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GDI hosts Disability Innovation Summit

The Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub), which Chris chairs, is hosting a two day Disability Innovation Summit. The GDI Hub is London’s new global research centre bringing together the top minds in Disability Innovation through collaboration, technology, partnerships and study to improve the lives of disabled people worldwide. The GDI Hub’s mission is to […]

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Fintech for Financial Inclusion

On Thursday (6th July) Chris tabled a debate in the House of Lords about what role financial technologies (fintech) can play in promoting financial inclusion. Specifically he asked “Her Majesty’s Government what steps they are taking to promote financial inclusion through the use of innovative financial solutions and new technology, including open access to payment […]

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Financial Guidance and Claims Bill

The Financial Guidance and Claims Bill has been introduced in the House of Lords. The bill aims to make provision for establishing a new financial guidance body; funding of debt advice in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; and the regulation of claims management services. Chris spoke in the second reading on Wednesday July 5th where […]

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New law to ban unpaid internships?

The State Opening of Parliament offers all members of Parliament an opportunity to submit their own ideas for new legislation, known as Private Members Bills. Today (21st June 2017) Chris submitted a private members bill that aims to limit any unpaid internships or work experience to four weeks.  It will have its first reading in the […]

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Chris to Chair Global Disability Innovation Hub

  The announcement was made at the launch on London Tech Week which the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, opened today (12th June 2017). The Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub) is London’s new disability innovation research centre, bringing together disabled people, technology, academics, innovators, corporates and the local community to explore disability innovation from […]

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