If You’re Planning to Travel for Thanksgiving, Read This Twitter Thread

Photo: Boston Globe / Contributor (Getty Images)Despite the accelerating pace of the COVID-19 pandemic across the United States, millions of people are traveling this week to see their families for Thanksgiving. Gatherings will continue as planned, as if the Centers for Disease Control hadn’t issued a warning against traveling for the holiday. With the masses…Continue Reading

Planning Christmas lunch? Here’s everything you need to know to support Aussie producers

Australia’s supply of popular Christmas foods is plentiful heading into the holiday season as disruptions to the food sector caused by the pandemic ease.The nation’s horticulture, livestock and seafood industries are predicting record demand this Christmas as international travel restrictions keep would-be travellers at home and many others return from living abroad.Food producers hope the…Continue Reading

Make Tax Planning a Part of Your Company’s Risk Management Strategy

Companies face a taxpaying dilemma: Paying less means higher earnings and a higher value for shareholders, but overly aggressive tax minimization strategies can lead to fines, public scrutiny, and/or reputational damage. Research finds that companies that incorporate their tax-planning decisions into their overall enterprise risk management are better able to find that balance of risk and…Continue Reading

IT Succession Planning: The Topic Nobody Wants to Talk About

What are the challenges for when it comes to succession planning, and what can IT leaders do to overcome them?Having spent over 20 years in the C-suite, I’ve observed a natural dislike for succession planning. Companies don’t like to talk about it because it’s a “dark” topic that focuses on replacing people. Second, succession planning…Continue Reading

DWP planning laws to spy on Universal Credit claimants’ bank accounts

The government is planning to spy on Universal Credit claimant bank accounts in a “Big Brother”-style scheme to root out fraud, according to reports.The Daily Mirror says that the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is proposing new laws “to snoop” on banking data in order to enforce the cap on savings for claiming the payments and reduce…Continue Reading

Is humanity doomed because we can’t plan for the long term Three experts discuss

While the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are still unclear, it is certain that they are a profound shock to the systems underpinning contemporary life. The World Bank estimates that global growth will contract by between 5% and 8% globally in 2020, and that COVID-19 will push between 71-100 million into extremeContinue Reading

Government planning temporary stamp duty exemption – reports

The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. The government is set to introduce a temporary exemption on stamp duty for homes at the lower end of the housing market, according to reports. Rishi Sunak is planning to raise the threshold at which homebuyers…Continue Reading