Govt Prioritises Flexible Working In Schools

Govt Prioritises Flexible Working In Schools New pilot programmes have been announced by education secretary Justine Greening to look at how teachers can be supported and employed flexibly, as well as improving coaching schemes for those women working in education. Speaking at the ARK All Saints Academy in Camberwell to reps from Teach First, industry players and teaching unions, Ms …

Flexible Working Recommended by Employment Commission For Modern Workplace

Flexible Working Recommended by Employment Commission For Modern Workplace More businesses could be encouraged to invest in VOIP business phone systems for their employees’ home offices if they take on board new recommendations for flexible working. Personnel Today reports that flexible working options should be routinely offered in new roles if employers are to meet the challenges of the modern working environment. …

Majority Of UK Workers Want Flexibility

Majority Of UK Workers Want Flexibility There’s long been a perception that women, and particularly mothers, are the most likely to want flexible working, but a new survey shows that many British businesses have been underestimating how much having flexibility means to the vast majority of the workforce. A new study by Timewise found that 87 per cent of workers either already …

UK Broadband ‘Needs To Improve To Compete With Europe’

UK Broadband ‘Needs To Improve To Compete With Europe’ With the process of leaving the EU now underway in the UK, there are many areas of the economy that politicians and businesses alike are assessing. One part of the country’s infrastructure that definitely needs work is its internet connectivity, with a report published earlier this year showing that while some parts of …

Are You Protected Against Ransomware Attacks?

Are You Protected Against Ransomware Attacks? The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK to ensure that they’ve done all they can to protect themselves against a possible ransomware attack. Ransomware is a growing trend around the world, where malicious documents are sent out – often in spam emails – and when …

£4.4m Fibre Broadband Extension For Midlands

£4.4m Fibre Broadband Extension For Midlands Midlands-based businesses are set to benefit from super-fast broadband with the rollout of a £4.4 million fibre extension, which will include rural parts of Leicestershire. Leicestershire County Council has announced that reinvestment of prior funding by the council and BT means that millions of pounds can now be used to roll out fibre broadband to an …

4 Of The Best VoIP Features For 2017

4 Of The Best VoIP Features For 2017 There are lots of different VoIP business phone systems out there – how do you know what’s right for you and your company? One of the best ideas is to look at the different features that are provided so you can find a service that suits what you do and your specific way …

Government Announces Digital Infrastructure Investment

The government has revealed a new fund to help boost investment in the country’s digital infrastructure. According to the HM Treasury, Infrastructure and Projects Authority, the new £400 million fund will help unlock more than £1 billion in private investment in full-fibre broadband. The aim is to improve broadband connections across the UK, making them more reliable and faster. Ministers …

VoIP Business Phone Systems ‘Perfect For Scalability’

VoIP Business Phone Systems ‘Perfect For Scalability’ When it comes to communication, adopting what technology is available to you is always a good idea for companies looking to scale up – and VoIP business phone systems have just been praised as being ideal for firms eager to make a big impact this year where customer service is concerned. Speaking to Real Business, Virgin …

EU Roaming Charges For Mobiles Now Abolished

EU Roaming Charges For Mobiles Now Abolished As of June 15th, roaming charges for mobile phone use in the EU will no longer be enforced. What this means is that anyone who travels in the EU, be it on business or for pleasure, will be able to text, call and connect on their mobiles and pay the same price as they …