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'Spinning' Out of Control

2 months ago at 10:09  by Mark McLaughlin
On the whole, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) reporting of tax cases is reasonable, albeit that they often seem to place their own interpretation or 'spin' on events.

Focus on the “power of one” to transform your business

2 months ago at 9:58  by Graham Jones
It’s a sure bet that you use a variety of online services. For instance, you may use something like Dropbox to share files or Google Drive. Alternatively, you might use WordPress for some of your ...

The Impact of the EU Elections

2 months ago at 9:56  by John Redwood
The EU elections produced the predicted range of outcomes, with some countries producing substantial votes for parties of protest and opposition to the EU scheme. This is unlikely in itself to make ...

Towards common data standards for auto-enrolment

2 months ago at 10:27  by Henry Tapper
The Chartered Institute for Payroll and Pension Professionals and their “Friends of AE” stitched me up with writing up the output of a working group comprising a lot of old’uns and a couple of ...

A call for stubborn unreasonableness

2 months ago at 10:25  by Diane Coyle, OBE
Fragile by Design: The Political Origins of Banking Crises and Scarce Credit by Charles Calomiris and Stephen Haber is a fascinating exploration of the relationship between banking and politics, and ...

First impressions matter for brand loyalty

2 months ago at 10:20  by Graham Jones
People are amazingly loyal to Apple. Even though something like the Samsung Galaxy S5 has several superior features compared with an iPhone, you just try luring those Apple fans away. And even though ...

Economics: The User’s Guide

2 months ago at 10:54  by Diane Coyle, OBE
Ha-Joon Chang’s new book, Economics: The User’s Guide, is sitting enticingly on my desk. It starts: “Why are people not very interested in economics?” A false premise surely? All the evidence ...

Is UK property too hot?

2 months ago at 10:48  by John Redwood
The latest figures from British Land confirm a strong rise in values of good UK properties, and success in pressing through new developments. Occupancy and lettings are good with an increase in the ...

Job losses hurt Loonie

2 months ago at 9:10  by Matt Williams
It might not have occurred to readers that the anarchic Scottish independence campaign being conducted by Alex Salmond is financed by donations but it transpires that that is indeed the case. Having ...

Why a savings glut does not increase savings

2 months ago at 9:09  by Michael Pettis
Debate about the global savings glut hypothesis is mired in confusion, a fundamental one of which is the seemingly obvious but false claim that a global savings glut must lead to higher global ...
 
 

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