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A court clerk is the first person to be charged with an offence under new UK
bribery laws, prosecutors have said.
The number of EU consumers buying over the internet doubled in a five year
period, according to a study published by the European Parliament.
An organisation which has previously helped voters to use internet technologies
to keep tabs on MPs has launched a service to help UK commuters to provide
collective feedback on public transport services.
Pupils should learn about privacy and information rights at school, the UK's
data protection watchdog has said.
The number of online defamation cases brought to English and Welsh courts has
more than doubled in the past year, a new report has said, according to media
Companies signed up to a self-regulatory code on online behavioural advertising
may still not be compliant with EU laws on cookies, EU privacy watchdogs have
A Tax Tribunal ruling will not change policy on the VAT that employment agencies
should pay, HMRC has said.
Employers will have to be more careful about how they pay their employees for
motoring expenses after a tax tribunal ruling (9-page / 63KB PDF) that lump-sum
allowances could be subject to national insurance contributions (NICs).
More than half of workers are "totally unaware" that they will be auto-enrolled
into a pension plan when changes to the law come into force next year, according
to a survey.
Judges should take care when publishing personal information which could be used
by criminals on social networking sites, the Judiciary of England and Wales has
Debt management companies could be prevented from contacting consumers through
social media after a regulator review revealed "widespread problems with
misleading advertising" in the sector.
New laws aimed at regulating pre-packaged insolvency sales will be delayed until
at least next April, the government has confirmed.
As many as five million small businesses could benefit from simpler financial
reporting requirements, according to recently published Government proposals.
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