Hong Kong remains the most expensive location for expats to rent

Hong Kong is the most expensive place in the world for expatriate rental accommodation, with average monthly costs of USD 10,929 New York in second place with an average monthly rent of USD 10,101Tokyo third in the rankings, London fourthBig rises in rent across the Eurozone – with Lisbon and Madrid both jumping 45 places in rankings, and Dublin rent increases by USD 880. Hong Kong remains...

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New global standard counts the cost of environmental damage

Environmental damage costs society enormous amounts of money – and often leaves future generations to foot the bill.   Now, a new ISO standard will help companies valuate and manage the impact of their environmental damage, by providing a clear figure for the cost of their goods and services to the environment. We know what goods and services cost us, but what does the environment pay? For...

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Safety, performance and scalability: cloud-based remote maintenance

The mGuard Secure Cloud remote services from Phoenix Contact can now be used with improved performance and scalability. For this purpose, Phoenix Contact is now working with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s leading supplier of cloud computing services. This cooperation guarantees the high security standards of the mGuard Secure Cloud ecosystem in accordance with the most...

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Brexit and the effect on the UK medical device industry – How one company has dealt with the challenge

For a long time the restless elephant in the room, Brexit has now turned into an angry bull, still locked down but ready to erupt and no matter which side of this now existential divide you stand on, this bull, once released will liberate vast amounts of pent up energy. For Brexiteers (supporters of Brexit) this release of energy will lead to a liberated and proud Great Britain ready to assume...

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Furniture boss jailed for £150k VAT scam

A discount furniture store boss has been jailed for a scam that cheated taxpayers out of more than £150,000. Anthony Whitehead, 60, of Bostock Hall in Middlewich, Cheshire, and owner of Warehouse Prestwich, lied on his tax returns to ensure that he paid almost no VAT, despite his business sales being £2,229,197. Whitehead was caught after HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) officers analysed his...

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Digital Book Keeping Software – Easy In Control

HMRC have introduced QUARTERLY Digital Tax Returns.The introduction of Digital Tax Returns will put an administration burden on us all however, we are confident we have the answer.  We have  developed “Easy In Control”. This is a very SIMPLE form of software which allows you to do your own book keeping whilst fulfilling your Quarterly Tax Return obligations.  It’s called “Simple”...

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