Articles about Tax Business

Cameron pledges public access to list of who REALLY owns firms

UK Prime Minister David Cameron will announce today that a register of the real owners of companies will be opened to the public as part of the government's efforts to stop tax evasion. Campaigners pushed the G8 heads of government summit in June to consider a register of beneficial owners so that people could see who actually …
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Margaret Hodge, PAC are scaring off new biz: Treasury source

The UK's Treasury Department is said to be ticked off by the Public Accounts Committee and its vocal chair MP Margaret Hodge for scaring companies off Blighty with their investigations into multinationals' corporation taxes. Sources in the department told the BBC and the Daily Mail that senior ministers had been warned by …
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New York 'iPod tax' incites media bleating

It's a sign of the digital times: New York's governor proposes a state budget that slashes spending on education and healthcare, lays off hundreds of workers, and increases taxes on everything from cigars to beer to luxury yachts, and most media reports focus on the proposal's misleadingly monikered "iPod tax." Think we're …
Rik Myslewski, 17 Dec 2008
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BCC wants business tax rates frozen

Election 2005 The British Chambers of Commerce has called on politicians from all parties to pledge that business taxes will not be raised in the next parliament. It says 90 per cent of business leaders it surveyed were worried that future tax increases would have a damaging impact on their businesses. The announcement comes as Gordon Brown …
Lucy Sherriff, 25 Apr 2005
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Hong Kong turns factories into datacentres to fuel cloud growth

An innovative approach to datacentre development is helping to see off Hong Kong’s competitors and establish it as the number one cloud computing hub in Asia, according to the government CIO, Daniel Lai. Speaking to The Reg at the 13th annual Info-Security Conference in Hong Kong, Lai dismissed suggestions that Special …
Phil Muncaster, 08 May 2012
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Oracle assures financiers they're not that important after all

Oracle comforted distraught investment bankers yesterday by delivering better-than-expected first quarter profits and pointing out it really doesn’t do that much business in the financial services sector. The database giant turned in revenues up 18 per cent to $5.3bn for the quarter ending August 31, producing a net profit of $1 …
Joe Fay, 19 Sep 2008
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HMRC sets out standards for VAT software

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has launched new guidelines for businesses wanting to use technology to file their VAT returns that it reckons could reduce errors in VAT reporting by as much as 25 per cent. The guidelines, published under the funky-sounding title "Publicly Available Specification 76", or PAS 76 - VAT for short, …
Lucy Sherriff, 10 Jul 2006
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Newcastle council credit card file lifted

Newcastle City Council has compromised private details of up to 54,000 people who made payments to it by credit or debit card between February 2006 and April 2007. The council said details were "inappropriately released" of transactions for "council tax, business rates, parking fines, and rent payments... other services, such …
Lewis Page, 26 Jul 2007