Digital currencies: the pros and cons

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The idea that central banks should introduce digital versions of physical cash is gaining traction. Led by innovative governments in cash-averse economies such as Sweden, the concept of central bank digital currencies has drawn both outright condemnation and enthusiastic support for its profound ramifications for payments, monetary policy and financial stability

Critical infrastructure attacks: nations are not ready

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With cyberattacks rising in both volume and complexity, and critical network infrastructure now a vulnerable target, filling the gaps in government cyberdefence has never been more important

Sugar sins: things must change to save kids’ teeth

‘There is no doubt that sugar is the villain posing the biggest threat to the health of children across the country’

The UK construction industry must get safer, for everyone

Not for the first time, the UK construction industry faces a perfect storm.

Taking action to protect gig workers

As the number of gig workers continues to rise, their employment status remains a contested area

Crypto trust is key for survival

Cryptocurrencies have been catapulted into public awareness, but the volatility and controversies surrounding them have created a distrust that must be overcome

Reskilling future workers: who’s responsible?

Rapid technological change, with its impact on jobs, requires a constantly renewed workforce through retraining

Digital democracy: threat or an opportunity?

Digital technologies have had an earth-shaking impact on democracy from opening up debate and protest to spreading fake news and extreme views