Venture Capital Funding

British tech firms raise record £11bn in venture capital funding last year

London maintains pole position as venture capital hotspot of Europe, raising $10.5bn in 2019, three times the amount of other European tech cities.

Legislation and Regulation

Government to put brakes on foreign takeovers of UK technology

National Security Investment Bill will make it harder for overseas buyers to acquire sensitive UK technology firms


What cleantech firms could apply for the Chinese joint fund?

Cleantech firms can follow in the footsteps of their UK contemporaries and help China innovate.


Here’s how UK Cleantech firms can jump on board with the renewable energy revolution in China

£24 million joint fund to support UK Cleantech in China with demo days in London planned for companies.

Growth Planning

£5 million smart city data centre to open later this year

Connexin are looking to work with more local authorities outside of Hull in 2018, following major investment last year.


Devolution could ‘unlock £80bn in economic growth'

Local Government Association claims 34 devolution proposals submitted ahead of the Spending Review would lead to widespread increased prosperity if implemented


Late insurance payments, red tape and false apprenticeships targeted

Role of small business commissioner also confirmed in wide-ranging announcement from Department of Business, Innovation and Skills


Iain Wright MP: UK risks missing out on top entrepreneurs amid housing crisis

Soaring house prices in London and across the UK mean top international entrepreneurs are thinking twice about setting up in Britain, claims the shadow industry minister.


Foreign direct investment stock in UK reaches £1 trillion

Record investment in UK as country confirms its position as top European target for foreign backers.


Five things we learnt from the Future of Growth Summit

There were some great insights from the Seven Hills event yesterday: here are the five main points we took away with us.


CBI urges chancellor to support growth among ‘UK Mittelstand’

Comments come as mid-market overtakes Germany’s much-heralded equivalent sector.


Entrepreneurship a more ‘viable career choice’ say UK business builders

Research launched to coincide with the start of Global Entrepreneurship Week shows that almost half of UK entrepreneurs are optimistic about the business environment.