Internet

Uber Loses Latest UK Legal Bid to Block Worker Rights for Drivers

Uber has lost its latest court bid to stop its British drivers being classified as workers, entitling them to rights such as the minimum wage, in a decision which jeopardises the taxi app’s business model. Two drivers successfully argued at a tribunal in 2016 that the Silicon Valley firm exerted significant control over them to […]

Education

UK must welcome international students

As the deadline for Brexit negotiations nears, we need decisive action to secure the future of internationalisation in UK higher education. The migration advisory committee (MAC) has acknowledged the overwhelming evidence showing how important international students are to the UK (Report, 11 September). We are pleased to see positive recommendations around post-study work for postgraduate students. […]

Tech Updates

UK watchdog warns users over rising cryptocurrency scams

Cryptocurrency scams are using images of celebrities and upmarket London addresses to hoodwink consumers into parting with cash, Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority has said. The warning, first made in June, was reposted on the FCA’s website on Friday. Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and ether are not regulated in Britain, and the FCA said it has […]