The WikiLeaks content of stolen documentation in connection with Hillary Clinton’s campaign has ignited different reactions. The leaks may be suspected as an effort to bring down the chances of Clinton against her rival, goes to expose the political discussion happening with the staff that are engaged in presentation and politics. This balance has to be achieved by any campaign before taking up the mantle of power. Those who are involved in electoral politics will know that WikiLeaks has many variations. It showcases Clinton as an average politics with an average panel of staff handling normal politics.
To many this fact is indigestible. It appears to them that WikiLeaks acts like an agent appearing all of a sudden during the elections showcasing Clinton as a devil and working towards handing over the reign of power to Donald Trump. With their promise to expose gold, they misplace pebbles for the shiny metal. The organization called Americans for Tax Reform exclusively devoted to protect the financial interests of the rich comes up with the leaked email related to gun regulation. The video shows ATR leader Grover Norquist at the National Rifle Association board. The press release states that the video has a footage from the non C-SPAN camera displaying Clinton’s facial expression when the Senator Bill Bradley from New Jersey discussing the gun tax proposal.
The expression on the footage shows clearly that Clinton nodding her head, which could be in agreement with the person speaking or acknowledging her own agreement. Another revelation from a right wing organization called Judicial Watch has called for access of State Department emails to unearth the truth.
When a batch was released recently, the president of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton said the emails are a proof that Clinton was using her office to offer concessions for donors at the Clinton Foundation. On a final note, Clinton is a real politician with excellent skills and failing of course. To defeat Clinton, the facts have to be proved and for those who believe in rumors there is always WikiLeaks.
Facebook has finally announced that any business will now be able to sign up for the Workplace tool, the current name of Facebook at Work. This is Facebook’s first foray into the enterprise market, and it is surely a tough competitor to other such services namely Slack and HipChat. Now Workplace is used by more than 1000 companies and businesses for work colleagues and also as a part of the program Beta, which Facebook launched last year. The new pricing model and some brand new features have been announced, and Facebook has allowed the usage of Workplace for any companies for their purposes.
If you want to understand Workplace, the best way to see the similarities of Facebook and Workplace and the only difference is that you will be able to communicate only with your company people and not with your friends outside the company. The workplace has got almost all the components used in Facebook including grops, events, and messages. Employees can now be able to log in separately and can know what is happening with their teams and comment, and they can also like posts. You will not be able to add friends in Workplace like you can do on Facebook. Instead of that, you will be able to follow them to see their updates.
The biggest business rate change of the generation is being experienced by entrepreneurs and this is giving many sleepless nights according to the first revaluation. Business rates figures are derived from the property’s rental value. Firms in London are being largely affected by this revelation, though much impact is not felt in the north and midlands. The rates changes are likely to come into force from April, 2017 and this includes increase in the rates relief by £12,000. According to the revaluation done by the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) the rentable will not be the same.
The VOA set new rates for 2010 after collecting data from 2008, now the revaluation is based on 2015 figures and the rentals have increased drastically since then in London. According to the report by Colliers, a real estate agent, the winners and losers were predicted. Accordingly, the losers will be from the central London while Dover Street located in Mayfair gains with 415% increase. Places like Hammersmith and Brixton are likely to experience spikes. Similarly places outside London like Winchester, Oxford and Brighton may experience rate hike.
A report says that the 2017 revaluation will bring about a great change in the rateable value. The businesses are not prepared for the consequences, informs the report. The business rates are expected to grow above a quarter after the revaluation and it could be somewhere between £45,000 and £57,000 per year. It is also felt by the business community that the higher rates and taxes may affect the way their clients are charged. This could lead to a less competitive market and ultimately losing edge to offshore businesses to economies like India.
Meanwhile the government is defending by claiming it is cutting down on business rates to update the system. Moreover, it says that 3/4th of the businesses will not experience any change and over 600,000 companies to have rates slashed fully.