Pamela Cook talks to Business Matters about why her data-tech company, InfoShare, looks to identify and help vulnerable people through data. What is the background to your business? Infoshare was born in Kingston-Upon-Thames over 20 years ago. Its inception was a result of the growing role that data has in all our lives and the recognition of the real-world ...

Rising professional indemnity insurance premiums and restrictions on cover are preventing construction companies from taking on projects, and could delay work to improve the safety of buildings post-Grenfell, an industry survey has revealed. The issue is creating a “two-tier system” where only those firms prepared to procure appropriate PI cover can undertake higher-risk projects. The Construction Leadership Council survey ...

Fears are growing about the financial health of some of Britain’s biggest landlords after the government extended a ban on commercial evictions to next year. The moratorium, which was first introduced at the start of the pandemic last March, was designed to help businesses survive the crisis and the plan to extend it to next March was welcomed today ...

The number of EU citizens searching for work in Britain has fallen by more than a third since Brexit, according to a study that exposes the impact on UK employers as they struggle to recruit staff. Figures from the jobs website Indeed show searches by EU-based jobseekers for work in the UK were down by 36% in May from ...

Ministers have reportedly been advised to scrap perspex screens in pubs, restaurants and offices over fears they may actually increase Covid transmission. Whitehall has drawn up “clear guidance” urging the Government to ditch the screens after it emerged they could potentially block airflow in public venues, according to documents leaked to Politico. Perspex screens have been in place at counters, ...

The property market cooled in April, but house prices are still growing at a near-record pace. Property prices rose by 8.9 per cent in the year to April, the Office for National Statistics said. This was down from 9.9 per cent in March, which was the biggest rise since 2007. The ONS said that the index was likely to have ...

Inflation has risen more sharply than expected to hit 2.1 per cent in May after the reopening of the economy drove up prices for clothes, haircuts, transport and dining out. For the first time since July 2019, the headline inflation rate breached the Bank of England’s 2 per cent target, taking policymakers and economists by surprise. Last month, the ...

A property developer who took out a bridging loan in 2019 has reclaimed £8,200 in wrongly charged loan interest and fees thanks to Yorkshire start-up Secured Lending Auditing. The firm, which checks commercial loans and mortgages for any mismanagement that could result in a refund back to the borrower, was instructed to perform a specialist commercial finance audit by ...

Faye Nguyen has become an expert on balancing work and life, all while maintaining her health. During the pandemic, she has continued and adopted her past routine to help her stay in great shape, and now she shares those tips with others. Exercise Regularly. A glance at her Instagram page is all it takes to see that Faye maintains ...

Working hard for the good of others is one of the most valuable personality traits to have. Integrating philanthropy into your career, especially as a self-made business, is quite remarkable and incredibly thoughtful. Esma Ilyas exactly did that, and so much more, throughout the pandemic to give back to others and create a like-minded community. Esma is a self-made ...

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