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Tax Alert Update - Greece - VAT on Insurance Premiums Will Not Be Levied

Jul 14, 2015 16:33 BST Impendulo Limited ​Things are moving fast in Greece as expected. The draft wording of the new laws have just been published and it looks like there was no need to be concerned as VAT on Insurance premiums will not be levied.

Tax Alert - Greece - VAT on Insurance Premium?

Jul 14, 2015 12:16 BST Impendulo Limited ​Whilst the 'Grexit' seems less likely now, the ramifications of the deal and the small print is being worked through. Impendulo understands that one of the measures currently under review or near to reaching agreement between the Greek Government and the Financial Institutions for the re-financing of the Greek Debt includes VAT becoming applicable on Insurance contracts.

When customer choice is a matter of life and death

Jul 13, 2015 15:00 BST Neopost For a long time, Neopost has been urging public and private sector customers to take into account the communications preferences of customers to improve customer service levels, generate better responses and reduce costs. Now, the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is saying that doing so could save lives.

Tax Rate Alert: UK - New IPT Rate Treatment Clarified

Jul 10, 2015 15:25 BST Impendulo Limited Following the budget announcement that the lower IPT rate in the UK will increase from 6% to 9.5% from November 1st 2015 - new guidance has now been published.

7/7 lessons revisited

Jul 10, 2015 15:05 BST The Business Continuity Institute ​I thought this week with the 10th anniversary of 7/7 I would look back through one of the reports on the incident by the London Assembly (Report of the 7th July Review Committee) and highlight some of the learning points from the incident. If we can learn from incidents and improve our response, then something good has come out of a terrible incident.

Communicating in the cloud

Jul 09, 2015 15:23 BST The Business Continuity Institute The cloud is creating some powerful new paradigms in the way that individuals and organisations communicate and collaborate. These technologies are rapidly reducing the cycle time of many activities ranging from bid preparation to decision making. It might also affect the way we think about some aspects of incident communication going forward.

Business continuity during transport disruptions

Jul 08, 2015 15:53 BST The Business Continuity Institute Tube strikes or any other form of transport network disruption are hardly unheard events so organizations should have business continuity plans in place to deal with such events, plans that deal with any disruption that inhibits the ability of staff to access their place of work. These plans don't even need to be that complicated.

Making the case for 'faster and fairer' business

Jul 08, 2015 14:59 BST Neopost Speaking at the Legatum Institute on June 23, in his first speech as Justice Secretary, Michael Gove outlined how he intends to deliver 'faster and fairer justice'. Implicit in his choice of words is the notion that faster does not, per se, mean fairer. In fact, it very often means the opposite.

Internship at the Business Continuity Institute

Jul 03, 2015 12:19 BST The Business Continuity Institute I found the internship at the Business Continuity Institute to be an invaluable experience in understanding the significance of a research position within an organisation.

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