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99 posts filed under Additional Services

15 Mar 2019

Paying with plastic

Steven Godfrey 2017 saw the number of debit card purchases overtake the number of cash purchases for the first time. An independent review into the changing role of cash in the UK found the following: 98% of UK adults have Read on →

Filed under: Additional Services
14 Mar 2019

Quarterly Energy Market Review – March 2019

David Powell Below is our latest update on the energy market as reviewed by Phil Bennett This quarter we’ve seen a fall in wholesale energy prices, helping to bring some relief from the high points reached in the second half Read on →

Filed under: Energy
28 Feb 2019

The toxic FOG choking London

Steven Godfrey In 2015 the term ‘fatberg’ was first included in the Oxford English Dictionary, defined as: ‘A very large mass of solid waste in a sewerage system, consisting especially of congealed fat and personal hygiene products that have been Read on →

Filed under: Waste & Recycling, Water
18 Feb 2019

National Living Wage goes up on April 1st

Steven Godfrey The National Living Wage (‘NLW’) sets the statutory minimum hourly rate for workers aged 25 and over. On April 1st it will increase from £7.83 to £8.21 per hour (an increase of 4.9%). Hourly rates for worker aged Read on →

Filed under: Compliance
12 Feb 2019

Brexit and taking your phone abroad

Steven Godfrey On June 15th 2017 EU rules came into force which banned roaming fees across the EU. It gave mobile phone users the following protections: Users cannot be charged more for mobile services within the EU than in their Read on →

Filed under: Brexit, Telecoms
08 Feb 2019

AI – coming to an industry near you…

Steven Godfrey AI and automation will only affect assembly workers in repetitive manufacturing jobs, yes? Wrong. A 2017 report by McKinsey estimated that by 2030 some 15% of the global workforce will need to change jobs due to AI and Read on →

Filed under: Automation, ICT
30 Jan 2019

GDPR and a hard Brexit

Steven Godfrey As we know, GDPR regulations govern how data related to EU citizens is handled. When the UK quits the EU – particularly in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit – the EU will have to separately approve Read on →

Filed under: Brexit, GDPR