Most businesses would accept tax rise in exchange for simpler rules

first_imgTwo thirds of UK businesses would accept a tax rise in exchange for a simpler tax system, a survey from accountancy firm BDO has found. The survey also showed that businesses are divided over how to boost investment, which has suffered during the Brexit impasse. whatsapp Paul Falvey, tax partner at BDO, said: “It is promising that businesses are looking to the future and appear to support our view that tax simplification is needed to help organisations tackle the challenging landscape.” (Getty Images) Almost a third of businesses suggest making equity investment tax deductible for individuals, whilst just over one quarter believe that up-front income tax relief could encourage business investment. The survey comes ahead of the 11 March Budget, when new chancellor Rishi Sunak is expected to increase spending and cut entrepreneurs’ tax relief, a tax rise equivalent to £2.7bn a year. Harry Robertson “Now is the time for the government to make business easier by simplifying tax. It requires progressive steps to be taken and an end to back door tax increases engineered by changing the rules for tax reliefs and allowances.” It showed that the UK’s businesses want the tax system to be simpler and less cumbersome. A significant majority – 66 per cent – of respondents indicated they would accept a rise in taxes in exchange for a simplification programme, a rise of 18 per cent since the 2018 budget. (Getty Images) Also Read: Most businesses would accept tax rise in exchange for simpler rules center_img whatsapp Monday 2 March 2020 12:45 am by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeFinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatterBleacherBreaker4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!BleacherBreakerDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funnybonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comGive It LoveThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayGive It LoveHistory DailyNo One Expected To This To Happen (Nature Pics)History DailyVitaminews10 Habits That Damage Your Kidneys, But Most People IgnoreVitaminewsFree HubNobody Could Have Predicted What Befell The World’s First Surviving SeptupletsFree HubCrowdy FanGroom’s Mother Shows Up To The Wedding Wearing ThisCrowdy Fan Share Falvey said: “Businesses are looking for the government to show that it will deliver on its promises to make the economy prosper post-Brexit.” Only 12 per cent of the more than 600 respondents to the survey said they did not find tax cumbersome, BDO said. Most businesses would accept tax rise in exchange for simpler rules Show Comments ▼last_img read more

Taylor Swift Maybe, Possibly, Definitely Calls Out Kanye West in Her…

first_imgMusicTaylor Swift Maybe, Possibly, Definitely Calls Out Kanye West in Her Acceptance Speech for Album of the YearBy Marielle Wakim – February 15, 2016563ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItOn February 11, Kanye West pissed off at least 71.2 million people—and that’s if we’re only counting Taylor Swift’s Twitter followers—when he dropped the track “Famous” off his seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo. The song has a line directed at Swift in which he raps, “For all my Southside n****s who will know me best / I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why, I made that bitch famous / God damn / I made that bitch famous.”Well, Kanye. Now you’ve got Bad Blood with Tay Tay. And you know what they say (“they” being Taylor): Band-Aids don’t fix bullet holes.At tonight’s Grammy awards, Swift picked up a Grammy for Album of the Year (the first woman to win the award twice), and in her acceptance speech, it’s likely she was aiming a few choice phrases at Ye in the wake of what she has called “misogynistic” lyrics. Listen below. TAGS1989Bad BloodGrammys AwardsKanye WestTaylor SwiftThe Life of PabloYeezy Season 3Previous articleRoseanne Barr Is Opening a Pot Shop in Santa AnaNext articleIn the Epic Battle Between Adele’s “Hello” and Lionel Richie’s “Hello,” the Winner Is Demi LovatoMarielle Wakim RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORIf This Big, Blue Jacket Is Any Indication, Kanye’s Gap Collab Is Going to Be a HitHere’s the Lowdown on Rising Star Olivia Rodrigo‘Pop Hits Radio’ Offers a Guided Tour of 2000s Music and Trendslast_img read more

DeSantis to sign executive order giving Seniors priority for COVID-19 vaccine

first_imgMobile pediatric clinic provides COVID vaccines for children 12+ June 15, 2021 DOH-Collier bringing COVID-19 vaccines to homebound residents June 17, 2021 LCSO among law enforcement agencies deploying officers to Texas, Arizona June 16, 2021 Advertisement Lee County COVID-19 vaccine site moving to North Fort Myers this month June 13, 2021 RELATEDTOPICS AdvertisementTags: covid-19 vaccineGovernor Ron DeSantisVaccine PENSACOLA, Fla. — At a press conference in Pensacola on Wednesday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that he will sign an executive order to prioritize seniors over the age of 65 in the general public for the COVID-19 vaccine.DeSantis said that he won’t follow the CDC recommendations for COVID-19 vaccinations and will prioritize the elderly population after healthcare and frontline workers. Seniors will also get priority over young essential workers. Some county level Health Departments in Florida could be able to administer vaccines to people 65 years or older as soon as Monday, Dec. 28.DeSantis also announced that he is expected the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine to be approved by February. He said only one shot is necessary and it can be stored in a normal freezer. AdvertisementRecommended ArticlesBrie Larson Reportedly Replacing Robert Downey Jr. As The Face Of The MCURead more81 commentsGal Gadot Reportedly Being Recast As Wonder Woman For The FlashRead more29 commentsDC Young Fly knocks out heckler (video) – Rolling OutRead more6 comments’Mortal Kombat’ Exceeded Expectations Says WarnerMedia ExecutiveRead more2 commentsDo You Remember Bob’s Big Boy?Read more1 commentsKISS Front Man Paul Stanley Reveals This Is The End Of KISS As A Touring Band, For RealRead more1 commentslast_img read more

Great value in 12 Days of Christmas sale in Club Vitae in Portlaoise

first_img Twitter Pinterest GAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Great value in 12 Days of Christmas sale in Club Vitae in Portlaoise WhatsApp GAA TAGSClub VitaeMaldron Hotel Give the gift of health this Christmas – and the team in Club Vitae at the Maldron Hotel in Portlaoise have a range of brilliant offers.Indeed they’ve 12 great options to choose from in their 12 Days of Christmas Sale that is running up until Christmas Eve.3 months student gym & pool – €993 months gym & pool – €1303 months family (pool only) – €1996 months gym only – €1396 months gym & pool – €2396 months pool only – €1396 months over 55s gym & pool – €21012 months couple pool only – €52012 months gym & pool – €39912 months pool only – €27910 adult passes – €6010 child passes – €35If you buy a voucher over €100, you will receive a free gift bag (while stocks last).You can call into the club or call on 057 8695960.SEE ALSO – Check out the dedicated jobs section on LaoisTodaySEE ALSO – Books, jerseys and hats available to buy in the LaoisToday store Facebook GAA center_img Previous articleGreat voucher options in the Killeshin Hotel this ChristmasNext articleNew legislation on gift vouchers ‘good news’ for consumers ahead of Christmas LaoisToday Reporter Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest By LaoisToday Reporter – 20th December 2019 Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Facebook 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshinlast_img read more

Ex investment banker to pay more than $800,000 for improper trades

In particular, the regulators charged that Moore traded on information that he learned through his job of pitching investment ideas to the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), which led him to conclude that UK-based engineering and manufacturing company, Tomkins plc, was to be acquired by the CPPIB. He then traded on that information, which the OSC charged amounted to an undisclosed material fact, generating a profit of $275,611. In the second incident, the OSC said that Moore inadvertently received an email from a partner at private equity firm, Birch Hill Equity Partners, which revealed that it was the winning bidder in a takeover fight for HOMEQ Corp., and the price of the transaction. He then traded on that information, generating a potential profit of approximately $46,175. The OSC found that Moore’s conduct was contrary to the public interest in both of these cases. And today, it approved a settlement agreement that will see him pay just over $500,000 to the OSC; receive a 10 year ban on trading, serving as a director or officer of any reporting issuer or registrant, or relying on an exemption; and a 15 year ban from registration. The OSC says that he agreed to a voluntary penalty of $300,000 for the Tomkins trading, which represents all of the profits related to his trades plus approximately $25,000. He must also pay costs of $75,000 to the commission; disgorge all profits obtained from the HOMEQ trading ($43,268) and pay an administrative penalty of $86,000, which represents two times the profits made in that instance. According to the OSC’s order, Moore has provided certified cheques to cover his monetary penalties; indicating that these penalties are actually being paid, which is often not the case with regulatory sanctions in Canada. He also settled with the SEC in relation to his trading in Tomkins — which took place in American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) — by agreeing to pay more than US$340,000, comprised of US$163,293 in disgorgement, US$14,905 in prejudgment interest, and a US$163,293 penalty. He also agreed to an SEC order that will bar him from the securities industry or participating in a penny stock offering. That deal is subject to court approval. The OSC notes that Moore voluntarily revealed the HOMEQ trading during the OSC’s investigation of the Tomkins trading incident, that he expressed remorse and resigned from UBS; and that its sanctions reflect credit for his cooperation. “We have made it a priority through our Insider Trading and Market Abuse Team to identify and pursue cases of insider trading and abusive trading,” said Tom Atkinson, director of enforcement at the OSC. “This individual used confidential, material information for his own gain, which is abusive of our capital markets and will continue to attract a vigorous enforcement response from the OSC.” Commenting on the simultaneous settlements, Scott Friestad, associate director of the SEC’s division of enforcement, said, “In today’s interconnected markets, the cooperative relationships among securities regulators mean that those who choose to engage in international insider trading should expect to face consequences across the globe.” Keywords EnforcementCompanies Ontario Securities Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission Facebook LinkedIn Twitter PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case Related news BFI investors plead for firm’s sale U.S. and Canadian securities regulators simultaneously settled charges against a Toronto-based investment banker Tuesday, who was found to have engaged in improper trading ahead of corporate acquisitions. The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) both announced settlements with investment banker, Richard Bruce Moore, formerly of CIBC and UBS, today. Last week, the OSC unveiled allegations against him related to two incidents of improper trading, and today both the OSC and SEC announced that they have reached deals to settle these allegations (although the SEC’s charges only relate to one of the two incidents). James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator read more

OSC bans FactorCorp director for misleading investors

Mouth mechanic turned market manipulator BFI investors plead for firm’s sale PwC alleges deleted emails, unusual transactions in Bridging Finance case James Langton Facebook LinkedIn Twitter On Tuesday, the commission ordered that FCI, FFI and Twerdun shall cease trading for 10 years. Twerdun is also permanently banned from serving as a director, and is ordered to disgorge $420,000, to pay an administrative penalty of $750,000, along with costs of over $250,000. The decision notes that OSC staff sought “significant sanctions” against Twerdun “given the serious nature of his misconduct”; and asked that it consider the impact on investors, who only received 4¢ on the dollar for their losses. Commission staff didn’t seek monetary sanctions against the companies to avoid depleting assets that could be returned to investors, it says. According to the decision, Twerdun argued that the sanctions requested were “unjust and extreme”; that he has shown remorse, and relied on counsel to ensure compliance with securities laws. The OSC sided largely with its staff, finding that, “it is appropriate to impose a significant administrative penalty against Twerdun given his misconduct…” and, adding, “These infractions are particularly significant in light of Twerdun’s experience as a registrant for more than 12 years. In my view, a significant administrative penalty is necessary to deter Twerdun and others in a similar position from engaging in similar misconduct.” The Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) has ordered over $1.4 million in sanctions and a 10-year trading ban against a man for misleading investors. The OSC released its decision Tuesday following a hearing on sanctions against FactorCorp Inc. (FCI), FactorCorp Financial Inc. (FFI) and the companies sole officer and director, Mark Twerdun. Earlier this year, the OSC ruled that the sale of more than $50 million in FFI debentures to over 600 investors were made in violation of securities laws, including offering documents that made misrepresentations to investors and with improper reliance on exemptions. (See Investment Executive, OSC panel releases FactorCorp decision, February 25, 2013.) Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Keywords EnforcementCompanies Ontario Securities Commission Related news read more

Reports aim to strengthen resilience of CCPs

first_imgJames Langton CSA delays margin requirements for OTC derivatives The Financial Stability Board (FSB), the International Organization of Securities Commissioners (IOSCO), the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, and the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), on Wednesday jointly published three sets of guidance, along with two reports, on the resilience, recovery, and resolvability of central counterparties (CCPs). “CCPs are an increasingly important part of the financial system, particularly following post-crisis reforms to mandate central clearing of standardised over-the-counter derivatives,” the policymakers say in an FSB news release. “To fully realize the benefits of CCPs, it is vital that they are subject to strong regulatory, oversight and supervisory requirements.” CSA seeks changes to derivatives rules Derivatives markets grow, ESMA reports Keywords Over-the-counter securities and derivativesCompanies Financial Stability Board center_img Related news The four organizations agreed a joint workplan to co-ordinate international policy on CCPs back in 2015. The guidance and reports published today represent the completion of that work. IOSCO and the CPMI issued additional guidance Wednesday regarding financial risk management for CCPs, which focuses on governance, credit and liquidity stress testing, and CCPs’ contributions of financial resources to losses. They also released updated guidance on recovery for financial market infrastructure organizations. Additionally, the FSB has finalized its guidance on implementing resolution arrangements for CCPs that sets out: powers for resolution authorities to maintain the continuity of critical CCP functions; details on the use of loss allocation tools, and; steps that authorities should take to establish crisis management groups for CCPs. The four organizations also published a study into the interdependencies between CCPs, clearing houses, and financial firms, which covers 26 CCPs from 15 jurisdictions. The study is intended to help regulators ongoing work on CCP resolution. They also issued a progress report on the implementation of the regulators’ priorities that are set out in the joint workplan, which also recommends further work on CCP interdependencies, and on the financial needs of CCPs in resolution. By the end of 2018, the FSB will determine whether there is a need for additional guidance on financial resources for CCPs in resolution. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

UK PM call with Prime Minister of Japan 28 May 2021

first_imgUK PM call with Prime Minister of Japan 28 May 2021 The Prime Minister spoke to Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga this morning ahead of the UK’s G7 Summit next month.The leaders discussed their aims for the upcoming Summit, including their commitment to make progress on beating coronavirus globally, tackling climate change, preserving biodiversity and nature, and increasing girls’ access to education around the world.The Prime Minister expressed his support for the Tokyo Olympics, and noted Japan’s efforts to ensure the Games can take place safely.The Prime Minister and Prime Minister Suga reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening the UK-Japan relationship and looked forward to the UK’s Carrier Strike Group visiting Japan later this year. The Prime Minister thanked Prime Minister Suga for his support for the UK’s accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.They looked forward to seeing each other in Cornwall in two weeks’ time. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, biodiversity, climate change, coronavirus, education, G7, Government, Japan, Japanese, Minister, Olympics, PM, Prime Minister, Tokyo, Tokyo Olympics, UK, UK Governmentlast_img read more

JTB wins tourism award

first_imgRelatedJTB wins tourism award RelatedJTB wins tourism award RelatedJTB wins tourism award JTB wins tourism award TourismJune 12, 2011 Advertisements By DERRICK SCOTT, JIS Reporter FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail WASHINGTON — The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) was selected as the ‘Official International Tourist Board Providing the Best Travel Agent Support’, at TravelAge West’s 2011 WAVE Awards, held on June 2, at The Four Seasons Hotel, Los Angeles, in California. Jamaica was identified as the winner among 64 nominated Government tourism organisations. TravelAge West, the leading travel industry trade publication in the western United States,presents the awards annually to recognise travel-supplier partners who provide outstanding qualities and services. The JTB’s Business Development Manager in Los Angeles, Dian Holland, was on hand to accept the award. “I have immense respect for the travel agents with whom I have worked for more than 30 years. It is a privilege not only to partner with these professionals to promote Jamaica, but also to have my peers recognise the work the Jamaica Tourist Board has done to cultivate a blossoming partnership and friendship,” the Development Manager said. Editor-in-Chief of TravelAge West, Ken Shapiro, and the entire editorial team reviewed the candidates and selected the Editor’s Pick award recipients.Jamaica was among the nominees for ‘Best Destination for a Beach Vacation’ and ‘Best Destination for a Honeymoon/Romance Vacation’. The ‘Official International Tourist Board Providing the Best Travel Agent Support’ is a write-in award. Travel agent professionals throughout the 14 western states, the readers of TravelAge West and all visitors to www.TravelAgeWest.com nominate who they feel should win the award without the recommendation of the Editor’s Picks. “Once again, the Jamaica Tourist Board captured the votes of travel agents in the West in the category of ‘International Tourist Board Providing the Best Travel Agent Support’ in our 2011 WAVE Awards,” said Mr. Shapiro. “This third consecutive win for the JTB shows tremendous support and appreciation by the industry’s top agents for a job well done. Travel agents are known for telling it like it is, so this vote shows that the JTB has clearly assisted travel agents in helping them to please their clients,” he added.last_img read more

California allows vaccinations for everyone age 16 and up

first_imgHomeFeaturedCalifornia allows vaccinations for everyone age 16 and up Apr. 16, 2021 at 6:00 amFeaturedNewsCalifornia allows vaccinations for everyone age 16 and upGuest Author2 months agocaliforniavaccineNewsom. Photo courtesy Wikipedia. AMY TAXIN and DON THOMPSON, Associated PressAs California began offering vaccinations to everyone age 16 and over Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom urged more residents to sign up for appointments and not let apprehension over inoculations get in the way of protecting themselves against the illness.Nearly half of Californians eligible for vaccination have received at least one shot against the coronavirus, Newsom said as the country’s most populous state began vaccinating everyone, regardless of occupation or health condition.It comes as California and other states have seen vaccine supplies rise in recent weeks, despite the recent pause of the use of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine as U.S. government health advisers evaluate whether a handful of unusual blood clots were linked to the shot.“I don’t care where you get it. I just want you to get it,” Newsom said of the vaccine at a news conference in Union City, California.California has seen coronavirus cases plummet from a deadly fall and winter surge. About 2,300 people are hospitalized with the virus, compared with nearly 10 times as many earlier in the year, Newsom said. The state’s seven-day positivity rate for new coronavirus cases is 1.7%.California has administered 24 million doses of vaccine and is pushing residents to get the shot through community outreach, mobile clinics and public service announcements, including what Newsom said is a new $40 million Spanish-language campaign emphasizing that vaccines are safe and effective.“We’re in the fourth quarter unquestionably. But this game’s not done yet,” Newsom said.As vaccine supplies have risen, many residents have had an easier time getting the shot. Several counties previously opened up eligibility to people 16 years and older after seeing appointments go unfilled, and the rest of the state followed suit on Thursday.Before opening up vaccinations to younger people, University of California, Davis Health had as many as 1,500 unfilled appointments a day. It is now booked for the week and continues to see strong demand for the shot, said Marianne Russ Sharp, a UC Davis Health spokeswoman. Sonoma County officials reported overwhelming demand swamped supply.In San Bernardino County, which expanded eligibility last week, vaccine slots that used to be snapped up in minutes now might take days to fill, but they don’t go unused.“The county has seen that it takes longer to fill appointments than in the past,” said David Wert, a county spokesman. “But they all get filled.”That isn’t the case in nearby Riverside County, where county health officials said as many as 900 vaccine appointments go unfilled each day. The county of 2.5 million people has seen a jump in vaccinations of younger people since expanding eligibility, but it still has more doses than demand, said Michael Osur, assistant director of Riverside County Public Health. He added that about 39 percent of eligible residents have received at least one shot.“The people who wanted to get vaccinated, the people who were clamoring to get vaccinated, got vaccinated,” Osur said. “Every week we have thousands of appointments that are going unfilled.” The county has launched a survey to try to find out why, he said.In Fresno, where only about half of available vaccination slots are being filled, Fresno County Division Health Manager Joe Prado said “the demand isn’t there and so supply is no longer an issue really.”Officials in some areas are using incentives such as free lunches or coupons “just to get people to walk in, those who are kind of on the tipping point, and this would be just an extra incentive just to convince them to spend a little bit of time with us to get their vaccine,” Fresno County health officer Dr. Rais Vohra said Thursday.Public health officials have been working to overcome barriers to accessing the vaccine in underserved communities and addressing vaccine hesitancy.Newsom said the pause in the Johnson & Johnson vaccine affects only 4% of California’s vaccine supplies, with most residents receiving two-dose vaccine regimens from Pfizer and Moderna. But some community members have raised concerns about the effect it could have on the public’s overall willingness to get the shot.Debra Schade, director of the California School Boards Association, said the rare but serious blood clot problems being investigated are spurring questions from parents concerned whether the shots bring the potential of long-term reproductive health issues for their daughters, now that those age 16 and up are eligible.“I think there’s a level of hesitancy that you’re not aware of,” she told top state health officials Wednesday during a meeting of the Community Vaccine Advisory Committee.Newsom echoed health officials in noting the rarity of the problems being investigated and the relative benefits of being vaccinated compared with the dangers of the deadly infection. But he acknowledged hesitancy cuts across all demographic boundaries and can be spurred by residents’ political leanings.“We still have hesitancy in all communities,” he said. “We have to work across all that spectrum.”Kiran Savage-Sangwan, executive director of the California Pan-Ethnic Health Network, told health officials Wednesday that residents have also raised concerns about costs, though the vaccine is free.“People are used to not thinking health care is free, right, so I think it’s taking a lot to make sure people understand, even if you don’t have insurance, even if you’re undocumented, the vaccine is free,” she said.Taxin reported from Orange County, California. Associated Press writers Janie Har and Olga R. Rodriguez in San Francisco contributed to this report.Tags :californiavaccineshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentFormer priest charged with sexually abusing children near LAEven at 99, Jerry’s On the MoveYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall5 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson16 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter16 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor16 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press16 hours agoNewsWedding boom is on in the US as vendors scramble to keep upAssociated Press16 hours agolast_img read more