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Lloyds Banking: Money Talk: Report reveals finances are far from a family affair as adults overlook children’s interest in money matters


Almost a third (31%) of adults believe it is inappropriate to include children in general discussions about money Over one in four (28%) children say they think about money a lot 75% of children interviewed by charity Home-Start say they should be involved in decisions about what their family spends money on ADULTS’ attitudes to talking about money could be creating unhelpful barriers of communication within families, according to a report published today by family support charity Home-Start. Rob Parkinson, Home-Start chief executive, ... Read More »

SSE to fund 100 young athletes as fans tweet their heroes to glory


The country took top spot in SSE’s Home Nations #GO leaderboard, securing the biggest online support during the Games. The win means 25 more young Scottish athletes will join SSE’s Next Generation programme, receiving vital funding to help them go for glory at the next Games. SSE asked fans to spur on their team by tweeting #Go followed by the country of their choice, to help get behind all of the Home Nations. A centralised hub monitored the social support which could be viewed on an interactive leaderboard. At the Games in Glasgow... Read More »

Barclays: Great British Bake Off inspires Brits to spend £1.45 billion on culinary gadgets


Kitchen fast becoming the ‘gadget hub’ of the home We spent £1.45 billion on culinary gadgets over the last year alone, buying an incredible 34 million kitchen items The Great British Bake Off is our no 1 cooking show, inspiring nine million of us to get into the kitchen Jamie Oliver is our favourite TV chef British kitchens contain over 163 million culinary gadgets British kitchens now house an incredible 163 million gadgets - an average of seven per kitchen – and it seems the rise of the celebrity chef and the advent of popular coo... Read More »

Thousands of BT employees profit from £1.1 billion 1 share plan payout


In 2009, nearly 23,000 individuals - mostly contact centre agents and engineers - joined a five-year “saveshare” plan under which they saved between £5 and £225 every month until July 2014. The plan matures today, meaning the accrued monthly savings can now be used to buy BT shares for 61 pence each. That was a 14 pence discount compared to the share price five years ago – and a 327.5 pence discount compared to the share price of 388.5 pence when financial markets closed last night. The gains the plan participants can make depend on how much... Read More »

Refurbished seajacks vessels leave Shipdock Amsterdam ready to work


The Great Yarmouth (United Kingdom) based company has assigned the shipyard various and different major and minor adjustments on the two jack-up sister vessels in between North Sea offshore windfarm and oil & gas installation contracts. ‘Seajacks Leviathan’ first had its blade racks cut loose and removed after completion of a wind turbine and propeller blade operation. Subsequently, the self-propelled jack-up had a heli deck installed in Shipdock’s 250 metre Panamax dock. This included all related drain and fire fighting piping. The heli... Read More »

Lloyds Bank releases new features on leading app for mobile banking


5m customers now use Lloyds Bank digital services Over 1.5m logons are recorded each day The new banking app also allows customers who use iPhone and Android devices to access their accounts much quicker by entering only three characters from their memorable information, after initial set up. The app comes as Lloyds Bank reaches a new digital milestone. The digital banking provider in the UK is marking over five million customers using their digital services. Over 1.5 million logons are now recorded each day, with over half from a mobil... Read More »

Arqiva: Connecting the UK’s smart cities


The latest digital wave of growth is coming from the internet of things (IoT) – connecting millions of devices or “things” to drive actionable intelligence, bringing massive benefits to businesses and citizens alike. This connected intelligence helps cities tackle many of the big challenges they face today from reducing pollution, enhancing security, through to efficient heating and lighting. The UK’s leading cities possess the capability and ingenuity to become world IoT leaders, as we have already shown in the digital creative industries a... Read More »

RWE: “Go & See 2014“: European electro mobility test passed


More than 3,000 kilometres in the Tesla S Pioneering project to support the change in German energy policy Interview and impressions in the tour blog After an imposing tour kick-off in Prague, Tim and Tesla embarked on their trip on 14 July. During the almost two weeks of their tour, they not only got to know several European countries and their people: among other things, they also visited an energy independent nursery, the world’s longest superconductor route as well as various plants and projects dealing with renewables-based and inno... Read More »

Endemol: Charlie Brooker and Annabel Jones launch ‘House of Tomorrow’


House of Tomorrow will produce dramas, comedy series and feature films for the UK and international markets. With Charlie as Creative Director and Annabel as Managing Director, the new company will build on the success of numerous award-winning productions that have been penned by Brooker and Executive Produced by Jones. These include the Emmy® and Rose D’or Award winning satirical drama series Black Mirror for Channel 4, which has sold in over 80 countries; Broadcast Comedy Award winning detective spoof A Touch of Cloth for Sky One, whic... Read More »

DSM introduces next generation coagulant for long-lasting cheese texture in UK


Cheddar cheeses Maxiren® XDS is a bovine chymosin that maintains the cheese texture for an extended period of time, because of the reduced proteolytic activity of the enzyme. An improved cheese texture is beneficial for cheesemakers as it allows for increased flexibility in production as well as further processing in earlier or later stages of the shelf life. The cheese is better suited for shredding, slicing and dicing while cheese losses are minimized during these operations. Maxiren® XDS needs a lower dosage compared to other bovine ch... Read More »

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