Technology

The UK’s plan to reach net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2050 will “secure” 440,000 green jobs and “unlock” £90 billion in private investment, according to ministers. With the start of Cop26 in Glasgow less than two weeks away, Boris Johnson finally published his long awaited plan to make the UK net zero in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 – through expanding...

Dowden hails new data protection laws as one of the biggest...

The culture secretary Oliver Dowden has hailed plans to replace EU data laws with a new “light touch” British framework as “one of the biggest prizes” of Brexit. Dowden said the new rules will deliver a “data dividend” that will...

U-turn on Covid vaccine passports for England – 200 deaths per day forecast by...

Boris Johnson has announced another major U-turn by recommending England’s nightclubs and large events require people to show a Covid vaccine passport to gain entry. The prime minister confirmed England...

Branson’s ‘extraordinary’ tourist space flight – cost £100m per minute – is delayed by...

Sir Richard Branson’s Unity 22 space tourism test flight has been delayed by weather conditions at New Mexico’s Spaceport America. Billionaire British celebrity-businessman Branson is now set to take off...

Sunak hails historic G7 global tech tax deal – protestors ready for Cornwall summit

Finance ministers of the G7 countries have signed a deal to make tech giants and multinationals pay a minimum global corporation tax for the first time. Chancellor Rishi Sunak hailed...

Professor warns UK is at the ‘start of an epidemic in the young’ as...

A leading scientist has warned the latest Covid data suggests “the start of an epidemic in the young”, putting more pressure on the government to delay lifting restrictions on June 21. Fears that ‘Freedom Day’...

MI5 joins Instagram while ex-Children’s Commissioner sues TikTok

The UK’s domestic intelligence agency, MI5 is joining Instagram in what is being described as the latest step by Britain’s spy agencies to the step out of the shadows. From today (April 22) users of...

US threatens UK with 25% tariff hike in digital tech tax row

The US is threatening to impose up to 25% tariffs on UK exports as retaliation in a row over a digital services tax that has hit US tech giants like Amazon, Google and Facebook. UK...

Johnson breaks election pledge with UK military cut backs – but PM gets another...

Boris Johnson has broken another election promise with today’s announcement of the five year defence review confirming cutbacks to the British army, navy and air force as the British military transforms into a “cyber...

1.8m children need devices for remote learning – ‘alternative is unacceptable’ says Children’s Commissioner

Almost two million children in the UK do not have access to a laptop, desktop computer or tablet at home, with warnings that the digital divide will lead to more inequality and further damage...