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Driven by a desire for more revenue, greater efficiency and improved compliance in an atmosphere of shrinking resources, tax authorities

January 17, 2020

“There’s going to be a recession,” someone says at a dinner table or boardroom meeting, certain of the fact. “You

November 25, 2019
A woman holds a smart phone with the icons for the social networking apps Facebook, Instagram and others seen on the screen in Moscow on March 23, 2018. - A public apology by Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, on March 22, 2018 failed to quell outrage over the hijacking of personal data from millions of people, as critics demanded the social media giant go much further to protect privacy. (Photo by Kirill KUDRYAVTSEV / AFP) (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)

It can sometimes be easy to forget that the internet plays a vital part of everyday life. It makes a

November 21, 2019
The Lovie Awards

My entire career has been fuelled by a love for the European creative industry. And now, at a time when

October 28, 2019
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The successful economies of the future will be those that effectively seize the potential of digital technology. It is particularly

August 2, 2019

It’s hard to recall now how long we’ve been hearing that the music industry is changing: in flux, in transition,

June 27, 2019

Coding was once a field dominated by women. From the 1940s to the 1960s, about 90 per cent of computer

May 9, 2019

Are MPs right that the UK needs an independent watchdog to regulate internet sites? Ruth Manielevitch, vice president of global

April 11, 2019

Last year, I met someone who had previously worked for a big tech firm in its “free speech” unit. What

April 9, 2019

Could financial services firms be better off basing themselves outside of the capital? Yes – Andy Mielczarek is chief executive

April 9, 2019

"Everything flows, nothing stands still” (Heraclitus, 501 BC). Quite a lot has changed in 2,500 years, but that quote still

April 9, 2019

A common view of the world goes thus – individuals and businesses do whatever they can to pursue their own

April 8, 2019

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