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
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
‘There is no doubt that sugar is the villain posing the biggest threat to the health of children across the country’
Not for the first time, the UK construction industry faces a perfect storm.
As the number of gig workers continues to rise, their employment status remains a contested area
Cryptocurrencies have been catapulted into public awareness, but the volatility and controversies surrounding them have created a distrust that must be overcome
Rapid technological change, with its impact on jobs, requires a constantly renewed workforce through retraining
Digital technologies have had an earth-shaking impact on democracy from opening up debate and protest to spreading fake news and extreme views