innovation

What is innovation and how can businesses foster it?

The UK Government has a stated ambition to be ‘the world’s most innovative economy’ and has been supporting growth and innovation with the R&D Tax Credit scheme since 2000. However, when just 42,000 of the UK’s SMEs made any claim last year, and a significant proportion of companies are systematically underclaiming, what has to change […]

UK strengthens its position as Islamic Finance Centre

Introduction Islamic finance in the UK has continued to grow despite the economic uncertainty in the aftermath of the Brexit vote last year and the snap election in June. Islamic banks continued to demonstrate continued strength with record earnings from the Al-Rayan Bank, the country’s largest Islamic financial institution by assets. The first Shariah-compliant crowdfunding […]