Category: News

New app launched to address the cost-of-living crisis

Helping people find spaces that are free to enter and warm.

‘Warm Banks’ are on the rise as the cost of living concerns grow moving into winter. To support people struggling, Alyzande Renard Coach & Mentor at The Developer Academy, and Bradley Ashton, a Developer Academy Alumni have created a brand new, free-to-use  ‘Warm and Safe’ app which will be shared with councils around the UK.

Sheffield Digital AGM: That’s a wrap!

Reflecting on our first major in-person event since the pandemic.

2022 at Sheffield Digital Chris Dymond, a director of Sheffield Digital, opened the event with some information about our organisation and how we have been doing over the past year. This included the number of members we have (74 companies and 88 individuals) and how many we’ve gained in 2022 (eight and 18 respectively). Chris

Learn with Paper

New training for user researchers

Learn to do user research Paper’s first course is designed for people who have some experience of either doing user research or working with user research. This might include those working in their first user research role, or retraining in this specialist area. The course will be delivered to a small group, allowing the facilitators

Mini-budget reveals significant tax changes for Sheffield’s digital businesses

The new UK government, led by Liz Truss, had made no secret about their claim to focus on economic growth. Even before the Mini-budget by the new Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, a few big changes were already anticipated.

  IR35 and off-payroll working rules are changing Update: this announcement was reversed. Over the last 20 years, there have been numerous changes to the tax system to try and address ‘disguised employment’ and to generate additional tax and NICs accordingly. In a surprise announcement, the government has stated that it will repeal the recent