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Chancellor plans tax crackdown on “synthetic self employed”

The Treasury is finalising plans to overhaul tax rules which allow self-employed people to avoid paying national insurance contributions. The move will be targeted at people who set themselves up as private companies to take on work. The BBC understands it could be announced in this month’s Budget. The Treasury believes a third of people […]

Prime minister Theresa May provides £2 million funding for Zero Suicide Alliance

The Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) today welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s pledge to provide £2 million over the next two years to help their efforts to improve suicide prevention in the UK. The Prime Minister announced the funding during her World Mental Health Day speech yesterday, which is designed to improve suicide awareness and training […]

Facebook’s UK tax bills triples in a year while revenues rise by a third

Facebook paid £15.7m in tax in the UK last year, which is triple the amount it paid in the previous year. In 2016, Facebook’s tax bill rose to £5.1m, following a major overhaul of the social media firm’s tax structure. However, the company’s profits only climbed by £4m year-on-year from £58.4m to £62.7m in 2017. The […]

Ryanair issues profit warning as strikes continue to plague the airline

Ryanair has warned investors its full-year profits will be lower than expected, partly due to the recent wave of industrial action. The airline said its profits would be 12% lower than the €1.25-1.35bn (£1.11-1.2bn) previously forecast, and it now expects profits of between €1.1-1.2bn. Ryanair said this was due to higher oil prices, higher costs […]


Engage Business Media’s 2018 Engage Awards programme has broken records across the board with more categories, more finalists, and more entries deliberated over by more judges than ever before. For this year’s competition EBM are delighted to announce that we have a record number of deserving Engage Awards finalists across 19 categories selected by our […]

Amazon investigating claims that some of it’s staff sold confidential customer data to third party

Amazon is investigating claims that some of its staff sold confidential customer data to third party companies. According to a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report, employees of the e-retailer are offering internal data and other confidential information to independent merchants who sell their goods on the US giant’s website. The practice, which violates company policy, […]