Online HMRC forum launched to give small business owners direct tax advice A new online HMRC forum has been officially made live, offering company owners a place to ask questions relating to every stage of starting and growing a company __________________________________________________________________________________ May said that the same rights people have offline should be protected online, and that the internet should remain free, open and accessible. She also called for people’s personal data to be respected and used appropriately, and that protection measures be in place to help keep people safe online, especially children. underpinning all of this is our determination to make the UK a world leader in innovation-friendly regulation, the prime minister added. regulation that will make the UK the best place to start and grow a digital business but also the safest place to be online. The government will work alongside businesses and organisations in the third sector to develop and update the digital charter. Julian David, the CEO at techUK, a representative body for tech sector businesses, said that there remained a lot to be achieved by working with the government to solve shared digital problems. He added: Rapid and effective progress will depend upon genuine and open dialogue. We have to ensure that proposed solutions are practical and deliverable and never lose sight of the twin objectives to have the world’s safest and most successful digital economy Welcoming the digital charter, CEO at digital think tank Doteveryone, Rachel Coldicutt, said that it was good to see the government recognising a need to make digital technology more responsible, fair and inclusive. this is an important opportunity for a public debate on how we shape our digital society, she added. Regulation of digital technologies must be not only good for business, but good for everyone. Commenting on the launch of the digital charter, the digital, culture, media and sport secretary, Matt Hancock, said that the UK would continue to be an innovation friendly digital economy? as well as a haven for tech investment. He added: The internet is a powerful force for good with the potential to benefit everyone’s lives. But there are clear challenges and we need to protect people from the potential harms. Our digital charter responds to this challenge. Read more:?Four re-booted business resolutions to keep for the rest 2018
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