Soaring energy costs and the continued fallout from the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union have had a major impact on that country’s private/hybrid cloud data center outsourcing market.
Experts blame France pipping UK to EU investment crown for second straight year on Brexit 11/05/2023
Experts have today partially blamed post-Brexit uncertainty for helping France pip the UK to Europe’s investment hub crown for the second year in a row.
The European Union’s (EU) Chips Act was agreed in principle at the end of April 2023 by the EU’s main political bodies. The proposed legislation, described by European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, as a “game changer”, commits €43 billion in financial subsidies towards expanding the bloc’s semiconductor industry.
The “idiocy” of Brexit is partially to blame for one of the UK's largest tech firms choosing to list on the New York Stock Exchange over London, the company's co-founder has warned.
Britain is falling behind, thanks to Brexit 30/03/2023
Britain led the first industrial revolution, but Europe will lead the next.
Shona Campbell, insolvency partner at business advisory and accountancy firm Henderson Loggie, has been appointed as liquidator of Holoxica, the holographic 3D visualisation company. / "Global supply chain issues, changes in trading conditions because of Brexit and the pandemic have created cashflow challenges for the company," the liquidator said.
Almost 40% of surveyed firms have opened offices outside the UK, the majority in the EU. / UK FinTech firms who predicted in 2018 that they would partly relocate their UK operations to the European Union after Brexit have largely followed through with their plans, according to new research published today in the journal Advances in Economic Geography.
A project manager’s disdain at chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s speech to Bloomberg's city HQ – ‘the UK will soon probably need to start offering its own nomad visa just to get people to come here,’ probably resonated with many IT contractors.
One of Britain's success stories is taking a direct hit from Brexit and its impact on labour.
Ofcom, the UK regulator, is going to give the UK’s net neutrality regs a once-over - presumably in response to telco and ISP urgings on the subject of “Now we’re not in the EU we shouldn’t have to obey EU laws.” Always a favourite. / In fact UK voices were at the forefront of the original discussion - urging pro network neutrality measures on the EU back in the mid noughties.
Ofcom is looking for public responses to a report which suggests eroding net neutrality by allowing ISPs to provide more premium services. Responses can be made up to January 13th.
Warm weather, fast internet and a specially designed visa are just some of the incentives Spanish authorities are hoping will attract Britons to return after being blocked by Brexit restrictions.
UK government to ditch GDPR in favour of post-Brexit system in potential headache for industry 04/10/2022
UK government to ditch GDPR in favour of post-Brexit system in potential headache for industry DCMS head Michelle Donelan promises to do away with red tape as Labour MP labels move “madness” .
An analysis of the total cost to U.K. businesses if the country fails to gain an adequacy agreement from the European Commission once it leaves the bloc at the end of the year — creating barriers to inbound data flows from the EU — suggests the price in pure compliance terms could be between £1 billion and £1.6 billion.
Not evident in the statement is the inconvenient fact that diverging too far from the EU’s data protection regime — the General Data Protection Directive — could have consequences for UK businesses which regularly share data with units based in the EU or its economic area.
The UK government has launched a scaleup visa for businesses to sponsor high-skill tech workers for a two-year stay to encourage more talent into the country and plug the digital skills gap.
Brexit is having a negative impact on business, according to almost half of UK IT leaders questioned in a Computing Delta study.
Supply chain issues, skills shortages, increased costs and red tape among the issues cited.
Hermann Houser says Britain has no chance of being technologically independent after leaving the EU.
Chief exec of BT’s Openreach has said the UK’s ability to roll out superfast broadband has become increasingly difficult because of “tortuous” recruitment hurdles as a result of Brexit.
Diversity efforts across the UK’s tech industry were significantly derailed by the fallout of Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic, according to new research by Tech London Advocates (TLA).
Developers and publishers discuss the challenges they face in securing talent from the Continent
OSI welcomes the Decision of the European Commission on the open source licensing and reuse of Commission software. The December 8 Decision means that Commission services may choose to make Commission software available under open source licenses, something OSI has long advocated and which opens great opportunities both for individuals and companies.
The government is proposing to remove EU-era regulatory protections that enable people to challenge the decisions algorithms make about them.
Hyperforce data sovereignty comes to France and Germany, but Brexit Britain must wait its turn 21/09/2021
Salesforce is extending its Hyperforce data sovereignty offering to the European Union (EU), but Brexit Britain won’t be part of the program until next year despite being the firm’s second largest market outside of the US.