Health secretary heads to Paris GovTech Summit in search of technology for NHS

  Health Secretary Matt Hancock is heading to Paris to meet world leaders to discuss ways to fast-track new healthcare technologies for the NHS. He is due to attend the GovTech summit alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron and other EU ministers on Monday. The summit will look at how emerging…

UK Budget 2012: Video games sector gets tax relief

UK games developers can breathe a little easier today, as Chancellor George Osborne's 2012 Budget will reintroduce tax relief for the UK video games industry. Also offering tax relief to animation and television programming production sectors, the move sees the…

Digital Economy Bill will not be repealed

The Digital Economy Bill, the move rushed in during the last days of the Labour government that would see ISPs suspending the accounts of illegal file-sharers, will not be repealed. That is according to the New Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport…

Facebook adds "I've Voted" button for General Election

If you're a UK resident and haven't been living under a stone for the last month, you'll know that today is vote-casting day in one of the most closely run General Elections in recent history. Facebook, recognising its platform's ability…

UK super-fast broadband tax scrapped at the last minute

The controversial £6 per year super-fast broadband tax has been dropped as the government races to push through key legislation before Parliament is dissolved next week. The tax on all households with a land-line was to raise £170 million a…