The use of information is changing

As most people are only too well aware, the way that we find and use information is going through a radical and fundamental change, which is being driven by the internet. What doesn’t seem to have permeated the world of business continuity though, is that this change is revolutionising the Business Continuity Plan. Not too many years ago, in our house, we used to keep a telephone directory and...

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Driving blindfold into disaster

Nearly one in ten organizations are not aware of who their key suppliers are, leaving them open to severe disruption as they are unable to manage their supply chain effectively. That is according to a report published today by the Business Continuity Institute and supported by Zurich Insurance Group. The Supply Chain Resilience Report highlighted that seven in ten organizations admit to not...

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Smuggling air stewardess is grounded

An air stewardess who repeatedly smuggled shisha tobacco into the UK from Dubai, evading more than £57,000 in excise duty, has been jailed for 18 months after she was investigated by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Jade Kaur, from Stretford, was caught with 25kg of non-UK duty paid shisha tobacco and 3,200 cigarettes in her luggage when stopped by Border Force officers after landing at Manchester...

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SME owners positive about business growth and thriving due to running their own business

SME owners also recognised the greater flexibility (58 per cent) and the greater freedom (37 per cent) that owning a business gives them. Seventy per cent of owners also said they are proud, inspired, content or fortunate to own their own business, highlighting the positive effects that having control over your working life can bring. Glen Parkinson, SME Business Director at AXA PPP healthcare,...

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Martial Arts tax fraudsters caged

Five men, who were part of a seven-strong gang that tried to steal more than £1 million in tax by setting up sham companies they claimed traded in television broadcasting rights for cage fighting events, have been jailed for a total of almost 19 years. An investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) found that the nationwide gang, led by Christopher Peters from Swansea and John Faraday from...

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