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Monthly Archives: April 2018

TaxCalc wins contract to be accountancy software partner for TaxAssist Accountants

The multi award winning franchisor TaxAssist Accountants has appointed TaxCalc as its new software partner. TaxCalc will provide TaxAssist’s 200+ franchised accountancy firms with a...

TaxAssist Accountants celebrates most successful Annual Conference yet

More than 520 franchisees, partners and staff helped make this year’s TaxAssist Accountants’ Conference on Saturday, 21st April its most successful to date. Hosted at...

Business is booming for TaxAssist Accountants Edinburgh

Since 2010 Renee Mackay has built up a client base of over 1,200 small and medium-sized businesses with a fee bank of £800,000 and...

Rent costs full-time workers every penny earned until May

A year's rent takes every penny earned by full-time workers until the first week of May, study shows. Source: BBC

Sainsbury's vows Asda deal will cut prices

The mega merger will not lead to store closures or job losses amongst store staff, Sainsbury's boss says. Source: BBC

WPP operating boss says no sense in breaking up group

The new joint boss sees no need for dramatic changes in the advertising giant's structure. Source: BBC

Labour pledges cap on overdraft fees and interest payments

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell says he wants to end the "national scandal" of poor families in debt. Source: BBC

Hunting hackers

How cyber security firm Darktrace was set up by former members of the UK security services and maths professors. Source: BBC

Fake five-star reviews being bought and sold online

A trade in false online reviews relied upon by millions is identified in a BBC investigation. Source: BBC

Crackdown plan on Scottish limited partnerships

The UK government says Scottish limited partnerships have been exploited in complex "dirty money" schemes. Source: BBC

Sainsbury's and Asda in merger talks

Talks to combine the two British supermarket chains are at an "advanced" stage, Sainsbury's says. Source: BBC

Supermarket sweep

BBC business correspondent Emma Simpson looks at the latest merger shaking up the grocery sector. Source: BBC

Chinese firm Dalian Wanda opens $7.9bn 'movie metropolis'

The site covers more than 400 acres and includes a shopping mall, restaurants and an ice rink. Source: BBC

Bugs buffet

It is little publicised, but one of the most used red food colourings is made from crushed up bugs. Source: BBC

TSB: How it all went so wrong for the bank

An IT crisis has left customers furious and MPs demanding answers. This is the story of TSB's nightmare week. Source: BBC

Oil major ExxonMobil posts profit rise

Esso owner ExxonMobil posts expectation-beating revenue of $66bn for the first quarter Source: BBC