SMEs urged to form new health care marketplace worth £500m

The Government is encouraging SMEs to supply to the public sector via a new £500 marketplace for health and social care providers.

NHS Digital and Crown Commercial Service has created a new Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to provide consumers access to companies that supply Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) services. The DPS is now live, and will continue to grow as suppliers join throughout the term.

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Tech companies offered £2m to develop new app for tenants

Tech companies are being invited to take part in a £2m competition to develop applications that help people who rent their homes to boost their credit scores, access credit and get on the housing ladder.

The Treasury is running a competition for entrepreneurs who can develop an application that will enable Britain’s 11 million tenants to record and share their rent payment data, helping to improve their credit scores and their chances of getting a mortgage.

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Restaurant director disqualified for lack of accounting records

A restaurant manager has been disqualified from acting as a company director for seven years after failing to provide proper accounting records for his business.

Mr Ajaz Manan Din Mir was a registered director of Emerald City Ltd, which traded as Anokha Indian Bar and Restaurant in Burgon Street, London.

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Only a person, not a computer, can fine you for late tax return

As the world becomes more automated we’ve become used to computer generated messages affecting our lives and businesses.

They can only go so far, however. Computers can’t automatically fine you for filing a late tax return.

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Bluefin Insurance Services fined £4m for misleading customers

Bluefin Insurance Services have been fined £4m for misleading customers about its independence when offering advice.

An investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority found that it had inadequate systems and controls, and failed to provide information about its independence in a way that was clear, fair and not misleading.

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