September 4

CFO confidence crashes

first_img Share CFO confidence crashes Show Comments ▼ Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndoElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite HeraldUndo MORE than a third of chief financial officers expect a double dip recession as confidence crashes to its lowest level in 18 months.As a result, finance bosses are maintaining a strong focus on keeping costs down and three quarters warn against taking risks, according to a Deloitte survey.However, larger companies are no longer suffering from the credit famine, with banks much more open to lending and the cost of borrowing back to pre-recession levels.Despite the gloomy outlook, 59 per cent see revenues rising over the next 12 months, and most see profits margins improving too. An overwhelming 82 per cent see M&A activity continuing to pick up over the next year.Deloitte partner Margaret Ewing said: “UK corporates entered 2010 with a cautious view on the sustainability of the recovery and have stuck to this view.” Monday 11 October 2010 12:02 am center_img KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp More From Our Partners Astounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comFeds seized 18 devices from Rudy Giuliani and his employees in April raidnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.com‘Neighbor from hell’ faces new charges after scaring off home buyersnypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.com Tags: NULLlast_img read more

September 4

Banco Popular addresses capital

first_img Share Banco Popular addresses capital KCS-content whatsapp Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼ Spanish bank Banco Popular is to reinforce its position ahead of the new Basel III regime on capital adequacy, with plans to raise up to €679m (£577m) of new capital. The bank will strengthen its capital base by €579m-€679m with a 3 per cent capital increase taken up by France’s Credit Mutuel-CIC, and a €400-500m bond issue for retail investors compulsorily convertible into shares. Chairman Angel Ron said: “Banco Popular’s capital will be well above the minimum core capital requirements and will thus achieve a position of advantage.” Tuesday 16 November 2010 9:22 pm Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap whatsapplast_img read more

September 4

Britons downbeat over economy

first_img Share Britons downbeat over economy Tags: NULL Tuesday 8 February 2011 8:27 pm Show Comments ▼ More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgKiller drone ‘hunted down a human target’ without being told tonypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgBill Gates reportedly hoped Jeffrey Epstein would help him win a Nobelnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comMatt Gaetz swindled by ‘malicious actors’ in $155K boat sale boondogglenypost.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.comUK teen died on school trip after teachers allegedly refused her pleasnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comInside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comSidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin are graying and frayingnypost.comcenter_img People in emerging markets are among the most optimistic about the economic recovery in the world, research from Ipsos MORI revealed yesterday. Over half the respondents in two of the “BRIC” nations – Brazil (78 per cent) and India (61 per cent) – expect their economy to get stronger in the next six months. In China 44 per anticipate economic strengthening. Britons were far more pessimistic, with only 13 per cent rating the economy as “good” and only one in 10 optimistic about the future of their local economy. In Europe, people in Germany and Sweden were the most positive in their economic outlook. KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoZen HeraldNASA’s Voyager 2 Has Entered Deep Space – And It Brought Scientists To Their KneesZen HeraldUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndoautooverload.comDeclassified Vietnam War Photos The Public Wasn’t Meant To Seeautooverload.comUndolast_img read more

August 24

Bacta challenges UK government over AGC reopening schedule

first_img Topics: Legal & compliance Compliance Legal Regulation Bacta has instructed legal firm DWF Law to challenge the thinking behind the delayed reopening, it said. “The decision to prevent this one venue on the High Street from opening with all other retailers is not only discriminatory, evidence for it is absent and it lacks any logic,” he said. Legal & compliance John White, chief executive of Bacta, said the trade body would do everything to focus attention on the unfair – and potentially illegal – treatment of AGCs in the reopening roadmap. DWF claimed the decision to delay the opening of AGCs is irrational, as they have proven themselves to be able to operate safely, with no reports of infections arising from the use of the premises and usually having few customers present at any one time. Regions: UK & Ireland Email Address England entered into its third period of national lockdown in January, forcing all gaming venues to close once again. This followed earlier lockdowns, from March 2020, then again from November. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter It went on to claim the government was discriminating against AGCs, as licensed betting offices (LBOs) are to be allowed to reopen earlier.center_img Tags: Bacta DWF Law 4th March 2021 | By Conor Mulheir UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently set out the nation’s plan for easing lockdown measures. Bacta, the trade body which represents Britain’s amusements and high street gaming manufacturers and operators, has launched a legal challenge to the government over the delayed reopening of adult gaming centres (AGCs). In a letter addressed to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Oliver Dowden, DWF Law said: “Bacta had hoped it would not need to subject the decision to legal scrutiny and/or challenge, but it simply cannot ignore the decision’s discriminatory impact and the long term hit to the AGC industry which would flow from it.” “Our client has never been told any good reason why the disparity of treatment between LBOs and AGCs exists,” the law firm said. “It therefore remains plain that the disparity is not based on any good evidence justifying it. Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Bacta challenges UK government over AGC reopening schedule This will see non-essential retail including betting shops reopen from 12 April. AGCs, alongside bingo halls and casinos, are to follow from 17 May.last_img read more

July 5

Stock market crash: how I’d find cheap shares to buy today to make a million

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It has caused a number of high-quality businesses to trade at cheap prices that may undervalue their long-term prospects.Through searching for such companies in unpopular sectors, and by analysing their financial updates, you could capitalise on low valuations across the stock market. Over time, this strategy may boost your returns and increase your chances of obtaining a seven-figure portfolio.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Searching in unpopular sectorsFollowing the stock market crash, some industries are relatively unpopular among investors. They are often those sectors that face challenging near-term outlooks, or that may struggle to adapt to a rapidly-evolving world economy following the coronavirus pandemic.For example, sectors such as banking and energy are relatively unpopular at the present time. Banks face the prospect of an extended period of low interest rates that could negatively impact on their profitability. Similarly, demand for oil and gas has fallen this year, which has caused energy companies to report declining profitability in many cases.While their challenges may continue over the short run, their low valuations prompted by the stock market crash could mean there are buying opportunities on offer for long-term investors.Focusing on financial statementsAs mentioned, the stock market crash has put pressure on the financial positions of many companies. Therefore, it is perhaps more important than ever to ensure that any stock you are thinking about buying has sound finances through which to overcome a tough period for the economy.Through analysing a company’s annual report, you can ascertain its financial position and how likely it is to survive a period of slower growth. You may also gauge how easily it can adapt to a period of rapid change in consumer tastes, and whether it has the right strategy to return to strong growth.Through buying unpopular companies with sound finances and solid strategies, you could enjoy strong capital growth potential in the coming years. Annual reports and recent updates are available for free online. This means that any investor can identify unpopular sectors, such as banking and energy, and then select the most attractive businesses to buy within them.Making a million after the stock market crashThe stock market crash is not a one-off event. Equity markets have experienced bear markets and downturns fairly regularly over recent decades. Even with them included, investors can obtain a high-single-digit annual total return simply from purchasing a diverse range of shares.Assuming an 8% annual return, an investment of $100,000 would become worth over a million within 30 years. However, through buying cheap shares, you could obtain a higher rate of return that improves your chances of making a million as the stock market recovers in the coming years. Image source: Getty Images Peter Stephens | Friday, 2nd October, 2020 last_img read more

June 19

Apopka debris removal update

first_img A big white bucket truck, Heart of Jax, came and restrung our street light power liines on our street that was down. Ours across our house, was still there, and had power to the street light, but across the neighbors, their line was all down. That was one tall bucket truck. If you laid two telephone poles end to end, the lift bucket was much taller than that! The guy also opened our street light up and dusted out a bucket load of night bugs, and put in a new bulb, and made the connections to re-string the lines on toward the other end of the street, and cut some palm fronds, and oak branches, that were in the way. The truck had a big red heart on the door and a cross symbol. Glad some things are getting done since the cane! September 28, 2017 at 8:22 pm Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Reply Sunny Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Reply Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! Reply Thought for sure a truck of some kind would come around today to remove some of the debris on our street, but no truck came, this marks 3 weeks that no yard trash debris has been removed from our street. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Can anybody read the above map? Lol! Catherine Quattry Meers Can someone please tell me why the mayor of Apopka chose to clear his subdivision and those in Errol Estates before clearing safe paths for schoolchildren going to Lakeville Elementary and Apopka Middle School which are scheduled last on the list to be cleared. Catherine Quattry Meers Sunny, I could not read it. I enlarged it, got my reading glasses out, the magnifying glass out, and still could not make it out. I could only guess at which district we are in, based on Lake Apopka. The labels were a blurred mess. I showed it to my husband who sees better than I do up close, and he could not read it either. Reply September 29, 2017 at 10:59 am September 27, 2017 at 12:11 amcenter_img Reply Mama Mia September 27, 2017 at 9:27 am Reply September 30, 2017 at 8:11 am September 28, 2017 at 8:24 pm Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter No! I just know I’m in zone 4 From the City of Apopka Facebook PageContractors add one more truck; more equipment on the wayOutside contractors working to remove hurricane storm debris added a third vehicle to their fleet today. This now makes a total of six vehicles — including three City trucks — working to pick up an estimated 250,000 cubic yards of storm debris on the ground in Apopka.Additional trucks owned by outside contractors are expected to arrive in Apopka by the end of the week. The hope is to be able to deploy a total of 10 vehicles working on debris removal. Because of the extremely high volume of material, debris removal is expected to take several weeks.The City of Apopka’s general plan is to make a first pass focusing on large tree debris-only piles starting in Debris Zones 1, 2, 3 and finishing in Debris Zone 4. This follows the City’s normal yard trash pickup sequence. Please make every effort to have all tree debris at the right of way as soon as possible. The more debris that can be collected on the first pass, the more efficient the cleanup will be.Primary efforts of the debris cleanup are now focused on Debris Zone 1. The outside contractor crews started in “Errol West” Monday and continued in this area today. Again: Please keep in mind that the volume of debris in this area is extremely high and is expected to take some time to clear. City crews have completed their first pass is complete in Wekiva Run, Oak Ridge in neighborhoods off Lester Road.City crews are working in the lighter areas of Debris Zone 2, in the northeast area of Rock Springs Ridge where the City’s smaller equipment can be more effective and stay out of the way of the larger contractor equipment. These crews are also responding to hot spots around the city as needed, including Christiana Avenue and the construction zone on 6th Street.Note – Feature photo, below photo, and the map is from the City of Apopka Facebook page. Mama Mia Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSCity of ApopkaDebris removal Previous articleApopka carjacker also a suspect in EustisNext articleFlorida Hospital doctors prepare for Puerto Rico trip  Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR October 8, 2017 at 9:22 am 7 COMMENTS Mama Mia Reply Please enter your name here Looks similar to the big red sleigh that is parked next to the city council chambers at Christmas time but bigger.last_img read more

June 18

Nigel Walker 100m try vs Pontypridd

first_imgMonday Mar 3, 2008 Nigel Walker 100m try vs Pontypridd The debate over the quickest wing in world rugby is one that will continue for as long as rugby itself exists. Over time we have seen some truly fast wings, but perhaps one player who has a pedigree like none other, is former Cardiff and Wales winger Nigel Walker.Walker represented Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the 1984 Olympics in the 110m hurdles. When he unfortunately failed to make the grade in 1992, he turned to rugby and Cardiff, where he played wing.He went on to achieve 17 caps for Wales, scoring 12 tries with his incredible speed and ability to change direction while barely slowing down, as he did here against Pontypridd. We’re trying to dig up more footage of Walker at his best, so if anyone has any footage of him that they could provide us with then please drop me an email and I’ll gladly stick it up for all to see. Note: The commentary, for those of you who are wondering, is Welsh. 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Final round of the Gallagher Premiership hit by a second match cancellation The final round of the Premiership lost the Worcester-Gloucester match on Tuesday and now Bristol versus London Irish is off. Nigel Walker 100m try vs Pontypridd | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. 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June 12

Open letter to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra

first_img Related documents Open letter in ThaiPDF – 51.86 KB News May 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Thailand Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years News November 8, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Open letter to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra In an open letter, Reporters Without Borders asked the Prime Minister to take measures in order to improve press freedom in Thailand. The organisation urged Thaksin Shinawatra not to lose this chance to keep his country at the forefront of the struggle for democracy in a region where press freedom already has enough problems. News August 21, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts Organisation center_img Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra_ Government House_ Bangkok_ Kingdom of ThailandParis, 7 November 2005Dear Prime Minister,When journalists recently asked you about the decline in press freedom in Thailand revealed by the Reporters Without Borders 2005 World Press Freedom Index, you said that in your view “Thai journalists have the maximum amount of freedom to do their work.” You added that you were ready to take Reporters Without Borders on a tour of newspaper offices so we could verify that journalists enjoy real freedom.We thank you for this invitation which would doubtlessly allow us to appreciate your close relations with certain newspapers. But we prefer to question reporters, editors and press freedom activists ourselves. We would of course be very honoured to meet you in order to present to you directly our comments and proposals for guaranteeing press freedom in Thailand.We believe there is an urgent need for your government to take a number of measures that would enable Thailand to get a better ranking in the 2006 index:1. Withdraw all the criminal and civil defamation actions brought against journalists and press freedom activists by your lawyers or by members of your government or family, or by Shin Corp, a company controlled by your associates. It is inconceivable in a democracy that the most senior officials and their associates file lawsuits against journalists in such an abusive manner.2. Abolish prison sentences for press offences by amending the criminal code. Countries such as Sri Lanka and Ghana have recently decriminalised defamation without any decline in the quality of the press being noted.3. Ensure that impartial and exhaustive investigations are conducted into the murders of Santi Lammaneenil, the editor of the local Pattaya Post daily newspaper and a correspondent for Channel 7 television and the national dailies Khao Sod and Khom Chad Luek, and Pongkiat Saetang, the editor of the local Had Yai Post fortnightly newspaper. The instigators and perpetrators of the attempted murder of Manop Rattanacharungporn of the daily Matichon must also be punished as a matter of urgency.4. Withdraw all the complaints brought by the authorities against the managers of community and commercial radio stations. Allow these stations to continue broadcasting while a definitive solution is found to the issue of frequency allocation.5. Put an end to political and economic pressure on news media owners aimed at getting journalists fired or getting radio or TV programmes withdrawn, as was the case with Channel 9’s talk show.6. Ensure that state advertising in the news media is allocated in a really fair and transparent manner.The Reporters Without Borders index which you publicly questioned measures the state of press freedom throughout the world. It reflects the level of freedom enjoyed by journalists and news media in each country and the efforts undertaken by governments to respect and ensure respect for this freedom.We are of course aware that your government and your associates do not have a monopoly of harassment or violence against the press. The index does not reflect just government abuses but also abuses by armed militia, clandestine organisations and pressure groups. In Thailand, criminal networks, corrupt local politicians and armed groups are also partly to blame for this deterioration in the situation of journalists.We stand by our position that this world press freedom ranking, in which Thailand fell from 59th place in 2004 to 107th place in 2005, is based on hard facts and not on subjective interpretation.We would also like to inform you that, for the first time in 15 years, Reporters Without Borders has decided to carry out field investigations into the state of press freedom in Thailand and recent violations of freedom of expression there with a view to publishing a report. We will send you a copy so that you can have a better understanding of our evaluation of the situation.Prime Minister, there are simple measures that can be taken to improve press freedom in Thailand and it is your duty to halt this sharp decline. Do not lose this chance to keep your country at the forefront of the struggle for democracy in a region where press freedom already has enough problems.Sincerely,_ _ Robert Ménard_ Secretary-General News ThailandAsia – Pacific Help by sharing this information RSF_en to go further Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom ThailandAsia – Pacific June 12, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

May 18

Firefighters start to beat back California’s Apple Fire with 20,000 acres burned

first_imgdeepblue4you/iStockBy MEREDITH DELISO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — After more than two days, firefighters are starting to contain the enormous Apple Fire burning in Southern California.As of Sunday night, the blaze had burned more than 20,500 acres in Riverside County, officials said.The fire was 5% contained as of Sunday night, according to officials with the San Bernardino National Forest Service.Thousands of people have been ordered to evacuate as the massive wildfire continues to rage.More than 2,200 firefighters, along with several air tankers and helicopters, have been deployed to battle the blaze from the ground and air, the Riverside County Fire Department said. The northern and eastern edges of the fire are in steep, rugged hillsides not accessible to firefighting vehicles, officials said.About 7,800 people in 2,586 homes in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties were under evacuation orders as of Saturday evening, authorities said. At least one home and two outbuildings in Cherry Valley were destroyed by the fire, officials said. No injuries have been reported.The wildfire has been burning since Friday afternoon. Fire officials reported at least two separate fires — one about 3 acres, the second about 20 acres — burning near each other shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday. Three hours later, the fire was 700 acres, officials said, prompting evacuation orders.By Saturday morning, the blaze had more than doubled in size, to 1,900 acres. More evacuation warnings and orders were issued throughout the day, with several remaining in place Sunday.The San Bernardino National Forest Service is in unified command with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, among other agencies.As of Friday, 38 large fires had burned more than 196,000 acres across the country so far this year, according to the National Interagency Fire Center.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

May 12

Finance Bill introduces previously withdrawn tax changes

first_img Previous Article Next Article View all posts by Qian Mou → No comments yet. Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Several tax changes that had been withdrawn earlier this year have been re-introduced in the autumn’s Finance Bill.More resources on pay and benefitsBasic pay and benefitsBenefits and allowances survey 2017How to deal with maternity pay, salary sacrifice and childcare vouchersThe Bill covers taxation of termination payments, tax relief for pensions and legal advice, and limits on making good on benefits-in-kind, among other provisions.Starting in the 2018/19 tax year, employers will be required to pay national insurance contributions on taxable termination payments of more than £30,000.Employees will receive an increased tax exemption of up to £500 per year for obtaining pensions advice from 6 April 2017, up from £150 previously.Deductions for the cost of legal expenses covered by an employer will also be more widely available to employees, including for expenses dating back to 6 April 2017.For tax years 2017/18 and onwards, non-payrolled benefits-in-kind must be made good by the 6 July after the tax year for which they can be attributed.This means an employee must pay for the benefit, often at a reduced cost, by the deadline to claim the tax reduction.The Government has also introduced lower tax bands for ultra-low emission vehicles, to take effect in 2020/21.The Bill contains a number of changes to tackle tax avoidance by organisations and individuals. Finance Bill introduces previously withdrawn tax changesBy Qian Mou on 8 Sep 2017 in Personnel Today About Qian Mou Qian Mou is an employment law editor at XpertHR. She is qualified as a lawyer in England and Wales, and Ontario, Canada. Prior to joining XpertHR, Qian worked as a private practice lawyer specialising in employment law and as an HR consultant at a national bank in Toronto. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more