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  • 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 ... 

  • Can't pay - must pay

    Late payment of debt is the bane of every business. The European Union is proposing to update its Late Payments Directive that was passed in 2000 with new stiffer penalties for those that insist on delaying payment. The proposals, adopted by MEPs las... 

  • The responses to the Spending Review call for IT to be used

    In some ways the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) reminds you of a FA Cup Final. You get the weeks and weeks of build up with the TV pundits on the day going into overdrive, the event itself and then the post-match analysis. In this case the resu... 

  • Time to change the record justifying the cuts

    Walking past the Houses of Parliament this lunchtime on the way to a meeting with Oracle in the Millbank Tower there were Unison and Unite union representatives waving placards and flags. The basic thrust of their message was "don't break Britai... 

  • Cut by all means but protect business

    Watching a fresh faced David Cameron go through the paces with Andrew Marr yesterday it was interesting to watch the Prime Minister's reaction to the question of the cuts. Asked if the cuts would be scaled back if a double-dip took hold the PM seemed... 

  • Clegg prepares the way for something better than expected?

    Nick Clegg, the Liberal Democrat leader and deputy PM, reminds me of the fresh faced kid in school always holding his hand up to give a right answer. He smiles at the party assembled in Liverpool and seems to be able to show that he is wise and right... 

  • Right now green is about saving money not icebergs

    It's always been the case that green when it worked was because it saved money and managed to fit in with the customer agenda to cut costs on both the energy and datacentre cooling front. So the conclusion of the IBM conference into sustainability re...