Rip-off premium rate phone lines and hidden online charges to be ditched in consumer rights crackdownSubmitted by justadmin on Sun, 08/19/2012 - 19:16
Rip-off premium rate phone lines and hidden online charges to be ditched in consumer rights crackdown - The Government is setting out plans to help ensure that costs and contract details are made clear, so that consumers are not caught out by hidden charges. [Daily Mail]
Italy’s “in a state of war against tax evasion”. HMRC just deny there’s an issue - As the Observer note, Italian PM Mario Monti said ”We are in a state of war against tax evasion” on Friday.
UN concerned over forced displacement of Palestinians by Israeli authorities - A United Nations official today expressed serious concern over the more than 1,000 Palestinians living in the southern Hebron Hills region who have been forced to leave their houses after Israeli authorities designated the area as a fire zone for military training. [UN]
Re-opening of offshore detention camps in Australia could lead to rights violations - UN - A senior United Nations official today warned that the re-opening of offshore detention centres for migrants and asylum-seekers arriving in Australia by sea could result in violations of human rights, and called on its Government to rethink the countrys asylum and migration policy. [UN]
If 20 people stole £750 million from HMRC why is no banker facing jail for handling their stolen money?Submitted by justadmin on Sat, 08/18/2012 - 14:35
If 20 people stole £750 million from HMRC why is no banker facing jail for handling their stolen money? - I’m on the World Service at 5.30 discussing HMRC’s “most wanted list”.
AUDIO: 'New broom' needed on bank regulation - MPs on the Treasury Select Committee have demanded wide-ranging changes in the wake of the Libor rate-fixing scandal.