Author Archives for James Booth

September 2019 articles

HMRC collects £4.4bn from SMEs through investigation of underpaid VAT
HMRC collects £4.4bn from SMEs through investigation of underpaid VAT
The taxman collected an extra £4.4bn from small and mid-sized businesses through investigations into the underpayment of VAT last year, [...]
September 9, 2019
HMRC at risk of not delivering on prosecution targets as Brexit slows tax evasion enforcement
HMRC at risk of not delivering on prosecution targets as Brexit slows tax evasion enforcement
Lawyers it is “disappointing” that HMRC is on track to miss targets for cracking down on tax evasion and avoidance. [...]
September 9, 2019
Service sector confidence falls as UK nears recession
Service sector confidence falls as UK nears recession
Optimism about the economy in the services sector fell sharply in August to levels not seen since 2013, according to [...]
September 9, 2019
Hell for Leaither: DWF boss on the firm's post-float fortunes
Hell for Leaither: DWF boss on the firm's post-float fortunes
DWF is a firm that lawyers at rival firms love to hate. Founded in Liverpool 40 years ago, DWF has [...]
September 8, 2019
City watchdog calls on internet giants to do more in fight against financial crime 'epidemic'
City watchdog calls on internet giants to do more in fight against financial crime 'epidemic'
The chair of the Financial Conduct Authority has called on internet giants to play a greater role in tackling financial [...]
September 5, 2019
Forex firm hit with record £7.8m fine by HMRC for anti-money laundering failures
Forex firm hit with record £7.8m fine by HMRC for anti-money laundering failures
West London money transmitter Touma Foreign Exchange has been fined a record £7.8m by HMRC for breaching anti-money laundering regulations. [...]
September 4, 2019
Court throws out privacy challenge to facial recognition technology in landmark ruling
Court throws out privacy challenge to facial recognition technology in landmark ruling
The High Court today rejected a privacy challenge to the use of facial recognition technology in a landmark ruling. The [...]
September 4, 2019
Donald Trump blasts Sadiq Khan in misspelled tweet after criticism of time spent on the golf course
Donald Trump blasts Sadiq Khan in misspelled tweet after criticism of time spent on the golf course
US President Donald Trump unleashed a misspelled rant at London mayor Sadiq Khan today after criticism of the amount of [...]
September 3, 2019
UK's top law firms boost average partner pay to £750,000
UK's top law firms boost average partner pay to £750,000
Average partner profits at the UK’s top 50 law firms hit £750,000 last year as the sector continued to expand [...]
September 3, 2019
Allen & Overy's US merger talks with O'Melveny & Myers collapse
Allen & Overy's US merger talks with O'Melveny & Myers collapse
Magic Circle firm Allen & Overy’s longrunning merger talks with US firm O’Melveny & Myers have collapsed, the firm said [...]
September 2, 2019