Monthly Archives: January 2011

LinkedIn files for Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Thousands of highly skilled professionals across the United Kingdom use LinkedIn on a daily basis to build connections and search for new and interesting employment opportunities. Unsurprisingly the social network is especially popular within the Information Technology community with many now using the network in support of traditional job website posting searches. Many Recruitment Agencies […]

NHS Reform Protestors expected outside Parliament today

The General Secretary of Unison, Dave Prentis, said that \”This Bill is heading for trouble. The YouGov poll shows a clear split between Liberal Democrat and Conservative supporters. There is very weak support from Conservative voters and clear opposition from Liberal Democrats. The fact is there is very little support for this Bill from anywhere. […]

IFS Says 750,000 People set to pay 40% Tax from April 2011 Onwards

The effects of the change are expected to see the middle classes hit the hardest with the Institute for Fiscal Studies estimating that on average households across the United Kingdom will have to pay an additional £200 in 2011 / 2012.  The changes are bad news for many households who have already seen prices increase […]

Online Medical Records may be the first step to Self Care Revolution

Some within the industry believe that patients must make the mental leap to ‘self-care’ before the system does, otherwise the NHS will spend hundreds of millions on a system that know one wants. However others believe that the technology has the power to change the thinking of the population and drive the UK healthcare system […]

REC Supports Outgoing CBI Chiefs Concerns

In the article Mr Lambert said “The government is talking about growth in an enthusiastic and thoughtful way, but it has failed so far to articulate in big picture terms its vision of what that means. What I feel is that a number of their initiatives – I’m thinking of the immigration cap, I’m thinking […]

Opposition to “disastrous” Tier 4 (Student) visa proposals growing

With only a few days left for people to make their views heard on the “disastrous” Tier 4 (Student) Visa proposals many within the education industry are raising their concerns to crescendo level. This week Universities Scotland said that the proposals would “completely undermine our ability to succeed in what is already a highly competitive […]

SAP announces record results for Quarter 4 of 2010

Speaking of the growth in European market, Bill McDermott, Co-CEO of SAP, said that \”Emerging markets in Europe are growing fast. We are optimistic in Europe.\” The company recorded a 20% increase in software sales and software related services in Europe. Speaking on the figures, Co-CEO Jom Hagemann Snabe said that \”We defined a winning […]

Google announces that it will create 1,000 jobs in Europe in 2011

Speaking at the Digital Life Design conference in Germany, and on the back of fourth-quarter profits of $2.54 billion, Eric Schmidt the CEO of Google announced that the company will boost its global workforce by 25% in the coming year with 6,200 new staff required across Europe, the Middle East and Africa in the year […]

Mobile Phone Payment Systems expected by end of 2011

Contactless payment technology has been around for a while in countries such as Japan and South Korea however it has yet to take off in the western world. However, with more and more contactless payment readers popping up around the UK, mainly spurred on by the Governments intention to make transactions at the 2012 Olympics […]

OTS says initial report will be provided in time for the 2011 Budget

John Whiting, the Tax Director for the Office of Tax Simplification, said that \”I am delighted that these events were so well received and stimulated such valuable debate amongst those attending. That is exactly what we hoped for as we seek input to help us simplify Britain\’s tax code as openly as possible. Some points […]