AccountancyAge.com has secured an exclusive deal which will entitle users to a 30% discount on reports from global business information provider Dun & Bradstreet until the end of this month. Launched today, AccountancyAge.com is a website from VNU Business Publications, the publishers of Accountancy Age. It will feature a fast-moving news service updated throughout the working day. Among the launch features will be an exclusive video interview with European Commission auditor Paul van Buitenen, whose whistleblowing led to the resignation of the entire commission. He explains how the commission still has a long way to go to eliminate fraud and mismanagement. And trade secretary Stephen Byers talks about how he became an Internet groupie. The site also features an exclusive comment piece from paymaster general Dawn Primarolo setting out the government's first defence of its actions in forcing through changes to the tax treatment of personal services companies. 'I have no sympathy for those who have been profiting unfairly from the present arrangements and whose complaint is simply that they don't want to pay their fair share of tax,' Primarolo writes. Registered users will automatically receive free Internet access and e-mail, together with a choice of daily news bulletins on business, tax, practice, IT and public services. Eight experts give their wish list for next Tuesday's Green Budget. Meanwhile in a competition to predict the pre-Budget highlights - which will be covered live on AccountancyAge.com by Accountancy Age's team of specialist reporters - users will have the chance to win a case of champagne, courtesy of NMB~Heller. A database of Accountancy Age stories going back to 1996 will provide a comprehensive archive.
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