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  • All in a flutter over Apple's Jobsworth

    The market has been getting a bit over-excited by the news that Apple CEO Steve Jobs is to take a medical leave of absence. The share price fell 5%, losing $19bn in value after the announcement. But this isn't the first time Jobs has taken a back sea... 

  • Norris sticks to his guns

    Back in 2002, on the occasion of MicroScope's 20th anniversary, Computacenter CEO Mike Norris said: "I've got a great job that I still enjoy doing and get well paid for it...I look forward to being a valuable contributor to your 30th anniversary... 

  • PAYE modernisation moves closer with Real Time Information

    Modernising the PAYE system through real time information moved a step closer as HMRC published a consultation document: " Improving the operation of Pay As You Earn: Collecting Real Time Information". PAYE Real Time Information means ... 

  • Pricing for success

    The OFT is warning retailing businesses, politely, to review their pricing policies in order to avoid enforcement action. Recent research by the OFT found that certain pricing methods can mislead consumers thereby breaking the Consumer Protection fro... 

  • The SAS Group boasts impressive numbers in awful market

    In a tough market, the SAS Group has got going, with military efficiency. Though market conditions in 2010 gave rise to biblical levels of wailing and gashing of teeth, not everybody suffered. The SAS Group has just reported record growth for the la... 

  • Pay late and avoid the pain?

    Paying taxes is a civic duty that is impressed upon all of us personally and commercially on those running businesses. So what happens if you are late paying a tax because of something you feel is out of your control, maybe a delay due to the actions... 

  • Corporation Tax reforms

    Businesses could soon see changes to Corporation Tax as the Government tries to make the UK more competitive. The Government is apparently not happy that so many businesses are leaving the UK for lower tax destinations overseas. The changes that ... 

  • Charity begins at home - tax avoidance begins in Switzerland

    Here's a heartwarmng Xmas story about Cadburys chocolate, the UK subsidiary of Kraft. Employees from Cadbury have somehow helped make dreams come true by bringing the Wishes Workshop to Westfield London. As Britain battles mass obesity, The Wishes Wo... 

  • For the avoidance of tax

    Tax evasion is illegal, tax avoidance is legitimate. Well, that's the way it's meant to be. However, the Treasury has just announced legislation to tackle some forms of business tax avoidance to protect £5 billion of public money being lost. ... 

  • What's behind Computacenter's share bounce?

    Could an Indian outsourcer be among the predators stalking Europe's largest reseller Computacenter? Probably not, but this is the talk amonginvestors and brokers who have noted sweeping movements in CC's share price, which bounced in mid-October to ...