MPs examine impact and potential of immersive tech

Written by Megan Stagman on 15 Feb 2019

This week saw one of the first examples of significant engagement by UK politicians in determining the future of regulation for immersive technologies.

Read More

New regulations for taxis and ride-hailing in the UK

Written by Matthew Niblett on 13 Feb 2019

Yesterday (12 February 2019) the UK Transport Minister Nusrat Ghani announced significant new developments in the regulation of taxis, private hire vehicles and ride-hailing, following an independent review of the sector known as the “Task and Finish Group”.

Read More

Enforcing GDPR will make data regulators clarify grey areas

Written by Conor Brennan on 23 Jan 2019

After all the talk about GDPR implementation last year, we are starting to come to the crunch point where companies' data practices are being tested by the regulators. The results could create continued regulatory headaches for data-intensive businesses.

Read More

Saving lives and saving money - how public sector drone use is taking off

Written by Megan Stagman on 10 Jan 2019

Innovators in the public sector are already beginning to use drones to enhance the capabilities and efficiency of public services, but there is still a great deal of untapped potential.

Read More

The patchwork of digital tax proposals in Europe

Written by David Abrahams on 09 Nov 2018

While discussions continue on the European Commission’s proposals for a harmonised Digital Services Tax, a number of different approaches to taxing online service providers and platforms is emerging across Europe.  With the UK the latest EU country to consider going it alone, we look at who is proposing what when it comes to digital services taxes.

Read More

How UK Government is helping virtual and augmented reality flourish

Written by Megan Stagman on 24 Oct 2018

TechCrunch estimates the immersive tech industry will be worth $108 billion in 2021. Citi estimate $569 billion by 2025. But despite these staggering projections, many people’s understanding of the technologies fails to extend beyond the viral sensation of Pokemon Go.

Read More

UK kicks off review of competition in digital markets

Written by David Abrahams on 20 Sep 2018

Yesterday the UK Government's panel conducting a review of competition in digital markets met for the first time at the Treasury in London. The terms of reference, which were published to accompany the meeting, provide initial questions that illustrate the breadth of this review and why the tech sector needs to take it seriously.

Read More

Labour Party doubles-down on employment rights in the gig economy

Written by Olaf Cramme on 12 Sep 2018

In his keynote address to the TUC Congress, Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has called for gig economy workers to be given full employment rights. He promised that a Labour Government would go beyond all the “positive recommendations in the Taylor report” and extend sick pay, parental leave, or protections against unfair dismissal to gig economy workers.

Read More

Online gambling in the UK: how to stop the next epidemic

Written by Shomik Panda on 02 Aug 2018

Back in May of 2018, Her Majesty’s Government announced to great fanfare that the maximum permitted stake on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be cut from £100 to £2. This was hailed as an important move towards protecting the most vulnerable problem gamblers that frequent high street betting shops.

Read More