All articles by GC Staff Writer

  1. CMA halts probe as TopCashback, Quidco abandon merger plans

    CMA found that TopCashback’s purchase of Quidco may lead to lower cashback rates for shoppers and higher prices for businesses using these sites.

    22 Mar
  2. DWP not to use pre-populated applications for Universal Credit

    DWP Minister Justin Tomlinson said that the department will not use pre-populated applications for Universal Credit to avoid transferring errors from legacy benefits.

    21 Mar
  3. NHS Digital urges technologists to join sustainability forum

    NHS Digital is establishing a working group to develop a sustainable tech workstream for the NHS.

    21 Mar
  4. Stagecoach begins depot trials of UK’s first full-sized autonomous bus

    Using multiple sensor types and satellite navigation, the system detects and avoids objects and plans an optimum path for the autonomous bus.

    20 Mar
  5. Scotland to develop single platform for payments across departments

    Transformation lead Hugh Wallace said that the development of ‘payments as a platform’ is easier than trying to redesign every government system that currently accepts payments.

    20 Mar
  6. MPs call for tax on social media firms to prevent ‘digital wild west’

    A group of MPs has called for tighter regulations of social media companies to tackle harmful effects of ‘wild west’ online environment.

    19 Mar
  7. Businesses to get funding for global partnerships in 5G connectivity

    Innovate UK said that businesses can apply for a share of £1m for international partnerships that will help develop 5G internet connectivity.

    19 Mar
  8. techUK urges govt to support SMEs in tech procurement

    techUK report, Procuring for Innovation and Growth, has sought views of SMEs supplying the public sector and recommended how to improve the process.

    18 Mar
  9. Forensic Science Regulator calls for statutory enforcement powers

    Even though the FSR sets the standards for forensic science providers and police forces in England and Wales, it does not have legal powers to enforce compliance.

    18 Mar
  10. Code 4000 to expand coding pilot scheme to HMP Holme House

    New pilot scheme of Code 4000 will help carefully vetted prisoners learn digital skills and £1.2m funding from DCMS will help underrepresented groups get jobs.

    15 Mar
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