Broadband grant scheme rolled out

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 in Business, Information, News, Technology

Broadband grant scheme rolled out

Small and medium-sized firms in Belfast, Salford, Portsmouth, Cardiff, Derby, Bristol, Edinburgh, Newport, London and Manchester can apply for grants of up to £3,000 to install faster broadband services at their premises. The roll out of the Connection Voucher Scheme, which is part of the Government’s Urban Broadband Fund, follows a successful two-month market test in August 2013. The aim of the Scheme is to improve digital connectivity, create new business...

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ONS report on e-commerce published

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 in Business, Information, Technology, Websites

ONS report on e-commerce published

Total sales via e-commerce represented 18% of business turnover in 2012, down from 19% in 2011, according to a report published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figures include sales made by Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Sales made via websites represented only 6% of total business turnover in 2012 and the ONS figures also revealed that the total value of website sales reached £164 billion in 2012, up from £92 billion in 2008. If you are looking for...

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New regulations set out deadline for dealing with website comments

Posted on 15 Jan 2014 in Business, Information, Technology

New regulations set out deadline for dealing with website comments

New regulations outlining the process to be followed by website publishers who receive complaints about comments posted on their sites will come into force on 1st January 2014. Under the Defamation (Operators of Websites) Regulations, publishers will be required to contact comment authors to inform them of a complaint and give them five days either to consent to the removal of their comment, or provide the publisher with their contact details to be passed to the...

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New Copyright Hub

Posted on 4 May 2013 in Business, Business Planning, Technology

Government funding of £150,000 to create a Copyright Hub website, which will provide information on rights ownership and copyright licences has been announced by Intellectual Property (IP) minister Lord Younger. The Hub will help small businesses to find out about a greater range of licensing options, while enabling firms to licence copyrighted works more easily and cost effectively. Lord Younger said: “Above all, it chimes with Government’s aim to provide a...

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