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Tax firms face fines

Accountants, tax planners and advisors could face tough penalties if they are found to have helped companies avoid tax. Currently tax avoiders face significant financial costs if HMRC defeats them in court. However, those who advised on, or facilitated, the avoidance bear little risk. This could change under the new proposals published this week by…
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Waste paper makes uncomfortable reading

THE ENVIRONMENT Agency and Forestry Commission are among organisations given the thumb-down by a new report on efficient use of paper.                       More than a few organisations and public bodies that strive to be green have been left red-faced following the publication of a new…
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My viewpoint

STARBUCKS MIGHT have got the (unwanted) headlines, but independent coffee shops are very much part of one of the UK’s biggest news stories of 2012. phil howells, who part-owns the Manchester coffee shop Caffeine and Co, says it could be the start of a revolution.                     …
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Footprint Annual Review: Cheap milk, pricey gas and unethical coffee

THE TOP stories of 2012, from Starbucks' tax travails to rising energy bills and the "greenest Olympics ever".   January/February   With the mince pies sitting heavily around the waistline and the influence of festive parties still coursing through the veins, health and diets are rarely far from the headlines in the new year. And so…
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Starbucks to pay more tax

THE ONLY things certain in life are death and taxes. Unless you are Google, Amazon or Starbucks, of course.   But in an “unprecedented” move, the latter has now decided to pay corporation tax in the UK “above what is currently required by tax law”. This means it will “pay or pre-pay approximately £10 million…
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The next green thing: tax

ENVIRONMENTAL AND social issues have traditionally been the focus of social responsibility within companies. But with economic hardship growing for both the general public and governments, there is a new ethical issue on the block: tax.                     And the media love it. The Guardian’s recent story…
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