The Cryptocurrency Race Is On! Comparing Leaders in DLT Regulation

It seems like cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are all anyone can talk about. Regulators have realised that disruptive technologies hold vast potential, but few have taken up the initiative to create a regulatory framework within which FinTech businesses can operate. Countries are classifying cryptocurrencies as assets, commodities and even as currencies – there is no one view that...

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New Guide to Business Finance launched

Cubefunder – the fixed cost business loan provider – has launched a free guide, providing independent and impartial information on UK business funding options.The “Guide to Business Finance” discusses the different options available for UK businesses, including: Bank loans Asset finance Private investors Crowdfunding Merchant cash advance, and P2P lending. Gary Miller-Cheevers, CEO at...

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Cigarette smuggler jailed

A lorry driver who was caught smuggling millions of cigarettes into the UK, has been jailed for 14 months after an investigation by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). HMRC officers stopped a lorry after it arrived in Holyhead on a ferry from Dublin on 16 October 2017. A search of the trailer revealed 3.53 million illicit cigarettes, worth an estimated £953,000 in lost duty and taxes. The driver,...

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Protecting the environment with Landfill Tax as extension comes into force

From 1 April 2018, Landfill Tax is changing to include disposals at unauthorised waste sites in England and Northern Ireland. These changes will support legitimate waste management businesses by creating a fairer tax system and a deterrent to causing environmental harm by disposing of material at an unauthorised waste site. This has always been an environmental crime; however, until now material...

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Recent “secret building” cases prove that breaching planning regulation has consequences

Recent stories have come to light where secret building works had been found by local planning officers, meaning homeowners should be aware that planning departments will look for potential breaches. Homeowners looking to extend their property should also make sure they have the correct permissions in place before building begins. One recent case relates to a planning breach in Leicestershire...

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