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The future of the home PC?
14 Jan 2013

The launch of Windows 8 failed to give PC sales the expected boost as figures released by the research groups IDC and Gartner show that in the fourth quarter of 2012 sales of PCs dropped by about 6% year-on-year. Those…
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Facebook and Google may be forced to ask permission to use personal data
14 Jan 2013

(extracts from article in the Guardian – 9 January 2013) Users must be able to consciously agree to data processing – or reject it, says EU proposal for tougher consumer protection EU lawmakers want to limit companies’ ability to use…
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What could 4G mean to your business?
14 Jan 2013

The launch of the 4G network by EE back in November has created opportunities for both consumers and businesses alike. As the sole provider of 4G contracts until the competing network providers set their own networks live in mid-2013, EE…
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Could the Patent Box effect your business?
14 Jan 2013

The new patent box legislation is not that far away – is your business ready? The Government’s new legislation to encourage innovation in the UK by introducing a 10% rate of Corporation Tax for profits earned from patented products takes…
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Avoid last minute RTI rush, employers told
14 Jan 2013

Tax chiefs have issued a new year call to employers, urging them to ensure they are ready for major PAYE changes that come into effect in three months’ time. The Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system has changed very little…
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The Autumn Budget Statement: What does it mean for the IT sector?
14 Jan 2013

The undoubted highlight of the Chancellor’s Autumn statement was the substantial increase in capital allowance which will see immediate tax savings on qualifying capital expenditure incurred in 2013. The Chancellor said that the UK faces at least five more years…
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Research & Development – Are You Getting Credit?
17 Sep 2012

Accounting for research and development costs, and even the hardware and software costs incurred in performing such activities can require the technical support of your accountant. However, the standards governing the accounting treatment of research & development costs are far…
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Accessing Funds
17 Sep 2012

We are all aware that since the financial crisis it has become increasingly more difficult to secure funding from the banks. Banks are now in a quandary in that on one hand they are under pressure from their stakeholders (including…
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How Ofcom’s 4G decision will play out for business mobile customers
17 Sep 2012

Ofcom has ruled that Everything Everywhere may use its existing spectrum allocation to offer 4G services across the UK.  The company – formed from the merger of Orange and T-Mobile – can launch the service any time after 11 September…
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Retailers hit by £205m e-crime bill
17 Sep 2012

A pioneering study of e-crime has revealed that e-crime cost UK retailers at least £205.4 million in 2011-2012 The first e-crime study from the British Retail Consortium, published on 22 August, found that the bill included £77.3 million in losses…
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