CCS Supplier Engagements

 

BT Reopens 10 Year Old Case – Demands HMRC Repay Millions

Broadband ISP and media giant BT appears to have successfully lifted a stay against a decade old restitution suit in the UK High Court for Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds, which originally claimed that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) owed them £91.8 million plus interest in overpaid tax.

The situation began in early 2009 after BT wrote to HMRC making a claim for hitherto unclaimed VAT on “bad debt relief” for the period 1st January 1978 to 31st March 1989, which arose because BT had accounted for the standard rate of VAT on its supplies to customers but, in some cases, those customers had failed to pay the operator (either in part or at all) for its supplies.

Post expires at 9:17pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Budget and COVID-19: The UK perspective within the local government.

Amidst the whirlwind scenario of the COVID-19 epidemic, the UK Government has finalized its yearly budget for 2020-2021, outlining the capital allocated to each area of the public sector. For Local government, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) announced an increase in core spending power for Local authorities of 4.4% in real terms, reaching a total of £49.2 billion.

The increase is higher than previous years (i.e. 2.8% from 2018-2019) and comes at a challenging time for the UK Public Sector, who will need to balance expenditures moving forward and put in place several policies during the COVID-19 pandemic to guarantee British citizens with housing, minimum income in case of job cuts, and normal functioning of local boroughs with possibly reduced staff due to quarantines. With the new circumstances, extra grants for most of the areas within the public sector may be introduced by central government to mitigate the crisis.

Post expires at 9:15pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

DCMS leads fight to counter fake coronavirus information on internet

The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) said that specialist teams across the government have been deployed for taking on false and misleading narratives regarding the prevailing novel coronavirus outbreak.

The teams are said to be working at pace to make sure that the public has the right information about the pandemic to guard themselves and save lives, said the department.

According to the DCMS, the Rapid Response Unit, which is operating from within the Cabinet Office and No10, is handling a variety of harmful narratives online. The harmful narratives range from self-claimed ‘experts’ giving dangerous misinformation to criminal fraudsters who have been running phishing scams.

Post expires at 9:07pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Huawei propose internet protocol with a built-in killswitch

New IP sounds good in some ways, but might help authoritarian crackdowns.
China, Huawei and Chinese carriers want to redesign a key aspect of the internet — and while there may be some upsides, their ideas have raised some alarm bells. The Financial Times understands that the group has proposed a new internet protocol at the ITU, New IP, that theoretically offers more efficient addressing and network management than the existing TCP/IP standard but also appears to have hooks that allow authoritarian regimes to censor and surveil their residents. Most notably, there would be a “shut up command” that would let a central part of the network cut off data going to or from an address. As you might guess, that could be handy if China wanted to silence an activist without resorting to extra tools.

Post expires at 9:00pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Beware the dangers of using consumer apps

Many people will be turning to consumer applications right now in order to continue their working lives. Although there are some fantastic, and free, tools out there for people to use there are many dangers businesses need to be aware of in the long term. We asked our vendor audience what those dangers are.

Post expires at 8:54pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

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BT Reopens 10 Year Old Case – Demands HMRC Repay Millions

Broadband ISP and media giant BT appears to have successfully lifted a stay against a decade old restitution suit in the UK High Court for Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds, which originally claimed that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) owed them £91.8 million plus interest in overpaid tax.

The situation began in early 2009 after BT wrote to HMRC making a claim for hitherto unclaimed VAT on “bad debt relief” for the period 1st January 1978 to 31st March 1989, which arose because BT had accounted for the standard rate of VAT on its supplies to customers but, in some cases, those customers had failed to pay the operator (either in part or at all) for its supplies.

Post expires at 9:17pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Budget and COVID-19: The UK perspective within the local government.

Amidst the whirlwind scenario of the COVID-19 epidemic, the UK Government has finalized its yearly budget for 2020-2021, outlining the capital allocated to each area of the public sector. For Local government, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) announced an increase in core spending power for Local authorities of 4.4% in real terms, reaching a total of £49.2 billion.

The increase is higher than previous years (i.e. 2.8% from 2018-2019) and comes at a challenging time for the UK Public Sector, who will need to balance expenditures moving forward and put in place several policies during the COVID-19 pandemic to guarantee British citizens with housing, minimum income in case of job cuts, and normal functioning of local boroughs with possibly reduced staff due to quarantines. With the new circumstances, extra grants for most of the areas within the public sector may be introduced by central government to mitigate the crisis.

Post expires at 9:15pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

DCMS leads fight to counter fake coronavirus information on internet

The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) said that specialist teams across the government have been deployed for taking on false and misleading narratives regarding the prevailing novel coronavirus outbreak.

The teams are said to be working at pace to make sure that the public has the right information about the pandemic to guard themselves and save lives, said the department.

According to the DCMS, the Rapid Response Unit, which is operating from within the Cabinet Office and No10, is handling a variety of harmful narratives online. The harmful narratives range from self-claimed ‘experts’ giving dangerous misinformation to criminal fraudsters who have been running phishing scams.

Post expires at 9:07pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Huawei propose internet protocol with a built-in killswitch

New IP sounds good in some ways, but might help authoritarian crackdowns.
China, Huawei and Chinese carriers want to redesign a key aspect of the internet — and while there may be some upsides, their ideas have raised some alarm bells. The Financial Times understands that the group has proposed a new internet protocol at the ITU, New IP, that theoretically offers more efficient addressing and network management than the existing TCP/IP standard but also appears to have hooks that allow authoritarian regimes to censor and surveil their residents. Most notably, there would be a “shut up command” that would let a central part of the network cut off data going to or from an address. As you might guess, that could be handy if China wanted to silence an activist without resorting to extra tools.

Post expires at 9:00pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Beware the dangers of using consumer apps

Many people will be turning to consumer applications right now in order to continue their working lives. Although there are some fantastic, and free, tools out there for people to use there are many dangers businesses need to be aware of in the long term. We asked our vendor audience what those dangers are.

Post expires at 8:54pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Innopsis Terms Review

 

BT Reopens 10 Year Old Case – Demands HMRC Repay Millions

Broadband ISP and media giant BT appears to have successfully lifted a stay against a decade old restitution suit in the UK High Court for Value Added Tax (VAT) refunds, which originally claimed that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) owed them £91.8 million plus interest in overpaid tax.

The situation began in early 2009 after BT wrote to HMRC making a claim for hitherto unclaimed VAT on “bad debt relief” for the period 1st January 1978 to 31st March 1989, which arose because BT had accounted for the standard rate of VAT on its supplies to customers but, in some cases, those customers had failed to pay the operator (either in part or at all) for its supplies.

Post expires at 9:17pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Budget and COVID-19: The UK perspective within the local government.

Amidst the whirlwind scenario of the COVID-19 epidemic, the UK Government has finalized its yearly budget for 2020-2021, outlining the capital allocated to each area of the public sector. For Local government, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP on behalf of the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) announced an increase in core spending power for Local authorities of 4.4% in real terms, reaching a total of £49.2 billion.

The increase is higher than previous years (i.e. 2.8% from 2018-2019) and comes at a challenging time for the UK Public Sector, who will need to balance expenditures moving forward and put in place several policies during the COVID-19 pandemic to guarantee British citizens with housing, minimum income in case of job cuts, and normal functioning of local boroughs with possibly reduced staff due to quarantines. With the new circumstances, extra grants for most of the areas within the public sector may be introduced by central government to mitigate the crisis.

Post expires at 9:15pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

DCMS leads fight to counter fake coronavirus information on internet

The UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) said that specialist teams across the government have been deployed for taking on false and misleading narratives regarding the prevailing novel coronavirus outbreak.

The teams are said to be working at pace to make sure that the public has the right information about the pandemic to guard themselves and save lives, said the department.

According to the DCMS, the Rapid Response Unit, which is operating from within the Cabinet Office and No10, is handling a variety of harmful narratives online. The harmful narratives range from self-claimed ‘experts’ giving dangerous misinformation to criminal fraudsters who have been running phishing scams.

Post expires at 9:07pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Huawei propose internet protocol with a built-in killswitch

New IP sounds good in some ways, but might help authoritarian crackdowns.
China, Huawei and Chinese carriers want to redesign a key aspect of the internet — and while there may be some upsides, their ideas have raised some alarm bells. The Financial Times understands that the group has proposed a new internet protocol at the ITU, New IP, that theoretically offers more efficient addressing and network management than the existing TCP/IP standard but also appears to have hooks that allow authoritarian regimes to censor and surveil their residents. Most notably, there would be a “shut up command” that would let a central part of the network cut off data going to or from an address. As you might guess, that could be handy if China wanted to silence an activist without resorting to extra tools.

Post expires at 9:00pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020

Beware the dangers of using consumer apps

Many people will be turning to consumer applications right now in order to continue their working lives. Although there are some fantastic, and free, tools out there for people to use there are many dangers businesses need to be aware of in the long term. We asked our vendor audience what those dangers are.

Post expires at 8:54pm on Wednesday September 30th, 2020