Consumers should take advantage of new rights aimed at protecting them and encouraging lenders to act more responsibly, as today 1st February the EU Consumer Credit Directive came into force.
Record numbers of people sent their Self Assessment tax returns online this year, HM Revenue & Customs revealed today. This represents an increase of just over 7% on the 2010 total.
Local authorities will be given greater control over how their roads appear on maps and satnav systems – helping them to better direct traffic – under bureaucracy-cutting proposals set out today by Local and Regional Transport Minister Norman Baker.
In line with Government moves to make the financial dealings of local authorities transparent, the Isle of Wight Council has published online details of every transaction of over £500 it has made in the last full financial year.
David Ball, Chairman of the Island Games Association (IW) responsible for hosting the NatWest Island Games on the Isle of Wight next year is keen to stress that the Games are safe and will be going ahead as planned next year.
Are you looking for that unusual Christmas gift, or something which you can send to your Auntie? Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance has just the thing for you, as their On-Line Store is now live.
The word from Get Safe Online Week 2010 is… Organised Gangs Deceive Web Users into downloading malicious ‘anti-virus software’ Research released indicates that almost 1 in 4 UK adult web users have been approached by someone claiming to be from an IT helpdesk offering to check their computers for viruses.
An ingenious new campaign called Fix the Web was launched earlier this month to tackle the problem of inaccessible websites on a massive scale. Fix the Web is an initiative of Citizens Online, a national charity that campaigns for internet access for all.