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Out of Context: “I ordered a meat platter and it was all veggie”

“I ordered a meat platter  – board of meat’ – and it was all veggie. Apparently it was for those who are ‘bored’ of meat.”

Novia PR Pippa Russell is upset that a misleading description on the menu of a trendy West End bar failed to satisfy her carnivorous tastes.

“I am digging out that Uruguay strip as we speak.”

Nucleus business development manager and committed Scot Barry Neilson pledges his allegiance to England’s opposition before a crucial World Cup encounter.

“As long as you borrowed a hat from your boyfriend’s mum and not your boyfriend.”

Syndaxi Chartered Financial Planners managing director Robert Reid confirms the source of MM hack Tessa Norman’s Ascot accessories. 



Neil McCarthy: Start-ups soar yet business protection remains woefully low

In 2013, Britain had a record year for business start-ups with 502,068 businesses launched, comparied with 482,224 in 2012 and 440,600 in 2011. While it is true many businesses are started by women, graduates and people immigrating to Britain, the majority of entrepreneurs are male and in their 40s. Most small business employer owners and […]


FCA annuity comparison site rules slammed as ‘cop-out’

The FCA’s final guidance for annuity comparison websites has been slammed as a “cop-out” for failing to create a level playing field between advised and non-advised services. The regulator last week published guidance for annuity comparison websites after a review found the websites are misleading and failing to provide consumers with adequate risk warnings. The […]

McKenna: The future’s bright

The human interaction sought by face-to-face advice may face genuine competition by technology-based solutions and articificial intelligence


Govt under pressure to tackle tax avoidance promoters

The Government is under pressure to take further action to stop advisers promoting “aggressive tax avoidance schemes” as policymakers struggle to cope with an “increasingly complex” tax code. In a report published this morning, the Public Accounts committee says the introduction of the Disclosure of Tax Avoidance Schemes system has allowed HMRC to target these schemes […]

Directors, limited liability partners and auto-enrolment

By Jim Grant, Senior Product Insight & Technical Support Analyst 6 April 2016 brought in changes to employer duties for directors and partners in limited liability partnerships. Here we explain exactly what’s changed. Before 6 April 2016… Directors of limited liability companies where there were no other directors or employees were exempt from the employer […]


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