Do you know who has your data?

Do you know who has your data?

Whilst reading the latest Database Marketing magazine I came across a piece:  O2’s parent company – Telefonica – is planning to sell your mobile information to the highest bidder (or maybe any bidder).  Is this something to be concerned about as a consumer or is this the start of you thinking about who else has data on you and what are they doing with it?

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Microsoft Excel – HMRC CIS how to record payments and aid reporting

Microsoft Excel – HMRC CIS how to record payments and aid reporting

I have a number of clients that need me to speed up their administrative tasks.  Now this may seem rather dull to some consultants, who much prefer writing use cases and looking into data, however I find that showing people how things can be done easier (Business Process Improvement) is fantastically rewarding.

In the UK’s construction industry scheme we have a method of paying subcontractors and short term employees.  The way it works is that you have a sub-contractor (who has already registered himself with HMRC) and we take their UTR (unique tax reference) their national insurance and then deduct 20% or 30% from their pay.  This deduction gets sent to HMRC each month.  So in fact main contracts managers become little tax collectors.

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