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The AccountingWEB Newswire - Issue 664
11 February 2005
https://www.accountingweb.co.uk
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1. How Basel II will affect lending to SMEs
2. Restaurants could reclaim 'millions' in overpaid NICs
3. CBI alarmed by EU redundancy proposals
4. Practice Tip: How good are your people?
5. Born Dull?! goes looking for instant love
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Editor's Note
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Have you heard of Basel II? If not, perhaps it is time you took
some notice. Our business editor, Tom Blass, went along to a
Forum of Private Business seminar at the House of Commons this
week and discovered some people who were quite agitated about
the affects of the new banking standard for reporting and
managing operational risk.

In short, the requirement for banks to be more alert to their
clients' creditworthiness will mean that customers with lower
ratings will have to pay more interest than they do at present.
This is one of those increasingly common episodes where
arcane technical documents have a major impact on the workings
of ordinary businesses. Start your Basel II education here:
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Regards,
John Stokdyk
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Restaurants could reclaim 'millions' in overpaid NICs
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New Revenue guidance indicates a softer stance on restaurant
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CBI alarmed by EU redundancy proposals
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The CBI is worried that redundancy law reforms will restrict the
ability of businesses to restructure and lay off staff.
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Practice Tip: How good are your people?
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that match their personalities, how will they make you money?
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Born Dull?! goes looking for instant love
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