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ORECon buoyed up for success

ORECon buoyed up for successIn September 2007, the UK government gave planning approval for the world's first large-scale wave farm off the coast of Cornwall in south west England. The government's £28 million groundbreaking renewable energy project aims to site a Wave Hub off the coast of south west England...
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Cyber warfare

Cyber warfare - a new communication tool for British UnionsAs well as holding demonstrations at nine Marks & Spencer sites across Britain, Unite*, a private sector union, plans to use 'cyber-warfare' in its 'Look behind the Label' campaign. This campaign is against Marks & Spencer over workers' rights. From 27...
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Is the Business Cycle Moving Towards Recession?

Is the Business Cycle Moving Towards Recession?One of the world's top investment banks, Morgan Stanley, believes Britain could be on the verge of its first recession for 16 years. (Daily Mail, 25 October 2007)House prices are already falling and the BoE (Bank of England) highlights in its Financial Stability Report...
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"Big Four" Supermarkets face forced land sell-offs

"Big Four" Supermarkets face forced land sell-offsThe Competition Commission watchdog has published its provisional report following an 18 month probe into supermarkets. One of its findings is that supermarkets buy land to block rivals. The Commission set out plans that could result in the"big four" grocers (Tesco, Asda, Sainsbury and...
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Gates predicts demise of keyboard and mouse

Gates predicts demise of keyboard and mouseIn a keynote address in Las Vegas at the annual Consumer Electronics Show, Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft Corp predicted the demise of the computer keyboard and mouse, with touch, vision and speech interfaces becoming increasingly important.(BBC News, 7 January 2007)Gates said: 'We're...
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A taxing time for tax evaders!

A taxing time for tax evaders!Within the UK, public expenditure is largely financed through taxation. Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) collects most taxes. Anyone caught evading tax faces fines of up to 100% of the money owed to the Revenue. In addition, where deliberate deception is proved, a jail...
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A pizza good luck for Dominos

A pizza good luck for DominosThere are various external influences which can affect businesses, such as the downturn in national or world economies and the rising inflation being experienced at the present time. However, what is an ill effect for many companies has had a beneficial effect for Domino's Pizza...
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Reckitt Benckiser cuts the mustard

Reckitt Benckiser cuts the mustardReckitt Benckiser was formed in 1999 from the merger of Britain's Reckitt & Colman (famous for its mustard) and Benckiser of the Netherlands and has proved very successful. Profits have almost doubled in the past four years and the share price more than quadrupled since the...
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The importance of high quality standards

The importance of high quality standardsFor many state schools, the cost of applying for a re-grade, where students' exam results are below what was expected, is too high. Eton College has produced a dossier of incidents where its pupils were given unreliable marks and believes its findings may be the...
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A taxing situation for Art

A taxing situation for ArtFrom 5th April 2008, non-domiciled residents who have resided in Britain for seven years must pay an annual fee of £30,000 if they want to be exempt from tax on their offshore income and gains. They will also lose their personal allowances for income tax and...
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