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Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Austria’s leading gambling trade group has called for an end to Casinos Austria’s monopoly in light of the political scandal currently engulfing the operator. 22nd November 2019 | By contenteditor Regions: Europe Western Europe Austria Email Address Casino & games Topics: Casino & games Austria’s leading gambling trade group has called for an end to Casinos Austria’s monopoly in light of the political scandal currently engulfing the operator.The Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling (OVWG) has spoken out in response to the developing investigation into the relationship between Casinos Austria, its chief finance officer Peter Sidlo (pictured), who is also a Freedom Party of Austria (FPO) district councillor in Vienna, and shareholder in Novomatic.It has been claimed that Sidlo’s appointment was linked to licence awards in Vienna. Sidlo and Novomatic deny any wrongdoing.Last week, Economic and Corruption Prosecutor’s Office (WKStA) officers carried out further raids as part of their investigation following on from initial searches back in August.In a statement, OVWG, which represents online gambling and sports betting providers, said: “The developments of the past few days have shown one thing: Austria urgently needs to rethink its monopoly on gambling.“On the one hand, this concerns the multiple function of the Federal Minister of Finance as the supervisory authority, licensing body and co-owner. On the other hand, it is an unjustifiable fact that there is only one national online gambling license, which also raises significant concerns about its compliance with EU law.”Sidlo’s appointment to his position with Casinos Austria in May was met by some consternation with some suggesting he did not have the required experience for the chief finance officer role. After an investigation was launched into the appointment and the licence awards, he was suspended in September.Casinos Austria has had a monopoly on casino operations in Austria since 2016, when three other operators had their licences revoked.In its statement, OVWG highlighted Denmark as the blueprint for a successful regulatory regime, offering player protection for customers, legal security for companies and comprehensive control, and guaranteed tax revenues for the state.“Exemplary countries such as Denmark show that these objectives can be achieved through the introduction of a licensing system in which licenses are not limited in quantity but are subject to compliance with high player protection standards,” OVWG said.“All relevant suppliers on the Danish market have applied for such licenses and can therefore be fully controlled by the Danish authorities.” Casinos Austria scandal leads to calls for end to monopoly AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter
SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2019 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SFS Real Estate Investment Trust (SFSREIT.ng) 2019 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfileSFS Real Estate Investment Trust is a close-ended Real Estate Investment Trust Scheme in Nigeria which pools funds for the primary purpose of investing in income-generating real estate. This includes residential homes, residential apartments, office blocks, shopping malls and warehouses. The Fund managers are dedicated to developing and/or acquiring high-quality stock of properties in select locations in Nigeria. They will also make opportunist investments in joint venture developments in partnership with reputable developers. Typically, the Skye Shelter Fund invests 75% in real estate and 25% is invested in real estate related investments such as mortgages, real estate backed securities and real estate related equities. This portion includes a 10% allocation to cash for liquidity purposes. The company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. SFS Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
United Bus Service Ltd (UBS.mu) listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Transport sector has released it’s 2020 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about United Bus Service Ltd (UBS.mu) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bus Service Ltd (UBS.mu) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bus Service Ltd (UBS.mu) 2020 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileUnited Bus Service Limited is a Mauritian company that engages in the public transport sector. United Bus Service Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.
A top investor just bought shares in this FTSE 100 company – should you? Enter Your Email Address I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Andy Ross | Tuesday, 13th October, 2020 | More on: EXPN I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. 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Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Lindsell Train, an investment management firm noted for its buy-and-hold approach, has piled into shares in Experian (LSE: EXPN). According to the Financial Times, Nick Train said of the deal: “We should have owned Experian years ago and the fault that we didn’t is all mine”.The highly-rated investment manager reportedly expects that rising demand for Experian’s advanced analytics and data management tools will drive strong growth. Shares in the credit and data company hit an all-time high back in September. With this in mind, should you also buy the shares?5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Investing in shares of FTSE 100 company Experian Just this month, Morgan Stanley upgraded Experian to ‘overweight’ and increased its price target price to £33.30 from £28.20. At the time of writing, the shares are just under £30.Last month, Experian increased its guidance for second-quarter revenue following stronger trading in July and August. The group stated the upgrade was due to strength in its US mortgages and consumer services.Overall, it seems that Experian is tapping into the growing demand for data and analytics. This trend is accelerating and will keep on growing. It seems very likely the FTSE 100 company will keep growing along with it.What are the other shares managers like Train might focus on?We also know that Train is said to be keen on finding other data and analytics companies to invest in. With Train more active than usual this year with purchases – he’s made three – what other shares could be on his radar?D4T4, which I’ve covered recently, could be a perfect fit. The only barrier might be its size given it has a market capitalisation of less than £100m. Train tends to be keener to buy more established, larger companies. The LF Lindsell Train UK Equity Fund‘s top three holdings are London Stock Exchange, Unilever,and Diageo.Nonetheless, other managers with the same thought process but focusing on smaller caps may be keen on D4T4. 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An 88% increase in underlying earnings! Should I buy this small-cap stock now? Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Halfords (LSE: HFD) may be a well-known retail brand. But the company is only a small-cap stock with a market capitalisation of about £533m. And a year ago, many investors avoided it like the plague.How Halfords became a low-value small-cap stockThe stock had been locked in a downtrend since the middle of 2015. And that move was driven by static revenue, erratic normalised annual earnings and declining cash flow in the underlying business. Many were questioning the relevance of the long-established motoring products and vehicle service business. 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And much of the customer engagement began with the firm’s website. The stock performed an impressive handbrake turn and shot back up. Today, it’s at 260p as I write, giving those bottom-fishing investors multi-bagging returns in a matter of months.A remarkable turnaroundAnd today’s half-year results report for the six-month period to 2 October 2020 reveals the justification for the stock’s upwards move. Like-for-like revenue rose by almost 7% and underlying earnings per share shot up by just over 88%. However, I’m cautious about Halfords now. Although these results are stunning, my guess is the company may not have moved instantly from tired old value stock to sexy growth share. We could be seeing something of a Covid-induced bubble in trading. Indeed, City analysts have pencilled in decreases in earnings ahead. And I think it is informative that the directors have declined to pay an interim dividend.Looking ahead, the company reckons the outlook for the second half of the current trading year is uncertain “given the seasonality of our business and the ongoing impact of Covid-19.” Chief executive Graham Stapleton said in the report the firm has worked hard to capitalise on “tailwinds” in the cycling market. But in the motoring market, there have been “headwinds”. He reckons UK traffic is around 30% lower than pre-Covid-19 levels and the company has been affected by the government’s MOT deferment policy.An emerging long-term growth story?But in the vehicle servicing business, the firm’s ‘Road Ready’ campaign and prior investments have enabled an increase in market share and growth in the second quarter. And building on that success, Halford’s is in the process of recruiting for a wide range of service-oriented roles with an emphasis on the growing electric vehicle market.I think Halfords has been a triumph for brave, value-seeking investors this year. And there could be a long-term growth story beginning to emerge in the business. But I’m watching the stock from the sidelines for the time being and hunting for other shares to buy right now. Image source: Getty Images. 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303 total views, 3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 Charity tax reliefs need an urgent overhaul with the potential for charities to benefit from significant sums of money if rules were reformed and there was greater awareness of Gift Aid, the NCVO’s Charity Tax Commission has said.The independent commission was convened by the NCVO in 2017 and today, 17 July, launches its findings and recommendations.Under its proposals, giving would be made easier meaning charities could receive hundreds of millions more a year in income, while spending less on admin. Changes to the rules surrounding Gift Aid and other reforms could also incentivise giving and offer financial protection to UK charities and those who depend on them.It says that while top earners can use their self-assessment forms to claim back the additional income tax they have paid on money they give, many choose not to, while others opt not to pass it on to their chosen cause.To improve this, one of the commission’s proposals is to enable higher rate tax payers to pass their tax relief onto their chosen charities more easily, potentially raising at least £250m more for good causes every year.Its report, Reforming charity taxation: towards a stronger civil society, also proposes a central database like the NHS Organ Donor Card which would enable people to complete a single, enduring universal declaration covering all their subsequent gifts to charities. This would mean fewer forms and would make giving simpler for everybody.The NCVO Civil Society Almanac estimates that the UK public gave around £11.4bn to charity in 2016/17, with £1.3bn received by charities in Gift Aid repayments. Making admin simpler could make inroads into the £560m of Gift Aid that goes unclaimed each year, boosting funding for charities further.The report recommends a number of measures. In the short term, these proposals include:Reform Gift Aid – unless donors opt out, the value of additional and higher-rate tax reliefs should be directed to charities. This would be on top of the current 25% basic rate relief. Even if donations stayed stable, charities could receive at least an extra £250m per year.Launch a Universal Gift Aid Declaration Database (UGADD). This would provide a single, enduring declaration which individuals can make covering all their subsequent gifts to charities.Make offering ‘Payroll Giving’ schemes mandatory. Although uptake has been increasing, only 3% of donors give in this way.Simplify Value Added Tax. Complicated rules surrounding VAT on facilities, equipment and buildings shared with other organisations mean many charities pay out money they cannot recover.Remove VAT from wills that include a charitable donation. It estimates that if all professional advisers referred to legacy giving, this could generate a further 15,000 charitable legacies a year.Consult on extending business rates relief to wholly-owned trading subsidiaries.Build public trust by improving openness. Charities with annual revenue of over £1m should publish detailed information in their annual reports about the money they receive from tax reliefs.In the longer term, the proposals include:A comprehensive review of VAT for charities to address systemic anomalies, improve efficiency and increase charitable activity.Reconsidering business rates relief.Conducting more research into Gift Aid.Sir Nicholas Montagu, Chair of the Charity Tax Commission, said: Advertisement “Today, charitable tax breaks are worth a total of around £5bn a year. The question is whether the current rules, regulations and reliefs behind this do everything they can to support the brilliant work of our charities and amplify the kindness of our fellow citizens. Clunky systems could mean people’s generosity and the work of charities is being stifled when it should be nurtured.“Quite rightly, the money we give to charities has been treated as being essentially tax-free since the first Income Tax Act, in 1842. Yet the current system of Gift Aid sees hundreds of millions being lost every year. That has to change.”He added:“The commission set out to ask whether the tax system could be better employed not just to help protect existing giving but also to encourage a new wave of philanthropy. The answer is a clear ‘yes’.“Although we all give in different ways, few of us like fiddly forms and none of us want to see too much being spent on unnecessary admin. Sensible reforms are overdue. Now it’s up to the government to grasp the nettle and make sure the generosity of our fellow citizens is matched with a charity taxation system that is fit for purpose.”Commenting on the report, Rob Cope, Director of Remember A Charity, highlighted the importance of incentivising legacy giving for all supporters, saying:“We know that the current Inheritance Tax breaks are a powerful motivator for professional advisors to raise the option of legacy giving with clients and to encourage people to give, but they are only available to a minority of the public. To normalise legacy giving, we need to create a more level playing field and ensure that legacy giving is not something reserved for the wealthiest in society, but something that we are all encouraged to do.“Introducing a VAT exemption on charitable Wills would benefit every supporter, encourage legacy giving and ensure that charitable bequests are considered every time somebody writes a Will.“The key to growing legacy giving is driving consideration and conversation. Fiscal incentives such as our VAT proposal have huge potential to be a powerful lever for change, helping charities and advisors to become louder about legacies.”CAF’s Chief Executive Sir John Low also commented, saying:“Harnessing technology to make it easier to claim Gift Aid and offering regular payroll giving to all employees could be valuable boost to our culture of charitable giving.“The many charities that make such a difference to millions of lives need our support now more than ever, and Sir Nick Montagu’s Charity Tax Commission should be commended for making practical, positive proposals for supporting giving that should be easy for government to implement.“The proposal to divert higher rate tax to charities needs very careful thought because people’s tax affairs are rightly private. We all aspire to increase the amount of funds available for charities, but must avoid unintended consequences that might discourage people from giving or undermine the relationship between charities and their supporters.“At a time when those bidding for the keys to Number 10 are offering support for many parts of the economy, they should remember that simple, low cost changes to the tax system can make a major difference to organisations working with the most vulnerable in society, and to those who support them through donations.“The generous tax reliefs that charities enjoy in our country are so much more than a mere policy mechanism. They are a profound indication of our support for the charities and civil society that play a vital role in our democracy and help make our country what it is today.” 302 total views, 2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis10 About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Charity tax reliefs need urgent overhaul, finds NCVO commission Melanie May | 17 July 2019 | News Tagged with: NCVO research tax
Linkedin Print Email WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Fireswift, The Limerick City Fire and Rescue boatAndrew [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up SEARCHES are to resume for a male who was seen entering the water at the River Shannon during the early hours of this Monday morning.The alarm was raised shortly after 01:45 when Limerick City and County Fire and Rescue Service were alerted to a report of a male in his early 30’s seen entering the water at Thomond Bridge.Theee units of the service attended the scene.Within 4 minutes of receiving the call, The Fire Service launched their Rescue Boat – “FireSwift” with 3 Swiftwater Rescue Technicans on board.Limerick Marine Search and Rescue members were also on scene to carry out searches.An extensive search was launched involving all responders including Fire Service SRT ground crews, Gardai, Paramedics and Coast Guard including the Shannon based R115 Helicopter and Limerick Marine Search and Rescue which lasted over two hours, however the person was not located.Searches will recommence this Monday morning. Advertisement NewsBreaking news#BREAKING River searches to resume for man in his 30sBy Staff Reporter – January 25, 2016 632 Previous articleChallenging times for international class Limerick Jazz SocNext articleGAA – CLUB Limerick Draw 2016 is up and running Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie