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Laura Tenison
Michael Oliver
Jennie Johnson
Debbie Pierce
Julie Meyer
Steve Purdham
Tony Caldeira
Charlie Mullins
David Pollock
Jeremy Roberts
Richard O'Sullivan
Brian Hay

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HMRC has announced a new VAT policy on employee benefits following the decision last year of the European Court in the Astra Zeneca case in which the court held that the provision by Astra Zeneca of vouchers to its employees should be subject to VAT.

Task forces consisting of HMRC staff will be targeting businesses across the country in a bid to tackle tax dodgers. Specialist teams will undertake intensive sessions of compliance activity in specific high-risk trade sectors.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of NonExecutiveDirectors.com, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

Five Minutes With

David Hughes sums up his entrepreneurial career to date thus: four spectacular successes and two failures. He founded the sports retailer Allsports and achieved turnover of £180 million before a vicious price war meant decline, administration in 2005 and a sell-off to rival JD Sports.

It took Richard Shonn, managing director of 151 Products, three years to find a warehouse big enough for his requirements.