The week in startup policy

The week in startup policy

PM on FinTech David Cameron led a trade mission to south-east Asia, on which he has championed FinTech. He said he “wants the UK to be the leading FinTech centre in the world”, and welcomed Innovate Finance’s 2020 Manifesto – link Lib Dem...
The week in startup policy

The week in startup policy

UK pushes EU on innovation The government has published a ‘non-paper’ calling for the EU to back startups and the sharing economy, including calling on the EU to ”lighten the load on innovative companies while they’re scaling up’...
A sharing economy ‘trustmark’

A sharing economy ‘trustmark’

Yesterday the UK’s trade body for the sharing economy (Sharing Economy UK, of which Coadec is a member) announced that they are creating a government supported ‘trustmark’ for sharing businesses. This was one of the key recommendations in last...
Crowdsourcing an alternative summer reading list

Crowdsourcing an alternative summer reading list

Every summer, Keith Simpson MP publishes a ‘summer reading list’ for his fellow MPs with interesting books. It is a good list – but almost exclusively it covers politics and history, with very little thought given to science, technology or business. As Gaby...
The week in startup policy

The week in startup policy

Javid welcomes disruption Business Secretary Sajid Javid defended Uber and disruptive innovation this week. He said: “Berlin and Paris might want to ban Uber. We welcome disruptive technology of that type and others” He argued that it’s ultimately to...