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MPs to scrutinise 'big data' opportunities and risks

A committee of MPs is to examine "the opportunities and risks of ‘big data’" in a new inquiry that welcomes input from industry. 28 Jul 2015

Levy on broadband providers could fund completion of superfast broadband scheme in the UK

UK internet service providers could fund the expansion of an existing 'superfast' broadband scheme, under plans being considered by the government.   28 Jul 2015

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WTO deal reached to cut tariffs on technology products

The EU, US and China, along with more than 50 other members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), have agreed a "tentative accord" to cut custom duties charged on 201 IT products. 27 Jul 2015

UK government considers shifting contractor tax compliance burden to end user

Shifting the responsibility for ensuring that an independent contractor complies with their tax liabilities from the individual to the service user would be a "fundamental change" to existing practice, with "major repercussions" for those that outsource services,... 27 Jul 2015

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