Code of governance for tax disputes

29 February 2012

When HMRC visits, the risk of landing a penalty for miscalculating tax escalates. We take a look at a firm at the sharp end of an investigation

Alcohol and drug testing in the workplace — part two

28 February 2012

In the second of a two-part article, Gordon Tranter now examines the legal information related to drug and alcohol testing at work. He will also outline some of the issues involved in creating a drug and alcohol policy.

Tax and the gambling man

28 February 2012

There was plenty of coverage over the recent Betfair betting error but what of the tax position, asks Julie Butler

GIS — are we nearly there?

28 February 2012

From the time the first pixellated maps crept out into the digital landscape, GIS (Geographic Information System) has quickly evolved to become an important set of tools in environmental study, planning and management. Today, GIS is a very different animal from its 1960s' ancestors. Graham Morgan looks at how it has developed.

Reed loses out on travel expenses case

28 February 2012

A first tier tribunal judgment over £158m of PAYE and NICs has been made against a major employer of temporary workers, Reed Employment.

Construction safety warning video from HSE

28 February 2012

HSE has launched a video on its construction resources web pages showing the tragic human cost of accidents and ill health in the industry. Designed for training employees on the importance of good health and safety practices on site, the video features a series of powerful interviews with people who have been seriously injured at work and the relatives of workers who have died. It can be found at:

How dirty is your data?

28 February 2012

The cloud continues to integrate itself into business infrastructure but, with the drive to reduce costs and maintain high corporate social responsibility, the environmental credentials of data centres are now under the spotlight. Dave Howell reports.

Academy accounting

27 February 2012

The government is doubling the number of academy schools this year. Ian Selwood and David Robertson outline the requirements for accountants