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  • Is Blinkbox about to move to a tax haven?

    Tesco has announced the acquisition of a majority stake in video-on-demand pioneer 

  • New tax penalties

    A new penalty regime for late filing and late payment of Income Tax through Self Assessment started in April and a tax return filed six months late could attract a penalty of at least £1,300. The old £100 penalty was not much of a de... 

  • Keep details up-to-date with HMRC's free electronic service

    HM Revenue & Customs are quite keen to tell taxpayers that notification of changes to their circumstances can be made any time of the day or night, 365 days a year, with its electronic change of circumstances service. If taxpayers have moved... 

  • Debt collection guidance

    The OFT has launched a 12-week consultation on its updated Debt Collection Guidance. The new guidance will confirm that it applies to all businesses involved in debt recovery, including creditors as well as debt collectors and purchasers, lender... 

  • Dixons profit warning: It's the economy stupid

    Is it really any surprise Dixons has announced profits for the year end in April will be at the lower end of analyst expectations? Profits before tax are expected to be around £85m, right at the bottom of estimates that ranged from £85m t... 

  • Linguists in war of words over Apple App store trademark claim

    Do you ever get the feeling some companies just have too much money for their own good? And that maybe they could be using it to better purpose than lining lawyers' pockets? Microsoft and Apple are currently embroiled in a fairly ridiculous court cas... 

  • VAT in the Channel changes - just

    BusinessMan reported on the 17th March that the loophole that allows businesses in the Channel Islands to sell items valued under £18 VAT free, and therefore cheaper than businesses on the mainland can achieve, may well end soon. Well the C... 

  • Miliband adds iPod insult to injure Osborne

    Labour leader Ed Miliband got in a good crack during his reply to George Osborne's budget speech today (23 March) when he compared the current situation to the last time the Tories were in power in the early 1990s. "The same hubris and arro... 

  • A response to the Budget from SAP

    Today's Budget speech focused on reforming the nation's economy, ensuring jobs in the future and repairing Britain's finances. 

  • Nintendo 3DS midnight launch: Is any gadget worth staying up for?

    The very very early hours, actually minutes, of Friday morning could turn out to be a mugger's paradise with the news that more than 1,200 stores are opening at one minute past midnight in the UK for the launch of Nintendo's 3DS game console. The...