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If Jesse were alive today, would he give Boots the boot?

Boots has its roots in the mid-19th century when John Boot, an agricultural worker, moved to Nottingham to start a new business.   He opened a small herbalist store on Goose Gate in 1849, from which he prepared and sold herbal … Continue reading

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Government reveals new debt recovery firm

Reposted from Accountingweb The government has launched a new public/private debt collection agency for government departments including HMRC. Now couple of things here lovely readers… 1) As Mike Fleming commented on the accountingweb site:-  Equifax ltd is owned by Equifax EUA … Continue reading

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HMRC loses highest number of staff in four years

THE MOST staff in four years left HM Revenue & Customs over the last 12 months, top 20 firm UHY Hacker Young has found. Almost 1,700 staff left the taxman in 2012/13, the highest number since 2008/9. This year’s figure is up … Continue reading

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Britain’s £35bn tax gap is ‘tip of the iceberg’, says Margaret Hodge

Margaret Hodge, Labour party MP and chair of the House of Commons public accounts committee Photograph: Andrew Winning/REUTERS   I have a huge amount of respect for Margaret Hodge; however, I think what she and the rest of the PAC … Continue reading

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