Paris received the European Capital of Innovation 2017

Web Summit | Paris, The European Capital of Innovation 2017

Linkilaw Business News, Startup News

In August 2017 the top 10 cities with the most innovative ideas to improve quality of life and to encourage citizens to participate in community life reached the final stage of the European Capital of Innovation Award 2017. This year’s European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) was awarded to Paris during Web Summit, along with a prize of €1,000,000. Upon receiving …

Has the UK hit the brakes on Uber? Transport for London revokes Ubers' licence.

Has The UK Hit The Brakes On Uber? Transport For London Revokes Ubers’ License

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Uber Loses UK Licence Potentially Spelling An End For The Company In The UK It’s official. Prepare for September 30th. Transport for London, the regulator for transport across the city, has stripped Uber of its licence to operate in London. Why? It was deemed they were not ‘fit and proper’ to hold the license. Uber will not be allowed to …

impact of the energy bill on businesses

Impact Of The Energy Bill On Businesses

Linkilaw Business News

Impact Of The Energy Bill On Businesses The Energy Bill is designed to boost low-carbon investment and support global action on climate change. It was confirmed in today’s Summer Budget that the government is ditching its target to increase the level of environmental taxes. This will be welcome news to businesses. The government also repeated its objectives to develop a …

how is climate change affecting uk businesses

How Is Climate Change Affecting UK Businesses?

Linkilaw Business News

Climate change and energy are key areas for the new Parliament: the Queen’s speech flagged up the importance of collaborating with other nations to overcome global climate change and the release of a new Energy Bill to optimise energy security in the UK. So, how is climate change affecting UK businesses?  The notes to the Queen’s speech expanded on this …

energy efficiency and renewable power

Is The Government Sending Mixed Messages To Businesses On Energy Efficiency And Renewable Power?

Linkilaw Business News

Drax, the owner of the country’s biggest single power station, has pulled out of an ambitious plan to build a £1bn prototype plant to capture carbon from a coal-fired power station. “The decision is based purely on a drastically different financial and regulatory environment and we must put the interests of the business and our shareholders first,” said Drax. This follows …

crowd justice has arrived

Crowd Justice Has Arrived And You Need To Get Involved

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Crowd Justice: Innovation In Legal Crowdfunding To Bridge The Justice Gap At Linkilaw We Share The View That A Fundamental Cornerstone Of The Law Is That Access To Justice Should Be Available To All. And that’s just what Crowd Justice are doing. About Crowd Justice Headed by Julia Salasky, a former UN lawyer and City firm Linklaters associate, CrowdJustice is the …

Linkilaw buys LawyerFair

Linkilaw Buys LawyerFair: Growing The Legal Marketplace Space

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Linkilaw Buys LawyerFair: Growing The Legal Marketplace How Linkilaw’s Acquisition of LawyerFair Has Created One of UK’s Biggest Legal Marketplaces – Giving More Startups the Opportunity to Scale Up. Reid Hoffman, co-founder of Linkedin noted that ‘first mover advantage’ is not necessarily dependent on launch, but on ability to scale and grow. This is relevant to business at large, but …

emerging FinTech providers

Banks Want To Collaborate With Emerging FinTech Providers

Linkilaw Business Finance, Business News

According to a recent Deloitte report, EU banks are keen to collaborate with the new stream of FinTech providers who are heating up the financial services market. Instead of developing in-house products themselves, banks are flagging behind on innovation and only account for 19% of the $10 billion spent on FinTech last year. The report suggests that banks have seen …

UK dronecode

What Is The UK Dronecode And How Does It Affect Privacy Laws?

Linkilaw Business News

Drones are taking off big time – both literally and metaphorically. These unmanned aerial vehicles will very likely change the way we do a lot of things today, and soon. Initially used only for military purposes, drones have now flown their way into racing, shipping and deliveries (with Amazon and other major retailers already pilot-testing the use of drones to …