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Top tech stats: Unicorns overvalued by 26.5%, the rise of flexible working & more


Welcome to your round up of some of the past week’s most interesting surveys, statistics and reports relevant to those involved in the UK tech industry.

This week, we have statistics relating to flexible working, smart home technology and research which indicates tech unicorns could be overvalued.

Flexible working

New research from UK employer solution firm My Family Care and recruitment platform Hydrogen has revealed the tech industry has the most number of employees taking advantage of flexible working hours and working remotely.

The report found 81% of tech employees claimed they work flexibly to some degree, which is 15% higher than the average of 66%.

Additionally, 88% of the 265 UK-based tech professionals consider the option to work flexibly more important than other benefits like private health insurance, enhanced pension scheme or bonuses....