Are you ready to Make Tax Digital…..do you need to be?

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What is Making Tax Digital (MTD)? MTD is being introduced by HMRC as part of the government’s plan to transform the tax system and make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right first time and assist them with keeping better records. See the HMRC website’s for further information: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-tax-digital/overview-of-making-tax-digital Who is Read the full article…

Inside out, Outside in – a comment from Alan Freeman

Sound policies are based on sound evidence, and nowhere is its definition, procurement and interpretation more complex than in the field of Culture, where the benefits of a good decision are outweighed only by the risks of making a bad one. Sarah Thelwall’s ‘Inside-out’ methodology aims to unpack the ways in which financial data is aggregated, Read the full article…

What do creatives really need to thrive?

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In this video we again talk to David Bain of From Drawn in Bristol about what creatives really need next in Bristol to be able to thrive. This is the fifth and final video in our series investigating the creative industry landscape in Bristol. These are all very relevant to creatives in the South West. Read the full article…

Raghunter: online navigation for busy fashionistas in Lebanon

In Lebanon shoppers still prefer a face-to-face purchase over an online transaction. And if like anywhere else digitalization is gaining ground, fashion retailers struggle to integrate the digital realm in their marketing mix. A new website, Raghunter, has just launched with the aim to drive shoppers directly to retailers who have what they want, saving them Read the full article…

Raghunter: online navigation for busy fashionistas in Lebanon

In Lebanon shoppers still prefer a face-to-face purchase over an online transaction. And if like anywhere else digitalization is gaining ground, fashion retailers struggle to integrate the digital realm in their marketing mix. A new website, Raghunter, has just launched with the aim to drive shoppers directly to retailers who have what they want, saving them Read the full article…

A word on Digitization from global strategists

Global strategists booz&co. have recently published a research paper “This is for Everyone” – The Case for Universal Digitisation, about the case for building the future of UK society based on what digital can do for everyone. In the words of the report they hope that this paper “will finally put the digital agenda at Read the full article…

Hello Culture – Transforming Culture Through Digital – 22-23 November

The 2-day Hello Culture conference, in Birmingham, will explore how organisations produce, interact, create and engage with cultural experiences and their audiences through digital transformation.The event brings together digital agencies, developers, programmers and arts and cultural institutions to discuss audience development, engagement and collaborations under one roof. This year’s themes include – • Transforming Cultural Read the full article…

Notes on State of the Arts event #sota12

Sarah and Lauren from MyCake had a trip up to Manchester this week to attend the Arts Council England (ACE) State of the Arts conference or #sota12 as it is lovingly known on twitter. If you missed the proceedings there is lots of information to sift through on the blog that was updated live from Read the full article…

What influences national wellbeing?

The UK government is looking at what matters, at what will improve our lives and make life worthwhile. They want to know what influences national wellbeing. In the article by Arts Professional, No mention of cultural activity in proposed measures of wellbeing, a possibility that cultural activity could be excluded from future statistical measures of Read the full article…