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The Benefits of Personal Development

All Articles, News & Views, Running a Business // January 14, 2014

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Ask people what the term “personal development” means to them and most will answer in relation to their career or employment development. Only when you ask for further examples might they start to talk about developing personal relationships. In truth the term applies to anything that will enrich your life, financially or otherwise; bring you […]

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How To Succeed With a Home Business

All Articles, Business Management, Running a Business, Starting a Business // December 14, 2013

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Most people think that working from home is easy. They can roll out of bed whenever they want and don’t have to worry about getting ready to catch the bus or drive for miles to some office or other. They can just work when they feel like it and be around for their children. Well […]

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Isle of Man Gets Top Rating from OECD

All Articles, Doing Business Offshore, International Taxation, Offshore Tax Planning, Taxation // November 27, 2013

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The Isle of Man has been awarded the top ‘Compliant’ rating by the global body reviewing tax transparency around the world. The OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has just published ratings for the 50 countries reviewed to date and the Isle of […]

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What is a Tax Haven?

All Articles, Doing Business Offshore, International Taxation, Offshore Tax Planning, Taxation // November 26, 2013

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According to many a tax haven is a jurisdiction (a state, country or territory) where one or more type of tax is levied at a low rate or not at all. Others have suggested that any country which modifies its tax laws to attract foreign capital could be considered a tax haven. On that basis […]

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Interns are Entitled to the Minimum Wage

All Articles, Business Law, Business Management, Running a Business // September 25, 2013

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Recently there has been a lot of negative comment in the press regarding the use of interns in the City of London and elsewhere. Generally, an internship consists of an exchange of services for experience between the intern and an organisation. Interns can use an internship to determine if they have an interest in a […]

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23 August 1973: The Origin of “the Stockholm Syndrome”

All Articles, Historic Events, News & Views // August 23, 2013

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Most people know the phrase “Stockholm Syndrome” from the numerous high-profile kidnapping and hostage cases – usually involving women – in which it has been cited. The term is probably most associated with Patty Hearst, the Californian newspaper heiress who was kidnapped by revolutionary militants in 1974. She appeared to develop sympathy with her captors […]

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