Lowering VAT charges on fuel may be politically attractive but is not good news for those who will struggle the most, say leading tax and advisory firm Blick Rothenberg Heather Self a tax partner at the firm said: “Pressure is building for the Government to make domestic fuel costs zero-rated for VAT as customers face increased charges in the spring. ...

An estimated 3 per cent of the workforce was signed off in late December and a fifth of businesses reported increased cancellations amid the surge in the Omicron coronavirus variant. Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that absences related to Covid-19 hit a 19-month high at the end of last year, and it continued to weigh on ...

Mark Zuckerberg could be forced to pay most British Facebook users about £50 each if a landmark legal action alleging that the site abused its market position succeeds. Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, a competition law academic, will file legal proceedings today against Meta, the social media site’s parent company on behalf of 44 million users of Facebook between 2015 and 2019. ...

France has reopened its borders to British tourists after ministers in Paris eased restrictions on non-essential travel. From this morning, Britons travelling to the country only need to show proof of vaccination and a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before departure. The requirements for 48-hour quarantine on arrival and a compelling reason to enter the country have ...

People struck down with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus are buying so much paracetamol that supplies are running low in many shops. Official data published today indicates that nearly a third either have low or no supplies of the painkiller. Ibuprofen is also in high demand with a fifth of stores experiencing shortages. Those needing pain relief, however, should ...

Covid Passports are to be abandoned within days after Sajid Javid effectively killed off the policy. The health secretary has concluded that Covid-19 certification is no longer needed as the Omicron wave eases. He told MPs that he shared their “instinctive discomfort” at the policy. With ministers keen to lift guidance on working from home when plan B measures are ...

The fashion retailer Next is the latest company to cut sick pay for unvaccinated staff as Sajid Javid said those who have not had jabs damaged the NHS. The health secretary said that the unvaccinated were making it harder for everyone else to get treated and that “people who have chosen not to get vaccinated should understand the consequences of ...

As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to go, go, and go some more. You don’t like to take days off. You don’t enjoy spending time away from your professional life. Even so, it’s critical that you take regular breaks to ensure that you give your mind and body time to recover. There are a variety of tips entrepreneurs can use to ...

Academics are the most wholesome experience of one’s life. However, nothing is always a rainbow. Academic misconduct is a transgression that hampers the integrity of any individual associated with academia. In 1999, Dr. Donald McCabe, co-founder of the International National Center For Academic Integrity (ICAI) was the first person to investigate cheating at various levels in colleges and universities. To ...

Are you in charge of marketing your business and have new projects coming up? Are you looking for a digital marketing agency to achieve new goals? This article will help you choose your future provider partner, and finally propel your digital marketing strategy for good. Today, the vast majority of companies have understood the value of digital marketing to boost ...