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Record number of tax refund scam emails reported
Thursday, 15 October 2009

A record 83,000 scam emails offering fake tax refunds were reported to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in September. The online attacks, known as ‘phishing’, have continued this month, with an unprecedented 10,000 reports of the fraud made to HMRC on one day alone. 

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Creditsafe completes website redevelopment
Thursday, 15 October 2009

Creditsafe, the business intelligence experts, has today announced the completion of its £500,000 website redevelopment, which with improved functionality and data gives its customers a radically enhanced experience while retaining the system’s renowned intuitive easy to use interface. 

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Flexibility and agility 'required to succeed post-credit crunch'
Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Speaking at the ICAEW’s Finance Director’s conference, Rodger Hill, Head of Financial Management at KPMG said:

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UK recovery still fragile, though unemployment rises are slowing
Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Commenting on the labour market figures published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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Unemployment rate rises to 7.9% for 3 months to August
Wednesday, 14 October 2009

According to new figures just issued by the Office for National Statistics, the employment rate and the number of people in employment have fallen. The number of vacancies is unchanged.

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London Metropolitan Business School and Risk Specialists collaborate to produce risk solutions
Tuesday, 13 October 2009

The recent financial crisis has weakened the UK economy and left shareholders and the public unsure of what actions are necessary to avoid worsening the downturn. Suddenly people are demanding more reliable measuring and reporting of the risks that organisations take in order to justify their salaries and bonuses.

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Business failures drop quarter on quarter across the UK for the first time for over a year
Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Leading business information provider, Equifax, has released its Business Failures Report for the third quarter of 2009.  Although year on year, there are still increases in failures in most sectors and regions of the UK, the number of businesses going under in Quarter 3 has dropped in every part of the country and every business sector compared to Quarter 2.

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Recession raises fear of identity theft
Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Lloyds TSB has launched a campaign to raise awareness of ID theft, providing a range of advice on how to protect your identity.

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FSA action highlights continuing employee fraud issues
Monday, 12 October 2009

Following the news that Seymour Pierce has been fined £154,000 by the UK's Financial Services Authority (FSA) for failing to prevent an employee stealing from the stockbroker and its clients, Actimize believes that the FSA's action highlights not only the need to monitor employees for evidence of fraudulent behaviour, but also the feasibility of such a program today.

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97% of employees doubt businesses' ability to protect their customers from identity fraud
Monday, 12 October 2009

National Identity Fraud Prevention Week, the major annual awareness drive, begins today – and this year, campaign partners from across the public-private sector divide have come together to warn Britain’s businesses of the risk identity fraud poses to them, their employees, their customers and their suppliers.

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HM Treasury announces call for evidence, to inform Review of Money Laundering Regulations 2007
Friday, 09 October 2009

HM Treasury has today published a call for evidence on the Money Laundering Regulations 2007 and of the UK’s anti-money laundering policies and procedures under them. The Call is designed to help inform a review of the Regulations, and look at how effective and proportionate the UK’s anti-money laundering rules are.

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