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Business asset freezing plan under fire

Insolvency experts have warned that a proposed new European Commission measure to freeze the assets of British businesses could deal…

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Posted on: 3rd November 2011

HMRC criticised over tax amnesties

HMRC has hit back at suggestions that tax amnesties, such as the deals reached recently with Switzerland and Luxembourg, could help criminals gain respectability. Jonathan Fisher QC claimed last month in a speech to the…

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Posted on: 14th October 2011

Calls made for simpler SME financial reporting

The Financial Reporting Council and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) have published a joint missive calling for annual accounts for the smallest businesses to be simplified in order to cut red-tape for…

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Posted on: 14th October 2011

Three-fold increase in tax scam emails

HM Revenue and Customs say the number of scam “phishing” emails has increased by more than 300% over the past…

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Posted on: 14th October 2011

New Agency Worker Regulation (AWR) comes into affect

The Government has introduced new Agency Worker Regulation (AWR) changing the way businesses introduce new staff on a short term…

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Posted on: 14th October 2011

Cable attacks banks over lending

The Business Secretary Vince Cable has once again attacked banks over a lack of lending to SMEs. Mr Cable made the attack during a speech…

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Posted on: 14th October 2011

2,250 tax inspectors in super rich crackdown

A crack team of more than 2,000 tax inspectors is to be set up by HM Revenue and Customs to target tax avoidance and evasion.…

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Posted on: 14th October 2011

Small businesses fail to check credit scores

A survey of nearly 700 small businesses has found that more than 71 per cent did not check their customers’ credit status. Furthermore, the survey…

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Posted on: 14th October 2011

Banks to offer riot loans

A major bank is set to offer interest and fee-free loans to businesses hit by the summer riots. Natwest and RBS will provide small businesses directly impacted by the riots…

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Posted on: 14th October 2011

How investors can weather the storm

Against the backdrop of global financial turbulence, AWD Chase de Vere, considers how sticking to some investment fundamentals can help investors weather the storm. It is not surprising that investors…

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Posted on: 30th September 2011

Research highlights cookie law non-compliance

New research has highlighted the potential scale of organisations and businesses failing to comply with EU directives on downloading cookies.…

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Posted on: 12th September 2011

NHS worker on sick leave for a year entitled to holiday pay

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has found in favour of an NHS employee, ruling that she was entitled to payment in lieu of holidays she had been unable to take while on sick pay for…

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Posted on: 12th September 2011

Rule change on agency workers’ rights looms

New rules affecting employers who take on agency and temporary workers will take effect from 1 October 2011. From that…

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Posted on: 12th September 2011

Retailers warned over online security

Businesses have been urged to do more to protect customers’ data after hackers were able to access the payment details of thousands of customers of…

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Posted on: 12th September 2011

New guidance issued on distance selling

The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched a new online resource to help businesses comply with the law when selling goods and services at…

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Posted on: 12th September 2011