Fears over the future of free debt advice

There is growing concern that free, face-to-face advice which helps hundreds of thousands out of debt each year could be cut. New contracts from the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), which funds most free debt...

Inflation likely to hit 5%, warns Bank of England chief economist

The Bank of England’s new chief economist has warned that UK inflation is likely to hit or surpass 5% by early next year. Huw Pill told the Financial Times that the Bank would have a...

Secrets of Success: Sean McMenemy, founder and MD of Ark Wildlife

Lockdown saw the country’s appreciation of nature and wildlife increase. As one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers of garden wildlife products this trend shows no sign of stopping … Sean began Ark Wildlife 16...

Could VDI be the answer for your business? Keith Ali, MD at Creative ITC discusses it

As working from home is more commonplace, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is fast becoming a consideration for businesses. VDI essentially hosts entire desktop environments on a centralised server and deploys them to end-users on request....

Fall in retail sales suggests faltering economic recovery

Retail sales fell unexpectedly last month in another sign that Britain’s economic recovery is slowing, official figures show. Sales dropped by 0.2 per cent in September, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This...

Why is security so important with Big Data?

Big Data is one of the most promising branches of the IT industry – but also one of the most vulnerable one. What are the risks of using Big Data and how to protect your...

UK’s buy now, pay later credit industry to face regulation even though limited evidence of harm

Tighter regulation of the buy now, pay later credit industry is on the way, though the government has concluded there is “relatively limited evidence” of widespread consumer harm. The comment, in a new document from...

Post-Brexit New Zealand deal cheers drinkers but British farmers fear cheap meat imports

Ministers sealed what is only the second bespoke Brexit trade deal after agreeing terms with New Zealand that will allow cheaper wine imports but open British farmers up to competition. Under the terms of the...

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