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Amazon UK – Tax Dodger

Amazon UK paid £2.4m tax on £4bn sales, a tax dodge that is possible as it routes it’s UK sales via a Luxembourg affiliate! Amazon’s UK subsidiary rate of tax paid is less than 0.1% – according to the the online retailer’s accounts. Further to this according to Companies House...

EU TRADE DISPUTE WITH CHINA

The EU is proposing drastic measure that could start a EU trade war with China over the import of solar panels worth an estimated 21bn euros (£18bn) a year. A decision is expected on the 5th June on the proposal for a 47% import tariff. The European Commission states China is unfairly subsidising solar...

OFT investigates the ‘quick house sale’ market

The OFT is today launching a study into the ‘quick house sale’ market and is calling for people who have used, or considered using, these businesses to contact the OFT about their experiences. Quick house sale providers offer to buy a house or find a third party buyer very quickly, usually at a...

FMB’s latest State of Trade Survey

Almost a third of Britain’s small building firms have shed staff since the turn of the year. As falling workloads and rising costs have forced many SME construction companies to scale back their operations, according to new research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The FMB’s latest State of Trade...

Bradford Cross: Prismatic

Prismatic is an app that creates a custom newsfeed based on your interests. Its news discovery iPhone app launched in August to positive reviews. For our West Coast premier episode of Founder Stories, we invited co-founder Bradford Cross back to our studios to learn how he is managing the business. Where...

Angie Hicks: The Startup World

Angie Hicks is the co-founder and Chief Marking Officer of Angie’s List – the customer review service she helped found in Columbus, Ohio. At Angie’s List, subscribers find services and submit non-anonymous reviews on everything from medical care to home fix-up. Angie’s List has...

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