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Employers urged to tighten up on personal device use

4 Apr 2013

Employers are being urged to be less relaxed about employers who use a personal laptop, tablet computer or smartphone for work and could be placing people’s personal information at risk. A YouGov survey commissioned by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)

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Retailers hit by £205m e-crime bill

7 Sep 2012

A pioneering study of e-crime has revealed that e-crime costUKretailers 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 from frauds

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Keep HMRC informed, warns business group

7 Sep 2012

An organisation representing small businesses has warned entrepreneurs to fully update HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) about any changes to their operations, following a report that one firm is facing a £10,000 fine for not telling HMRC it had changed

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Contractors ‘could cut SME tax bills by £2bn’

7 Sep 2012

Businesses could slash their tax bills by up to £2 billion by using self-employed contractors, according to professional advice website unbiased.co.uk In its Small Business Tax Action Report, published on 1 August, unbiased.co.uk highlighted the tax benefits to small and

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1 in 3 businesses not aware of RTI, research finds

7 Sep 2012

One-third of small businesses are not aware of Real Time Information (RTI) and how it will affect their PAYE systems, according to new research. Business software specialist Sage surveyed 1,100 UK SMEs and found that 64 per cent were aware

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