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Alan Cairns

Alan Cairns is a writer based in Brighton.

Alan Cairns is a journalist, copywriter and SEO based in Brighton, UK.

Government Offers £25m To Prove 5G Will Benefit UK Economy

The £740m National Productivity Investment Fund, announced in last year's Autumn Statement, is for the development of digital infrastructure in the UK. That includes the development of full fibre broadband and 5G mobile networks, which the government hopes can add £173bn to Britain's economy by 2030.
26/10/2017 16:52 BST

How to Solve the UK's Housing Crisis

The gap between supply and demand of housing is growing, pushing up prices and rents. Graduates are being priced out of the capital and first-time buyers are finding it more and more difficult to save a deposit.
24/09/2015 11:53 BST

Do Grandparents Have a Right to See Their Grandchildren?

Grandparents can be extremely useful to new parents in offering advice, emotional support and free childcare, but a growing number of them are frustrated by a lack of access to their grandchildren, typically shut out due to a breakdown in family relations.
11/09/2015 15:10 BST

Should Roald Dahl Receive a Posthumous Queen's Honour?

In World War II Dahl joined the Royal Air Force and learnt to fly warplanes. He enjoyed a distinguished career in the RAF, being made an acting wing commander and 'flying ace' for shooting down enemy aircraft.
09/09/2015 17:22 BST

MPs Undergo Work Capability Assessments

Mental health charity Rethink challenged MPs to undergo mock Work Capability Assessments (WCA) on Wednesday, dubbed MP Capability Assessments (MPCA). The charity claims the real-life assessments, which determine whether or not someone continues to receive Employment and Support Allowance, are unfair to people with mental health problems.
13/09/2013 10:36 BST

Business Continuity - Home Working During the Olympics

Francis Maude, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, is encouraging London's top financial firms to consider allowing their employees to <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/new-maude-brainwave--let-bankers-work-from-home-7606254.html" target="_hplink">work remotely during the Olympic Games</a>, to alleviate potential transport problems and to ensure that London's businesses continue to function effectively throughout the summer.
19/04/2012 16:01 BST

UK Gaming Industry Faces Talent Drain

Unfortunately it's becoming more and more expensive to develop video games in the UK compared to other countries, which award developers tax breaks. If we're not careful, the UK games development industry could begin to experience the effects of a 'brain drain', with many people considering their options carefully and making the decision to work abroad.
28/02/2012 17:14 GMT