China’s richest man worth £24.4billion says employees should work 12-hour days, 6 days a week

CHINA’S richest man worth £24.4billion says employees should work 12-hour days, 6 days a week. Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma was passionately defending the gruelling hours that have become the norm in the country’s tech and internet industry. The 996 routine refers to working 9am to 9pm, 6 days a week. Speaking at an internal event on Thursday, Ma described the schedule as a “huge blessing that many companies and employees do not have the opportunity to have”. “If you do not do 996 when you are young,…

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Fort Smith sales tax revenue up more than 15% through July report

  Fort Smith’s sales tax revenue had another strong month with revenue 9% higher than this time last year. The city’s share of the Sebastian County sales tax brought $1.79 million to the city’s coffers in July, 9.77% higher than the $1.63 million in July 2020, according the city’s July’s sales tax report. Numbers in July’s report reflect June transactions. In the 2021 budget, the city budgeted $1.63 million, the same amount the sales tax generated in June 2020, so the revenue is up 9.77% from the budget. In the…

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There’s a helping hand available for small businesses navigating the new Making Tax Digital regulations

IF you’re one of The Sun’s army of small business owners, you might well be aware of the government’s new Making Tax Digital (MTD) legislation. From April 1 this year, more than a million VAT-registered businesses have had to keep digital records and will have to file tax digitally to HMRC. Spreading the word: Sarah Beeny and accounting expert Bobby Lane have travelled Britain helping small businesses get to grips with Making Tax Digital The changes might seem daunting, but accounting software expert QuickBooks has been busy helping small business…

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Cadbury’s grandson blasts chocolate firm after it pays ZERO corporation tax despite making £185m profit in UK

CADBURY’S grandson has blasted the chocolate firm after claims it paid ZERO corporation tax despite making £185million profit in UK last year. American owner Mondelez UK Ltd, which sells favourites such as Flake, Boost and Crunchie bars, offset its profits to avoid a potential £35million tax bill, according to the Daily Mirror. James Cadbury has blasted the chocolate firm after it reports it pays zero corporation tax despite making £185m profit in UK Now James Cadbury – great-great-great-grandson of founder John Cadbury – has blasted the company for “playing the system”. He told The…

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Ocado to deliver Marks & Spencer food as part of £750million home delivery deal

Marks & Spencer branch

ONLINE grocer Ocado is to start delivering Marks & Spencer food in a new £750million deal announced this morning. M&S has previously not offered customers a home delivery option but the new service will be available from September 2020 at the latest. Ocado is to start delivering M&S food in a new home delivery deal The deal could result in lower prices for customers and the possibility of Ocado-branded products being sold in M&S stores, according to the retailer. It brings an end to Ocado’s long-running partnership with Waitrose, which…

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Consider a nanny career as childcare jobs up as parents look for help

ARE you practically perfect in every way? Then consider a career as a nanny. Mary Poppins Returns sees the iconic movie nanny make her screen comeback later this month — just as careers in childcare are booming. The return of Mary Poppins to the big screen is happening during a spike in parents seeking nannies Search site yoopies.co.uk reports a 25 per cent increase in families who are looking for a nanny. And unlike many other childcare careers, professional nannies can command high rates of pay. The average hourly rate…

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