Any Answers answered: Internet and computer policy at work. By Nichola Ross Martin

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Businesses are increasingly drawn to broadband (see our AccountingWEB members broadband survey) because it is so much faster than a dial-up connection. Employers increasingly provide broadband services for employees who are working at home under flexible working arrangements or by necessity. Broadband is always on and this causes problems for some employers as a recent posting to Any Answers illustrates.

Following the withdrawal of the home computing initiative on 5th April 2006, there was concern as to whether employees would be taxed on private use of employers' computers if they used them at home, at work for email or playing games at lunch time. The same applies to private use of broadband services provided by employers. There has also been much debate on AccountingWEB as to whet...

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