This week saw Google called before the Public Accounts Committee (again) over its UK tax arrangements, Lauryn Hill locked up and The Apprentice back on our TV screens. Steven Perryman picks his top five news stories from the past week.
Margaret Hodge – Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee – returned to the news this week to take aim at ‘lazy’ MPs and the Big 4 accounting firms. Steven Perryman puts his feet up and takes a look at the week’s news.
Nick Leeson – the man famed for racking up £827m worth of trading losses in the collapse of Barings Bank – landed a job as an insolvency expert this week. Steven Perryman delves into this and the other headlines for this week’s news review.
Confusion over the Government’s minimum pricing of alcohol, Ray Winstone threatening to ‘do a Depardieu’ over UK tax and David Lammy proving there’s no Papal smoke without fire all hit the headlines this week. Steven Perryman enters the conclave of news.
George Osborne winning no more friends by opposing a cap on bankers’ bonuses, HMRC preparing itself for Real Time Information (RTI) and why Stella English needs business tips from Robbie Fowler. Steven Perryman on this week’s news.
The UK losing its AAA credit rating, David Beckham’s tax trouble in France and an app that tests your urine all made the headlines this week. Steven Perryman on this week’s news.
George Osborne turning into Mystic Meg over the 4G auction result, SMEs still in the dark about real time information (RTI) and interior designer Kelly Hoppen joining Dragons Den all made the headlines this week. Steven Perryman is in.
Margaret Hodge going head-to-head with the Queen, the on-going threat of child computer hackers and an X Factor musical written by Harry Hill (yes, really) all made the headlines this week. Steven Perryman hacks into this week’s news.
The Big 4 accountancy firms finally appearing in front of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), HMRC in the dock over its 0845 phone lines and Agent Provocateur in trouble two weeks before Valentine’s Day all made the headlines this week. Steven Perryman delves into this week’s news.
HMRC on the offensive, HMV and Blockbuster go into administration and an edible office all made the headlines this week. Steven Perryman licks his lips at the week’s news