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New industrial strategy to tackle productivity

New industrial strategy to tackle productivity

Business
A new industrial strategy is to be revealed by the Government later, aiming to tackle Britain's "weakness" of productivity.Business Secretary Greg Clark said workforce efficiency was "well below what can be achieved" and pledged to address the crisis threatening to "stop us achieving our potential".Britain ranks fifth out of G7 industrial nations, behind Canada and Japan, on productivity.Mr Clark said the country should "seize" the benefits of a "new industrial revolution".He added: "This would be needed at any time, and Britain's decision to leave the European Union makes it even more important."Image:Greg Clark pledged to tackle Britain's productiviy 'weakness'The announcement includes news of a major pharmaceutical company opening a "world-leading" life-sciences campus in northwest Engl...
£100m fighting fund to tackle terror online

£100m fighting fund to tackle terror online

Technology
Tech companies have begun investing huge amounts of money to help in the fight against extremism.Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter are directly funding an increasing number of projects, not just online, but in local communities.Sky News has been told the investment, aimed at countering propaganda from terror groups like ISIS, currently tops more than £100m and is separate to the many millions already invested in policing and removing extremist content online.:: Amber Rudd plans tougher laws for terrorists using the internetIt comes at a time of fierce criticism from politicians that the tech sector is not doing enough to deal with extremist content online.Richard Allan - Facebook's Vice President of Policy for Europe, the Middle East and Africa - said their investment in counter-extr
PM: Tech giants must go further to tackle terror

PM: Tech giants must go further to tackle terror

Technology
Theresa May believes internet companies need to go "further and faster" in fighting terrorism online.The Prime Minister will co-host an event on preventing terrorist use of the internet at the United Nations General Assembly in New York later today.Ahead of the meeting, she said: "We need a fundamental shift in the scale and nature of our response - both from industry and governments - if we are to match the evolving nature of terrorists' use of the internet."During the talks, Mrs May will say: "Industry needs to go further and faster in automating the detection and removal of terrorist content online, and developing technological solutions which prevent it being uploaded in the first place."The event will also be attended by French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister...