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My Cup Runneth Over March 1, 2016

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In recent months there has been considerable media coverage devoted to Google’s relatively small tax payments to the British government in comparison to its total turnover. (more…)

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Gas and Go September 24, 2015

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The VW fake emissions saga is rumbling on. Of course, there has been the inevitable media frenzy with every columnist in the Western world commentating on the wrong doings. One of my more favourite columnists, Allister Heath, formerly of CityAM and now Business Editor at The Telegraph has waded in. The full article can be found here.
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Rugby World Cup 2015 – The TMO Scores… September 19, 2015

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At last, the Rugby World Cup kicked off yesterday (17/09/15) and we can look forward to another six weeks of rugby. After a short opening ceremony at Twickenham, the first game between England and Fuji commenced.
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Your Compensation is Cancelled – Please See Airline September 12, 2015

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In the recent decade, we have witnessed the huge growth of regulation in Financial Services (FS). While other industries in the UK are regulated, such as telecoms, water, food and travel, the level of regulation of these industries has been light as these industries are, to a degree, self-regulating. If you don’t like your mobile phone company, you can switch. If the water company doesn’t treat the water properly, there would be an endemic. (I’ll ignore the fact untreated sewage is dumped into the Thames but still.) You get the gist.
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Sale or Return August 10, 2015

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As some will note I haven’t commented on the Tom Hayes trial, corruption at FIFA and continuing fuss at the Kids Company. I’m sure I will get around to this shortly. However, one item which caught my eye was an article in the Sunday Telegraph (8th August 2015) concerning online shopping.
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