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Security Minister warns of deepfake cyber risk at Westminster summit

Security Minister Tom Tugendhat has warned industry leaders about the dangers posed by the rise of deepfake technology and the risks it poses to democracy. Speaking at a security summit attended by industry leaders in Westminster on Tuesday evening, Mr Tugendhat also discussed key issues such as protecting critical national infrastructure, cyber skills, and the […]

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Parliament needs to oppose DWP Bank Account Snooping Charter, say Farage

Nigel Farage has said Parliament needs to oppose an amendment which some say could give the DWP the right to access the bank accounts of anyone in receipt of DWP money. Speaking on GB News, Nigel Farage said: “We’ve been hearing a lot of stories recently about fraud, particularly on Universal Credit.  And I have

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Garden Centres Rush to Stockpile Plants Ahead of Brexit Border Checks

Garden centres and nurseries across the UK are engaged in a frantic race to stockpile plants before the implementation of Brexit border checks later this month. Concerns abound regarding the readiness of border posts to handle the influx of deliveries, prompting businesses to take preemptive measures to safeguard their supplies. The Horticultural Trade Association (HTA),

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Long-Term Sickness Absences Hit Record High

The UK grapples with a record-breaking surge in long-term sickness absences, reaching over 2.8 million individuals, marking an increase of 700,000 over the past three years. Before the pandemic, approximately 2.1 million individuals were classified as economically inactive due to long-term sickness. The staggering rise in long-term sickness absences underscores the profound impact of health-related

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Inflation Declines Slower Than Expected, Dampening Hopes of Immediate Rate Cuts

Inflation fell more slowly than expected last month thanks to strong petrol and communication goods price pressures, casting doubt on hopes for immediate rate cuts by the Bank of England. Despite a drop in the consumer price index to 3.2% in March, from 3.4% in the previous month, the rate of decline falls short of

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Royal Mail Owner Rejects Takeover Bid from Czech Billionaire Daniel Křetínský

International Distributions Services (IDS), the parent company of Royal Mail, has rebuffed a takeover bid from Czech billionaire Daniel Křetínský’s EP Group, signaling a desire to maintain autonomy amid challenging market conditions. Křetínský, known for his diverse business interests spanning from energy to media assets and football clubs, approached IDS with an undisclosed offer earlier

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Forty percent of female entrepreneurs report gender-based discrimination

A new survey by social enterprise Code First Girls has found that 40% of female entrepreneurs have faced gender-based discrimination whilst in a leadership role. 61% also agreed that, in terms of the challenges faced by women when breaking into senior roles, stereotypes still exist – with leadership continuing to favour men. Additionally, when asked

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Samsung Overtakes Apple as World’s Largest Phone Maker as iPhone Sales Decline

In a significant market shift, Samsung surpasses Apple to claim the title of the world’s largest phone maker, as iPhone shipments plummet nearly 10% in the first three months of the year. Preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) reveals that Samsung delivered over 60 million devices, capturing a 20.8% global market share, while

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New data suggest Welsh employees more focused on AI skills development

Workers across Wales are more likely to invest in their own AI training in the next five years than any other region in the UK, but few fear that this technology will replace their job. That’s according to the Robert Half Jobs Confidence Index (JCI) – an economic confidence tracker produced in partnership with the

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Rachel Reeves calls for childcare reform to support female workers

Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves has called for childcare reform to support women in the workplace. Speaking at a Labour business networking event on Monday evening, Reeves said she wants to close the gender pay gap once and for all if she becomes the UK’s first female Chancellor after the General Election. Addressing 100 business leaders from

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