Category: Business

The Federal Government Is Changing Its Tax Forms…Again

If you haven’t already switched over to using tax software to fulfill your financial obligations to the goverment, this might be the year to do it. Why now? Because the IRS is changing its forms…again. You could bother to learn the ins and outs of the new forms, or you could let the software do it behind the scenes for you. We detail the changes below so that you can decide for yourself.

As you may recall, the IRS made serious changes to its 2018 income tax forms. The 1040A and 1040EZ were discontinued, replaced by a new

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Autumn Statement doesn’t inspire confidence in growth, says Telford business
Bridge Cheese

Telford food processor Bridge Cheese has seen sales rises by £10m in the last year, despite ongoing challenges such as labour shortages.

The Stafford Park-based company supplies cheese products to food wholesalers and retailers across the UK.

And managing director Michael Harte said: “We want to push forward.

“We have recently increased our production facility in Telford with the addition of a second line, but we need action around people, skills and exports just as much as fiscal measures.

Michael Harte

“We are planning for 2023/24 and today’s statement focused on tax increases to plug holes and not

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Calls to publish report into major fire at Chirk Kronospan factory almost three years on
Firefighters at the Kronospan fire. Picture: Paul McNulty.

Llyr Gruffydd said the delay in releasing the investigation was causing unease in the Chirk community.

The fire happened in January 2020 when wood in the factory yard caught fire. Fire crews spent 12 hours battling to extinguish the flames having been called in the early hours. Smoke and flames could be seen for miles and local residents were told to stay indoors as a result.

A report into the fire was delayed because of the Covid pandemic but Mr Gruffydd said that can no longer be given as the reason.


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Cisco Webex Gains Voice Assistant Tech Through Voicea Acquisition

Cisco Webex yesterday announced its intent to acquire Voicea, the company that created the Enterprise Voice Assistant (EVA). Designed for meetings and conferences, EVA can listen in on a meeting or call, take notes, and set reminders so that participants can spend less energy on note taking and more on concentrating on the discussion. EVA can also track meeting assignments and produce actionable results from spoken meeting notes. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of Cisco’s fiscal year 2020, subject to customary closing conditions and required regulatory approvals.

Bringing Voicea’s artificial intelligence (AI), real-time transcription, and

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Trees in city hosting World Cup final get finishing touches from Shropshire firm
The man made city in Qatar

Jones of Oswestry manufactured almost 50 special recessed tree surrounds for the Seef Lusail Public Realm in Qatar.

Situated north of Doha, on a series of man-made islands, the city of the future is one of the largest projects currently being undertaken around the world, being built to accommodate 200,000 residents and 170,000 employees as well as 80,000 visitors eventually reaching an estimated capacity of 450,000 people.

It is also home to the Lusail Football Stadium which will hos the 2022 World Cup final.

The Arborslot recessed tree surrounds now in the city allow

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