The closure of a tax loophole has hit profits at online birthday and Christmas cards retailer Moonpig.
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Monday 12 October 2009
This column has been quick to point to the shortcomings of the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) in recent months, specifically when those groups that depend on investor funding for projects faced a hiatus of liquidity at the height of the credit crisis. In most cases, those groups had been attracted to Aim after promises of easy funding and plenty of supportive investors, most of whom did a runner when the likes of RBS started to wobble.
Wednesday 07 October 2009
Three Sundays ago Heather Watson was celebrating her victory in the final of the US Open junior tournament, the first British girl ever to win the New York title. Today the 17-year-old from Guernsey faces a very different challenge when she plays her first match in the Aegon Pro-Series event in the north Devon town of Barnstaple.
Saturday 19 September 2009
Q. I want to thank you for advising us to go to the Financial Ombudsman Service to complain about the rejection of our insurance claim (Questions of Cash, 14 February 2009). As a result, we are being paid £490 compensation. FR, Derbyshire.
Sunday 02 August 2009
Resolution, the investment vehicle run by entrepreneur Clive Cowdery, could reach agreement with Friends Provident's board over a takeover of the insurer as early as this week. However, it may face difficulties if it tries to buy the insurance assets of the state-supported Lloyds Banking Group.
Saturday 25 July 2009
Summer secrets: In the second part of our seasonal celebration, Mark Hix serves up mouth-watering main courses and puddings
Saturday 25 July 2009
To celebrate my recent award at the Guild of Food Writers – I was lucky enough to win Cookery Book of the Year, for my book, British Seasonal Food – we are this week publishing some delicious summer main courses and puddings.
Saturday 18 July 2009
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Saturday 04 July 2009
Saturday 28 March 2009
Sunday 22 March 2009
Popping over to a Channel Island will require travel insurance to cover medical costs, after the decision was made to end the current mutual healthcare agreement on 1 April.
Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Duncan Bannatyne, entrepreneur and 'Dragons' Den' panellist
Thursday 19 March 2009
Sunday 15 March 2009
A new information-exchange agreement has been put in place between Jersey and the UK as part of an effort to crack down on offshore tax evaders. The agreement, signed last week, in effect means that HM Revenue and Customs can go direct to the Jersey tax authorities for information on accounts in trusts and Jersey-based subsidiaries of UK companies.
Friday 06 March 2009
In 1682, a bizarre amendment was added to an inscription on the Monument of the Great Fire of London: "Popish frenzy, which wrought such horrors, is not yet quenched." A major reason for the protracted anti-Catholicism in England is Foxe's Book of Martyrs, described by its editor as a work exerting "a greater influence upon the consciousness of early modern England... than any other [aside from the Bible and the Common Prayer".
Saturday 21 February 2009
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
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