UK

Fighting the threat of cybercrime: Your country needs you!

  The UK’s technology experts have issued a word of warning to industry leaders regarding the current lack of cybersecurity skills, estimating that it’ll take a further 20 years to address the current skills gap. And that’s only if we act now.   In response to this war cry, the Open University has announced details of a new government-backed course that aims to inspire 200,000 young people to bridge this gap and start a career in cybersecurity.   The course, which Read more [...]

A Simple Guide: Understanding the basics of Payday Loans in the Current Climate

The demand for payday loans is on the rise, and one of the factors that contributes the most to this growing financial trend is the rise in the cost of living in the UK. With inflation figures seeing an upswing, it is only natural that those with limited financial resources need to find other alternatives to make ends meet. With a hike in living expenses, it is getting tougher by the day for the average person to budget and keep money aside in the till for an emergency. So when is it OK to get a Read more [...]

The Dog Ate My Invoice” & 8 More Awful Late Payment Excuses

If you're a small to medium sized company (SME) and have been in business over the past 5 years, I'm willing to bet that you've probably heard it all when it comes to excuses for late payment from your clients. The figure for debts owed to SMEs seems to grow month on month. In July 2014, the debt burden on small businesses is reported to have hit the £40 bn mark, rising from its previous £37 billion peak in 2012. In such a sticky (not to mention financially precarious) situation, there's very Read more [...]