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Significant rise in number of data breach complaints as result of GDPR

Research carried out by commercial law firm EMW has revealed that the number of data breach complaints made to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has risen by 160% since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR came into effect on 25 May 2018, and UK...

Research carried out by commercial law firm EMW has revealed that the number of data breach complaints made to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)...

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new technology

Time spent commuting ‘should count as part of working day’

The University of the West of England (UWE) has suggested that time spent commuting should ‘count as part of the working day’. Many UK employees use travel time to start or finish off work, according to a survey carried out by UWE. It polled 5,000 rail passengers, and found that many...

The University of the West of England (UWE) has suggested that time spent commuting should ‘count as part of the working day’. Many UK...

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Think tank urges government to abolish Entrepreneurs’ Relief

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has dubbed Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) the UK’s ‘worst tax break’, and has urged the government to abolish the initiative altogether. ER is a tax relief available on the disposal of a business, and gives those eligible access to a lower rate of capital gains tax (CGT): under...

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has dubbed Entrepreneurs’ Relief (ER) the UK’s ‘worst tax break’, and has urged the government to abolish the initiative altogether....

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digital services

Official data suggests SMEs ‘reaping the benefits’ of government’s digital spending

Data published by the government has suggested that UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are benefitting from a ‘flourishing Digital Marketplace’, and have accessed nearly half of public sector spending on digital, data, technology and digital services. The government-run Digital Marketplace allows public sector organisations to access digital services...

Data published by the government has suggested that UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are benefitting from a ‘flourishing Digital Marketplace’, and have accessed...

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late tax payment rate

HMRC increases late tax payment rate

HMRC has announced an increase in its late tax payment rate, although it has not increased the corresponding interest rate for repayments to taxpayers who have overpaid their tax. The decision to increase the late payment rate follows the Bank of England’s recent decision to increase UK interest rates...

HMRC has announced an increase in its late tax payment rate, although it has not increased the corresponding interest rate for repayments to taxpayers...

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Government publishes ‘no deal’ Brexit advisory documents

The government has published the first batch in a series of ‘no deal’ Brexit technical notices, which aim to help businesses and individuals prepare in case the government fails to reach a deal with the EU. The first 25 notices cover a range of areas, including medical supplies, financial...

The government has published the first batch in a series of ‘no deal’ Brexit technical notices, which aim to help businesses and individuals prepare...

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