Biden administration drops Trump’s objections to a global digital tax on US tech giants

Biden administration drops Trump’s objections to a ‘global digital tax’ on US tech giants, paving the way for a deal by summer Treasury Secretary Yellen told G20 on Friday that a global tax can go forward Plan would set a global minimum corporate tax rate and rules for multinationals Trump’s objections would have let Google, … Read more

Clear Leisure and Catenae Innovation ride the digital wave

A company’s share price does not normally rise after it places shares at a discount – quite the reverse – but Clear Leisure has pulled off this rare trick. Less than two weeks after raising £680,000 by placing shares at 0.6p each the investment company raised a further £1million by placing shares at a penny … Read more

British Airways owner calls for digital health passes to be introduced

British Airways owner IAG calls for digital health passes to get people flying again after it suffers £6.8billion pound loss and thousands see their jobs axed Airline group IAG suffered an annual loss of over £6bn, new results show Boss calls for digital health pass to people can start travelling again 10,0000  British Airways jobs … Read more

Climate change: Scientists’ ‘digital twin’ of Earth helps predict flooding and food shortages

‘Digital twin’ of Earth will create and test simulations of our planet to help predict when extreme events like catastrophic flooding or food shortages will strike The digital twin Earth will help world leaders prepare for extreme events The innovation uses machine learning to create and test simulations It will be used to predict extreme … Read more

‘Digital twin’ of Earth will create simulations of our planet to help predict extreme events

‘Digital twin’ of Earth will create and test simulations of our planet to help predict when extreme events like catastrophic flooding or food shortages will strike The digital twin Earth will help world leaders prepare for extreme events The innovation uses machine learning to create and test simulations It will be used to predict extreme … Read more

Could Covid app become digital travel pass?

Holidaymakers could be offered a phone app ‘within weeks’ that would enable them to prove they have tested negative for Covid or been vaccinated. The International Air Transport Association, which is in talks with the UK Government, yesterday revealed plans to go live with its digital Travel Pass next month. The development is a boost to … Read more

Digital ‘Covid certificates’ being considered by Boris Johnson in bid to open up bars and theatres

A mobile phone app could serve as a Covid ‘passport’ to enter pubs and theatres under plans being considered by Boris Johnson. The Prime Minister is examining proposals that would allow business, hospitals or schools to demand proof that someone has been vaccinated – or has tested negative for the virus. One idea would see the … Read more

Doctors’ ‘appointments and driving license renewals to go digital’

Doctors’ appointments and driving license renewals to go digital as part of Government’s bid to streamline public services by ‘moving them entirely online’ PM ‘wants planning applications, driving licences and doctors’ diagnoses online’ He is joined by Michael Gove in spearheading the move to eradicate the backlog Cabinet is annoyed with parts of Government machine’s … Read more

City firms will start using digital health passports to get staff back into the office

Major City firms will start using digital health passports from next month as part of an ambitious plan to get staff back to offices. Covid-19 testing firm Prenetics has signed deals with around 100 companies – including investment banks based at Canary Wharf in London – to help get staff back to work safely. Employees … Read more

Digital travel vaccine certificates backed by Cabinet ministers and could be used by March

Cabinet ministers have backed the use of vaccine certificates for travellers wanting to head abroad this year. The certificates will verify Covid inoculations and will be developed by the government, following the likes of Greece, Spain, Poland, Iceland and Portugal to commit to similar schemes. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will head up the programme which … Read more