Energy UK calls on Government to offer loans to businesses in face of ultra-high bills

One of the country’s leading energy bodies has called for the Government to work with industry and financial institutions,, and bring in a deficit tariff scheme to keep bills down this winter. Energy UK has written to the Chancellor Nadhim Zahawi, outlining its proposals. It believes that Government-backed loans to bridge the difference between today’s […]

Royal Mail workers vote for further action ahead of four days of strikes

More than 115,000 UK postal workers have voted overwhelmingly for further industrial action over working conditions, ahead of four days of strikes already planned for later this month and early September. The Communication Workers Union (CWU) said almost 99% of members voted in favour of taking further strike action on a 72% turnout. “The ongoing […]

Iceland to offer interest-free loans to customers as cost of living crisis bites

Iceland will offer customers interest-free loans to help with their food shop amid soaring inflation. The supermarket trialled the scheme in Huddersfield and Rhyl, Denbighshire, before rolling it out across Wales, where more than 500 customers used it. Managing director Richard Walker said loans – provided by charity-owned lender Fair For You – would only […]

Passengers face disruption as rail services hit with new train strikes

Train passengers are facing more disruption, with only 20% of services set to run due to strike action. Half of Britain’s lines will close on Thursday and Saturday as more than 45,000 rail workers walk out in a dispute over pay and terms. Some routes will have no services, and where they are operating, trains […]

Cloud-banking fintech Ohpen partners with ezbob to offer lending products to UK market

Ohpen, the first fintech platform to bring a bank to the cloud, today announces its partnership with ezbob, a UK-based software provider for banks and financial institutions. The partnership is the next step in Ohpen’s expansion into the UK market, which commenced last year with the launch of a complete mortgage platform, and will leverage […]

STEM skills shortage continues to hit UK businesses

The boss of engineering and technology recruiter Gattaca has said the UK’s current shortage of STEM skills is continuing to hit firms. Chief executive Matthew Wragg said today that the London-listed firm was “well placed” as it entered a new financial year, amid a limited supply of the “niche” skills. “There remains a shortage of […]

Picture perfect? Brits prioritise a good snap over fun, relationships and their own safety

Brits are prioritising the perfect picture over enjoying themselves, their relationships and even their own safety, new research has revealed today. The pursuit of picture perfection means that half (50 per cent) say that having a good time is secondary to taking a good photo and over a fifth (22 per cent) reveal they don’t enjoy […]

Ofgem director Christine Farnish quits in protest over energy price cap

A director of Ofgem has quit in protest at its decision to add hundreds of pounds to household bills this winter by changing the way it calculates the energy price cap. Christine Farnish said she had resigned because did not believe that the regulator had “struck the right balance between the interests of consumers and […]

Kerry W. Kirby Entrepreneur and Technology Innovator

Getting to Know You: Kerry W. Kirby, Founder of 365 Connect. Kerry W. Kirby is an American entrepreneur, technology innovator, software designer, public speaker, and philanthropist. He is the founder of 365 Connect, an award-winning technology company that provides automated marketing, leasing, and resident service software platforms to the multifamily housing industry. Kerry has received a […]