In a week where Google and Apple have hit the headlines for their corporate tax payments on both sides of the Atlantic, Taxand, the world’s largest independent global organisation of specialist tax advisors to multinational businesses, comments on whether a harmonised global tax system (or regional e.g. EU’s Financial Transaction Tax) is actually viable.
So there you have it, military schools for kids!
Can you imagine if Nigel Farage’s UKIP had come out with this gem, it would have been charges of ‘Hitler youth’ all the way.
Nigel Farage, the UKIP leader, has claimed that the voices of the people of the British Overseas Territories are ‘dangerously muted’.
To overcome this democratic deficiency he has suggested that they be allowed to vote for an MP to represent the territories.
Exhaustive political and media focus on the headline economic numbers is distracting attention away from the underlying issues contributing to Britain’s economic malaise. Only the Green Party, it says, is drilling down into the numbers and revealing the real nature of employment in Britain today
Ahead of a seminar this Thursday (23 May) on the UK in the EU and the EU in the world, TheCityUK has called for the EU debate to focus on evidence and economic analysis of the impact on growth and job creation.
* One in five SMEs have been encouraged to expand by the Government’s decision to introduce an Employment Allowance towards employer NI contributions
* A further one in three of SMEs are considering recruiting due to the reduced cost of employment
It has emerged that there is an unpaid bill of almost £70 million owed to the NHS racked up by visitors to the country who then leave without paying.
Almost two thirds of this (£25 million) says the Express has been built up in the last two years alone.
Big multinational businesses have signed an open letter on the need to ‘promote the cause of EU membership’ claiming that we wouldn’t have it so good outside the Union.
But while they push for a continuation of more of the same they should spare a thought for the millions of people
The EU’s controversial Financial Transactions Tax (FTT) would “hit the pensions and investments of millions of hard working people” and would not exclusively target “so-called City fat cats,” warns the boss of the world’s largest independent financial advisory firm.
Police take a DNA sample from a child every 10 minutes in England and Wales, figures obtained by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal today (20 May).
New research by the charity has found that officers took swabs from almost 54,000 boys and girls aged 17 or under during 2011.
UKIP have taken their first Labour seat with another council win in England following a by election in Rotherham.
The traditional strong Labour seat of Rawmarsh fell to Caven Vines of UKIP, who beat Lisa Marie Wright of the Labour Party, and wife of the local Labour Police and Crime Commission by 104 votes.
A poll of Britain and six other European nations reveals Brits are the most cynical about the Eurovision Song Contest
On the eve of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, a pan-European YouGov poll reveals that Brits are the most likely to say that some countries suffer unfairly from political voting, and don’t have any real chance of winning Eurovision.