-Brexit, finds report – The Guardian

The Guardian UK risks mass exodus of EU academics post-Brexit, finds reportThe GuardianThe potential risk to UK universities from post-Brexit academic flight has been laid bare in a report that reveals there are regions where up to half of academic staff in some departments are EU nationals. The British Academy report [pdf] warns that …and […]

UK Companies a Decade Behind Denmark in Technology, Industry Group Says – Bloomberg

Bloomberg UK Companies a Decade Behind Denmark in Technology, Industry Group SaysBloombergU.K. businesses are almost a decade behind Denmark in the adoption of new technologies such as cloud, e-purchasing and cyber security, the Confederation of British Industry said in a report published Monday. By being more open to employing “tried and …and more » Source: UK

UK patients 'suffering as they cannot afford assisted dying overseas' – The Guardian

The Guardian UK patients 'suffering as they cannot afford assisted dying overseas'The GuardianThe study by the campaign group Dignity in Dying says the UK is outsourcing death to Dignitas – the assisted dying organisation in Switzerland – which only the better off can afford. The study found that while more than half of Britons would […]