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Enquiries for interim management are increasing, finds the latest polling data from the IMA, the body that represents the interim management provider industry and a specialist sector group of the REC.

From Thursday 1 October 2015, the adult rate of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) will rise by 20 pence from £6.50 to £6.70 per hour, as recommended by the Low Pay Commission (LPC) in March 2015 this year.

Even more young people will be able to ‘get in and go far’ with an apprenticeship, as more than 23,000 new apprenticeships have been pledged by employers as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

Absenteeism costs the UK nearly £30bn annually and equates to more than 7 days lost per person

A government scheme to promote growth within UK SMEs has flopped, with only a fraction of the budget being handed out just weeks before it closes for business.

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today issued a challenge to the UK eHealth sector to deliver technology solutions that will maximise value for money to a cash-strapped NHS as he re-stated his ambition to achieve a “paperless NHS” by 2018.

MSC R&D was delighted to catch up again with Tracline chief Patrick O’Brien at this week’s eHealth 2015 exhibition at the London Olympia.  Patrick was on hand with Tracline Operations Manager Judy Armstrong to demonstrate the company’s flexible data-only SIM plans that can dramatically reduce the mobile data charges incurred […]

Latest figures from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, show a significant rise in the number of companies applying for Smart R&D grants, and in particular Proof of Concept grants which are a favourite with early-stage technology companies.

MSC R&D will be joining clients old and new at the London Olympia for the e-Health exhibition on 3-4 March 2015.   This world-class learning and networking opportunity will bring together the latest e-Health innovations with those who commission, implement and use them on the frontline.  

The Government’s innovation funding agency, Innovate UK, has launched its Digital Economy Strategy covering the period 2015-2018.  The strategy will see government intervention totalling £120m over the 4-year period, to be invested in programmes such as Research & Development grant funding; the Digital Catapult centre; the Open Data Institute and […]