About the services of the UK Export Finance
- UK Export Finance are the UK's export credit agency, providing trade finance and insurance solutions to support UK exporters. If you are planning to export goods or services from the UK then it is likely you’ll need some form of guarantee or insurance to protect you against payment risks. If you can’t get what you need from the private market, UK Export Finance (UKEF) may be able to help. By Ashley Evans (23/07/14) ... more
The Rise of the Robots: What skills will we need in the future economy and how do we get them?
- In what was to be one of his last talks as Minister for Universities, Innovation and Science, David Willetts outlined how the rise of robots and autonomous systems would affect society and industry including the world of education. He expects the changes coming will not reduce employment but will change the nature of work. Lord Skideslsky thought that these changes would affect middle wage earners most with less people employed in the service sector. Julian Gravatt explained how the lack of flow of technical skills through education is hampering the development of skilled technical people, especially women, and that changes in education may make things worse. Kate Russell said that changes are happening now but we must not confuse job with function. However, fear of the future should not be reason to embrace what is coming By Ken Ball (18/07/14) ... more