Budget 2018 reaction: Help for small firms and ‘sticking plaster’ concerns

Philip Hammond’s 2018 Budget has been hailed the “most small-business-friendly Budget that this chancellor has delivered to date”.A move to ease the business rates burden for small retailers is among the measures to have been welcomed, although there are concerns over the lack of help for larger high street brands.Yesterday’s ... Read More...

‘Hackathon’ to address computer science skills shortages this weekend

Unilever and iamtheCODE will host a ‘hackathon’ this weekend to help address UK skills shortages and inspire young women.More than 60 11 to 18-year-old girls are being invited to Unilever’s Port Sunlight offices for the 9-10 June event, supporting STEAMED (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics, entrepreneurship and design) education.Award-winning technologist, ... Read More...

Minister calls for an ‘Ivy League of the North’ at Liverpool summit

The Northern Powerhouse minister called for an ‘Ivy League of the North’ during an event in Liverpool yesterday (7 June).Jake Berry addressed the inaugural Northern Powerhouse Higher Education summit at the University of Liverpool’s Foresight Centre.Vice chancellors, academics and researchers from across the North’s top universities were in attendance as ... Read More...

Liverpool and Manchester in UK’s top 10 growth spots according to report

Liverpool and Manchester are among the UK's top 10 growth spots according to a new study.The report by global design and infrastructure consultancy Arcadis analyses the UK’s 24 leading urban economies and measures their growth potential against workforce and skills, place, city brand, infrastructure and business environment as well as housing.Liverpool ... Read More...