Business and Other Briefings

HMRCHM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is issuing an urgent reminder to employersfile your employer annual return online by the 19 May deadline, or you could face a penalty.
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HSE: Businesses will still be able to notify fatal & major incidents and injuries by phone following changes to reporting arrangements, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has confirmed. From 12 September 2011, all other reportable work-related injuries & incidents under RIDDOR (the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995) will move to a predominantly online system, with a suite of 7 forms available on HSE's website to make the statutory reporting process quick & easy.
Press release & links
ICO: Advice on how UK businesses & organisations can comply with a new EU law on the use of cookies technology has been published by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).  The law, which will come into force on 26 May 2011, comes from an amendment to the EU’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive – See ‘Guidance Notes & Best Practice Guides’ section for more information.
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