The government’s decision to create a webmaster general has sparked fears that Whitehall is creating a tangled web of e-ministers. However, Ian McCartney, minister of state at the Cabinet Office, has already been appointed to be responsible for putting government online, Patricia Hewitt, small business minister, looks after e-commerce, while civil servant Alex Allan – who reports directly to the Prime Minister and Hewitt, was appointed last year. The webmaster will report to Allan and manage the content of the government’s UK online portal.
New growth opportunities in Aberdeen, North East Scotland, are being invested in by Grant Thornton
If businesses do not take cyber security seriously in their business planning regulators may do it for them, the ICAEW has warned
The Financial Reporting Council has issued guidance regarding the annual reporting of 1,200 large and smaller listed companies. The letter highlighted the key issues and improvements that can be made in the 2016 reporting season
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