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Taxing challenges of recovery for UK manufacturing

With the Office for Budget Responsibility predicting the UK economy could shrink by more than a third by June, just what can the UK Government do to support manufacturing and kick-start the economy once we emerge from the current state of lockdown

Big Data solutions for cancer research

In the UK alone, there are over 350,000 new cases of the disease each year, meaning that every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with the illness.

The NHS Contact Tracing App: What? Why? When? And; How will my data be used?

Following on from our previous article detailing the technologies being used in the fight against COVID-19, and the privacy implications of a contact tracing applications, this article aims to provide you with more details on the controversial UK COVID-19 tracking app.

The privacy implications of COVID-19 tracking technology

Using location tracking data could accelerate the resolution of this pandemic by prioritising the health of the population, whilst also allowing the economy to function.

9 new technologies created to fight COVID-19

COVID-19, as the first major epidemic of our century, represents an excellent opportunity for policymakers and regulators to reflect on the legal plausibility, ethical soundness and effectiveness of the deployment of emerging technologies under time pressure.

Cradle to Cradle design – modelling products on nature’s processes

Cradle to cradle (C2C), otherwise known as regenerative design, is a design approach that views materials as nutrients circulating in healthy and safe metabolisms.

Great Examples of UK Manufacturers Helping Fight Covid-19

Last month the UK Government called on manufacturers to change production capabilities to support the fight against Covid-19.

Small businesses boost from bounce back loans

Small businesses will benefit from a new fast-track finance scheme providing loans with a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders, the Chancellor announced today (Monday 27 April).

Cardiff Companies Lead the Way in Welsh R&D Tax Relief Claims

Cardiff leads the way as the county with the highest percentage of innovative businesses across the 22 unitary authority areas in Wales.

Mid Ulster tops north’s innovation table

Figures just released by HMRC, show 240 successful claims (3.8 per cent of all businesses) were made by companies in the local authority for R&D tax relief in the 2017-18 financial year.