E-Crime in the UK - House of Commons Jul 2013

E-Crime in the UK – House of Commons July 2013

We live in a world where terms like “Cyber crime” no longer belong in the realm of science fiction. Modern devices such as smart phones and tablets have brought the internet not only to our fingertips but to our bedsides, our pockets and to our children. And yet there is strong evidence that access to […]

Information Economy Strategy

Information Economy Strategy Released by the UK Government June 2013

This new UK Government Information Economy Strategy sets out a plan for government and industry to continue to work together to promote the success of the UK information economy sector. Its main themes are: a strong, innovative information economy sector exporting UK excellence to the world UK businesses across the economy making smart use of […]

The Big Data Opportunity in Government – UK Policy Exchange July 2012

The modern world generates a staggering quantity of data – big data – and the business of government is no exception. Across the public sector, extraordinary quantities of data are amassed in the course of running public services – from managing welfare payments and the National Health Service, through to issuing passports and driving licences. In […]

Stimulating Venture Activity Through Government Investment – UNSW March 2012

Innovation and research can encourage economic and social development. The government can increase innovation by directly investing in research. However, public expenditure may be sub-optimal due to a lack of resources and the latent inefficiencies of a government bureaucracy. An alternative way to stimulate innovation is to provide grants and subsidies to private organisations that […]

UK Angel Investor Tax Reforms March 2012

UK Angel Investor Tax Reforms – March 2012

UK Angel Investor Tax Reforms document has been produced to bring together all the information published at Budget 23 March 2011, and to answer some frequently asked questions. The aim of this measure is to help smaller, riskier UK companies to compete for finance by increasing the incentive for people to invest in smaller companies, […]

Londons Digital Economy GLA Intelligence Unit Jan 2012

London’s Digital Economy – GLA Intelligence Unit Jan 2012

Supporting London’s preeminent position are its complementary strengths in finance and business services, and London’s role as the creative capital and global media centre. This provides many opportunities for the cross-pollination of ideas and innovation bolstered by London’s world-class universities, highly-skilled workforce attracted by the city’s energy and culture, and a competitive business environment. New […]

The Connected Kingdom Google BCG Oct 2010

The Connected Kingdom – Google BCG October 2010

The United Kingdom has embraced the commercial Internet and is now home to the largest per capita e-commerce market and the second-largest online-advertising market globally. But the character of the U.K. Internet economy is not well understood. This report aims to describe and quantify it. In 2009, the Internet contributed an estimated £100 billion, or […]

City of London Role in the Equity Financing of UK SMEs URS March 2010

City of London Role in the Equity Financing of UK SMEs – URS March 2010

The primary objective of this research is to assess the role and contribution of public equity markets in providing for the equity finance needs of UK SMEs. The UK’s two main growth markets – the London Stock Exchange’s AIM and PLUS Markets’ PLUS-quoted (PLUS) – act as platforms for SMEs to raise equity finance for […]

Economic Case for Digital Inclusion PWC UK Oct 2009

Economic Case for Digital Inclusion – PWC UK October 2009

The Champion for Digital Inclusion, Martha Lane Fox, and her Task Force were appointed in June 2009 when the Government published ‘Digital Britain’. Their remit is to reduce digital exclusion by helping to ensure: ‘The best use of digital technology, either directly or indirectly to improve the lives and life chances of all citizens, particularly […]

UK Tech Track Top 100 Fastest Companies Fast Track Aug 2009

UK Tech Track Top 100 Fastest Companies – Fast Track August 2009

This is the ninth year of The Sunday Times Tech Track 100, which ranks Britain’s fastest-growing private technology, telecoms and digital media companies. The Tech Track 100 is published in The Sunday Times with title sponsorship from Microsoft, and main sponsorship from Barclays Commercial Bank and BDO Stoy Hayward. The annual league table ranks private […]