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TECH 06 Feb 2017 | 4:14 AM

‘Alphabet soup’ of agencies leave UK exposed to cyberattacks: report

Britain's government has taken too long to coordinate an "alphabet soup" of agencies tasked with protecting the country from an ever-increasing risk of cyberattack, a parliamentary report said.

TECH 03 Feb 2017 | 6:30 AM

Under attack from hackers, UK isn’t hiring staff fast enough

The UK government is struggling to recruit enough cyber experts to protect its data from hackers, a panel of lawmakers has warned.

TECH 13 Jan 2017 | 4:30 AM

UK lawmakers criticise Amazon.com’s ‘Webminster’ tube ad campaign

Some UK lawmakers criticised an advertising campaign by Amazon.com Inc on Jan 12 which involved changing the name signs at London's Westminster underground station, where parliament is located, to 'Webminster', branding it "insulting".

TECH 07 Mar 2016 | 3:50 AM

UK lawmakers say Facebook may have broken tax rules

Facebook said it would ditch a corporate structure that helps minimise its UK tax bill, prompting lawmakers and campaigners to ask whether the arrangement had ever complied with UK tax rules.

TECH 02 Mar 2016 | 7:17 AM

Fujitsu says US$1bil IT spat with UK could go on for two more years

Japanese technology group Fujitsu said it could be two years away from resolving a dispute with the UK government over a £700mil (then RM4.309bil) IT contract the Department of Health cancelled in 2008.

TECH 25 Feb 2016 | 5:38 AM

UK lawmakers dismiss Google tax deal as too small

A panel of British lawmakers criticised a back-tax deal between Google and UK tax authorities on Feb 24, calling it "disproportionately small" and branding the company's explanation of its tax planning as disingenuous.

TECH 12 Feb 2016 | 5:30 AM

British lawmakers tell Google to come clean on tax

UK lawmakers accused Google of trying to fool Britons into believing it was a proponent of tax reform while remaining a prime beneficiary of loopholes in existing rules, and said if it was sincere the company would be more transparent over its tax affairs.

TECH 01 Feb 2016 | 4:22 AM

Labour asks British government to explain basis of Google tax deal

Britain's opposition Labour party demanded that the finance ministry explain how it arrived at a back tax payment by Internet giant Google that has put the government on the back foot.

TECH 28 Jan 2016 | 6:09 AM

UK PM Cameron under pressure over Google tax deal

British Prime Minister David Cameron came under increasing pressure on Jan 27 over a back tax deal agreed by Internet group Google.

TECH 25 Jan 2016 | 10:44 AM

Google to face grilling by UK lawmakers over tax deal

A UK parliamentary committee will invite Google to testify about a back tax deal under which it will pay £130mil (RM788.71mil) to settle claims covering a 10-year period.