201611.13
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No more wriggle room for WPS offenders

by Helen Barrett in CBD Insights

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) recently announced its proposals to introduce heavy fines for onshore companies employing 100 staff or more who fail to comply with the Wages Protection Scheme (WPS).  It would appear that smaller companies are not exempt from reproach either. Introduced by the Dubai Government in 2011, the WPS is an electronic…

201611.06
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No plans to tax individuals, UAE finance ministry says

by Carl Dowling in CBD Insights

DUBAI, Nov 1 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates has no plans to impose new taxes on individuals and the government is not studying the introduction of more fees for services, Younis al-Khouri, under-secretary at the finance ministry, told the Al Bayan newspaper. Governments across the Gulf have been planning fresh ways to raise money…