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Apple Pay is due to be launched in the US on October 2014 and will be rolled out in the UK in 2015. This will have a huge impact on all businesses looking to keep up with the mobile and online payment market.
eMarketer estimate that iPhone users will account for 30.5% of all smartphone users in the UK in 2014. That means 1 out of 3 customers will be able to use Apple Pay. On top of this, customers can also pay using the new Apple Watch due to launch in 2015.
How it works
Apple Pay works …Read more
Historical partnership between National Express and the Highways Agency has pledged to amalgamate their expertise in order to benefit millions of road users nationwide.
Many British users embark on a daily commute that can often eat into two hours per day and a bad morning commute has the potential of ruining the entire day. The coach operator, which is the largest in the UK and operates 18 million journeys per year, has recently become the first commercial organisation of its kind to sign a …Read more
Balfour Beatty have recently been hailed as the highest earning construction contractor of this year, and now the international infrastructure group have just landed a £70 million contract for Crossrail’s new Woolwich Station.
The project will span over a four year time-scale and is set to secure easier and more convenient travel for commuters from Woolwich to a host of London and South East locations.
It will also support regenerations in the Thames Gateway area and will …Read more
During the three month to May of this year, the construction sectors output fell by a staggering 0.8% from the previous three months. This catalysed concerns that the UKs economic recovery may be in jeopardy.
The construction sector is often the first recover from an economic down turn, but as it contributes a large portion to the economy, any potential slowdown could have severe effects to future economic recovery.
A jump in new work
In the same manner that poor output has bad obligations …Read more
Britain’s financial circumstance continues to strengthen as employment rates improve, however wages are still falling.
The wages conundrum demonstrates a shift in employment through higher to lower paying industries. Although there are more jobs, it would appear that they are within lower-paying sectors rather than being part of a higher quality industry.
This indicates that although more job vacancies are being filled, there doesn’t seem to be improvements on the quality of …Read more
The boom in technology in recent years has sparked the necessity to educate the next generation in computer coding. There are currently talks to integrate such courses into the educational curriculum.
But with technology moving at a phenomenal pace, what can be done in order to assist and educate those who are already working within digital industries?
Agile working and coding
A rebranded Civil Service recruitment scheme has been established in order to support those who are currently …Read more
For many parents, the start of the school year means packed lunches, new shoes and grazed knees however, a new study has revealed a host of pressures facing parents and motorists during the school run.
The vehicle remarketing company, British Car Auctions (BCA) surveyed both parents and non-parents and it has become evident that the school run has unanimously become a pinch-point for motorists.
Parents and non-parents on the school-run
The research by BCA compared the views of parents and …Read more
The city of London is going through quite a face-lift with Boris Johnson recently announcing a £12 million eco project to refine the city’s green ethos and now BAM construction will soon be working on a £28 million commercial project in central London.
BAM the contractor have been awarded a pre-construction services agreement by developer Great Portland Estates (GPE) for St Lawrence House in Soho.
The product of the project will feature six levels of high-quality office …Read more
More good news for the transport and construction sectors as the Department of Transport has agreed to fund a new bridge that will improve links to three of the West Midlands’ economic powerhouses.
Construction of the new A45 South Bridge in Solihull is due to start after the government agreed to provide over £8 million in funding.
The transport link currently carries 50,000 vehicles per day; the new bridge is set to improve travel for these individuals.
The structure itself will …Read more
Balfour Beatty’s UK construction business has announced the award of £75 million towards the A63 Castle Street Hull improvement scheme under an Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) design and build contract.
It aims to improve journey times
The 1.5 kilometre scheme in the centre of Hull will improve journey times for road users through conversion of a major interchange into a split level junction with a two-lane dual carriageway carrying east-west traffic below north-south traffic …Read more