UK election

On 22nd May 2024, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a snap general election for 4th July 2024 This decision caught many by surprise, as the election was called more than around six months earlier than legally required. Election Date: 4th July 2024 – let the fireworks begin The Conservative Party, led by Rishi Sunak, isRead More →

Debt burden

The federal debt reportedly reached $34.5 trillion, marking an increase of approximately $11 trillion since March 2020. This surge has sparked discussions among government and financial leaders, with a notable Wall Street firm questioning whether the associated costs could threaten the stock market’s upward trend. The Congressional Budget Office projectsRead More →

The breach involved a third-party payroll system used by the MoD The compromised system contained names and bank details of both current and past members of the UK armed forces. While the full extent and consequences of the breach are still under investigation, preliminary results reportedly indicate that no data was extracted during the incident.Read More →

Online fraud

UK police have dismantled a gang that provided a technology service enabling criminals to use fraudulent text messages to defraud victims Britain’s Metropolitan Police announced on Thursday 18th April 2024 that the ‘LabHost‘ website had been utilised by 2,000 criminals to pilfer personal details from users. The police have reportedlyRead More →

Hacker

A recent cyber-attack on CTS, a company that provides IT services to law firms and other organisations in the UK legal sector.  It was reported the cyberattack occurred on Wednesday, 22nd November 2023, and caused a widespread outage that affected dozens of law firms and homebuyers.  The cyberattack was reportedlyRead More →

Bank online outage

It is widely reported that HSBC‘s online banking system is experiencing some problems today, 24th November 2023.  According to the news reports, many customers are unable to access the app or the website or make payments.  The bank has acknowledged the issue and said it is working hard to fixRead More →

OpenAI

At the speed of AI, the story at OpenAI moves at lightning speed. Hundreds of OpenAI employees signed a letter demanding the OpenAI board resign or face an employee exodus to Sam Altman’s new venture at Microsoft ‘imminently‘. The board then attempted to negotiate Altman’s return, but those talks wereRead More →

UK taxes high!

It has been suggested Rishi Sunak and Boris Johnson have overseen biggest tax rises since the Second World War ‘Fiscal responsibility’ – code words for ‘cock-up!’ Chancellor Jeremy Hunt and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak have stressed the need for ‘fiscal responsibility’ amid still-high inflation and rising debt costs. According toRead More →

Consultants and doctors joint strike

British Medical Association-organised strike Consultants and junior doctors in England are holding their first joint strike in the history of the NHS. Waiting list The latest data from NHS England, states the number of people waiting to start routine hospital treatment is at a record high of 7.68 million at the endRead More →

Train strikes

‘Is this the end of the line’? Yet more strike action continues to create chaos for travellers Much of the UK will have no train services on Friday 1st Septemebr 2023 as the latest major strike action takes place. Members of Aslef, the train drivers’ union, who work at moreRead More →

Bank error

A technical issue that affected the Bank of Ireland’s online banking services allowed some customers to withdraw or transfer more money than they had in their accounts. The glitch reportedly also added €1,000 to some accounts without explanation. This led to large crowds forming at ATMs across the country, hopingRead More →