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Business services

Business services cover many varied sectors. They range from technical services such as engineering, architecture and IT, to other professional services such as legal services, employment services and facility management. As one of the largest service sectors, business services contribute to 11% of EU GDP.

Business services are particularly important to European competitiveness as they are essential to manufacturing and other service sectors. They are also increasingly being used to enhance the value of products through new combinations of goods and services and play a central role in the ‘servitisation’ of the European economy.

There is significant untapped growth potential for business services in the EU today. While they currently face relatively low average productivity and persisting legal barriers, EU internal market legislation and policy actions aim at removing these obstacles and stimulating competitiveness in the sector.

EU legislation

There are two EU Directives that support the business services sector in particular:

  • The Services Directive allows business service providers to more easily establish in another EU country or provide services across borders. This Directive covers a large number of business services but there are exceptions such as private security services, temporary work agency services and notarial services.
  • The Professional Qualifications Directive facilitates the recognition of professional qualifications for those wishing to work in another EU country. This Directive covers regulated professions that largely offer their services to businesses such as accountants, lawyers, consultants and engineers.

High Level Group on Business Services

To analyse the untapped potential of this important sector and provide a new impetus to policy development, the European Commission set up a High Level Group on Business Services. This initiative was announced in two flagship communications: An Integrated Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era and A Single Market Act I .


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Reform of EU data protection rules – European Commission #justice,european #union,eu,framework,legal,data #protection,commission


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Reform of EU data protection rules

The European Commission put forward its EU Data Protection Reform in January 2012 to make Europe fit for the digital age. More than 90% of Europeans say they want the same data protection rights across the EU and regardless of where their data is processed.

The Regulation is an essential step to strengthen citizens’ fundamental rights in the digital age and facilitate business by simplifying rules for companies in the Digital Single Market. A single law will also do away with the current fragmentation and costly administrative burdens, leading to savings for businesses of around 2.3 billion a year. The Directive for the police and criminal justice sector protects citizens’ fundamental right to data protection whenever personal data is used by criminal law enforcement authorities. It will in particular ensure that the personal data of victims, witnesses, and suspects of crime are duly protected and will facilitate cross-border cooperation in the fight against crime and terrorism.

On 15 December 2015, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission reached agreement on the new data protection rules, establishing a modern and harmonised data protection framework across the EU. The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties committee and the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) of the Council then approved the agreements with very large majorities. The agreements were also welcomed by the European Council of 17-18 December as a major step forward in the implementation of the Digital Single Market Strategy .

On 8 April 2016 the Council adopted the Regulation and the Directive. And on 14 April 2016 the Regulation and the Directive were adopted by the European Parliament.

On 4 May 2016, the official texts of the Regulation and the Directive have been published in the EU Official Journal in all the official languages. While the Regulation will enter into force on 24 May 2016, it shall apply from 25 May 2018. The Directive enters into force on 5 May 2016 and EU Member States have to transpose it into their national law by 6 May 2018 .

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)

Directive (EU) 2016/680 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Council Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA

Agreement on Commission’s EU data protection reform

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Commission Proposals on the data protection reform: legislative texts

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State of Delaware – Search and Services/Information

Nutrient Management

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Our Mission

To manage those activities involving the generation and application of nutrients in order to help maintain and improve the quality of Delaware’s ground and surface waters and to help meet or exceed federally mandated water quality standards, in the interest of the overall public welfare.

The Delaware Nutrient Management Program was established in June 1999 as a result of the Delaware Nutrient Management Law. The Delaware Nutrient Management Commission was established to direct the program and develop regulations pertaining to nutrient management, waste management for Animal Feeding Operations (AFO’s) and National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO’s).

Services Provided by Us

  • Nutrient Management Relocation Program This is a cost assistance program to assist in the transport of manure from areas of excess manure to areas in need. (Contingent upon the availability of funds).
  • Nutrient Management Planning Program This is a cost assistance program for the implementation of a Nutrient Management Plan for those controlling the application of nutrients to 10 acres or greater and/or for those managing Animal Feeding Operations (AFO’s) with greater than 8 Animal Units requiring an Animal Waste Management Plan. (Contingent upon the availability of funds) .
  • Complaints Investigations Complaints related to manure management and general nutrient management practices are handled and resolved by program staff.
  • Certification and Education Individuals must be duly certified by the Nutrient Management Program if they:
    1. Apply nutrients to 10 acres or greater,
    2. Operate an animal feeding operation of than 8 Animal Units or greater,
    3. Apply nutrients to lands as a component of a commercial or agriculture business in exchange for a fee or service charge -or-
    4. Advise or consult with persons as part of the development of a Nutrient Management Plan.

In order to maintain certification, the certification holder must successfully complete continuing education courses prior to the expiration date which is identified on the certification card. The continuing education course must be approved by the Nutrient Management Program prior to the start of the program. An Application for Continuing Education Units Application must be completed and submitted with an agenda. If you have any questions about continuing education courses or the application, please contact the University of Delaware’s Research and Education Center at (302) 856-2585 extension 383.

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7th Pay Commission – Details, Benefits on Pay scale, Expected Hike #seventh #pay #commission

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Latest Updates. The Union Cabinet has approved the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission on 29 June, 2016. As many as 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners stand to benefit from the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations and they are expected to get their revised salaries from August, 2016 onwards

All CentralGovernment employees, including defence personnel keenly await the Seventh Pay Commission. Since Independence, India has had seven Pay Commissions put up to review the existing costs, inflation and other impact costs and make suitable revisions to the salary structure of central government employees.

The Seventh Pay Commission

On 24 February 2014, the Government of India issued a Gazette notification announcing the formation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission with Justice A.K.Mathur as the Chairman, Vivek Rae – Member (full time), Dr. Rathin Roy – Member (part time), and Meena Agarwal – Secretary. The Seventh Pay Commission had to submit its recommendations within 18 months (expected by August 2015) and the same is to be implemented from 1 January 2016.

The ‘Terms of Reference’ was to examine, review, evolve and recommend changes regarding the emoluments structure comprising pay, allowances, facilities and benefits – in cash or kind. The Commission has been asked to examine the existing scheme of bonus and its bearing on productivity and performance, examine the incentive scheme to reward performance, productivity and integrity, and examine the pension scheme along with other retirement benefits that will impact:

  • Central Government employees – industrial and non-industrial
  • Personnel belonging to All India Services
  • Personnel of the Union Territories
  • Officers and employees of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department
  • Members of regulatory bodies (excluding RBI) set up under Acts of Parliament
  • Officers and employees of the Supreme Court
  • All employees of Defence Forces

Also Visit – Key Highlights of 7th Pay Commission Report: Salary to go up by 23.55%; allowances by 63%; pension up by 24%

The Commission is mandated to make recommendations based on current:

  • Pay structure, associated benefits and existing retirement benefits.
  • Economic conditions prevailing in the country and fiscal prudence.
  • Adequacy of resources to meet various welfare measures and developmental expenditures.
  • Impact on State Government finances as most states adopt recommendations made by the Commission with some revisions as per their priority.
  • Best global practices and adopt the same.

Pay Commissions Over the Years

Stakeholders have been debating the level of salary increase expected prior to each Pay Commission recommendations.

The First Pay Commission chaired by Srinivasa Varadachariar, was formed in January 1946 and submitted its recommendations in May 1947 to the then interim government.

The Second Pay Commission in August 1957 and submitted its report in 1959. The Pay Commission was headed by Jagannath Das and its central theme was to ensure smooth government functioning by recruiting persons with minimum qualifications, to give more people an opportunity to join government services.

The Third Pay Commission. headed by Raghubir Dayal, was established in April 1970 and submitted its report in March 1973. Coming in the wake of an expensive war with Pakistan, the Pay Commission made its mark by adopting a different approach from the first two commissions, which focussed on pay being kept at minimum subsistence levels. The commission, for the first time, referred to the need of ensuring that the pay structure incorporated concepts of adequacy, comprehensiveness and inclusiveness to ensure a fair compensation. This approach cost the government Rs 1.44 billion, which was a significant escalation in cost at the time.

The Fourth Pay Commission chaired by PN Singhal was set up in June 1983 and submitted its recommendations in three phases, over a four-year period.

The Fifth Pay Commission chaired by Justice S. Ratnavel Pandian was set up in 1994. This Commission left its mark as its recommendations had a major impact on not just central, but for the first time, on state governments. Its recommendations resulted in an increase in central government expenditure, including salaries, pensions and other related costs by 99%, and state governments’ by 74%. The dramatic increase in expenditure created a major controversy with 13 states failing to fulfill their salary obligations and seeking central assistance.

Amongst other radical recommendations was to reduce the central government staff levels by 30%. The Commission furthered suggested that the government should not fill the 3,50,000 job vacancies. Even the World Bank expressed surprise over the cost escalation and radical level of reforms suggested. The government, however, did not accept any of the recommendations made.

The Sixth Pay Commission chaired by Justice BN Srikrishna was appointed on 5 October 2006 and submitted its recommendations on 24 March 2008. The Commission made the following recommendations:

  • Special pay scales for Secretary to Government of India posts and Cabinet Secretary.
  • Introduction of four distinct running pay bands, with one running band each for Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ employees, and two running bands for Group ‘A’ posts.
  • Total number of grades running across four distinct pay bands be reduced to 20 from the earlier 35.
  • Defence Forces be allowed running pay bands and grade pay on par with civilians.
  • Introduction of Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS).
  • Pension to be paid at 50% of average emoluments or the last pay drawn.

Controversies Regarding Seventh Pay Commission

Inter-service rivalries extend to salaries and benefits received by certain services. There is widespread resentment against the IAS officers, who are seen to be favoured by most pay commissions. The Indian Revenue Service has raised objections to an IAS Officer being included as part of the Seventh Pay Commission since there is no representation from their side. The IRS lobby believes that they have a right to be on par with the IAS since the revenue for the government is collected by them.

Same stands true for the Defence Forces. For many years, the senior most positions in all three forces have been downgraded progressively, in terms of promotions, salaries and benefits, while the IAS lobby has progressively increased its stature, promotions, emoluments and benefits, as compared to what senior Defence Officers received.

Furthermore, the Defence Forces have a long standing demand (and rightly so) for a representation from the Services on the Pay Commission, especially since the role, responsibilities and risks of work are unique to the forces and thus require a qualified representative who understands the nature of work and can thus make suitable recommendations on the basis of that. This demand has been strongly resisted by the IAS lobby all these years.

It remains to be seen how the present government deals with demands of its employees from different arms when setting up the Eighth Pay Commission subsequently.

Macquarie India: Seventh Pay Commission may be implemented from Mid-2016

Macquarie India has said that the seventh pay commission is likely to be implemented from mid 2016. Rakesh Arora, Managing Director and Head of Research of Macquarie India said that it is still uncertain that the new pay commission will be implemented in next six months as the 6 th pay commission took 2.5 years to be implemented.

Report on Seventh Pay Commission to be submitted on 19 November

As per sources, the recommendations of the 7 th Pay Commission are likely to be submitted to the Finance Minister on 19 November 2015. It is also believed that the new Pay Commission is likely to hike salaries of the central government employees and pensioners by only 15%, which is much lower than the 35% hike implemented in the 6 th Pay Commission in 2008. The 7 th Pay Commission came into effect from 1 January 2016.

Seventh Pay Commission Likely to Increase Salries by 40%

As per an analyst from Credit Suisse, the seventh pay commission is likely to raise the salaries of the government employees for about 40%. He also said that as one –third of the middle class are employed in government job, the hike will boost “discretionary spending”. He also added that the hike will boost the real estate market especially in Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities.

Rs. 70,000 crore provisioned for Seventh Pay Commission in 2016 Budget

A top finance ministry official confirmed the allotment of Rs. 70,000 crore for Seventh Pay Commission in the Union Budget 2016-17. The sum would be used for implementation of Seventh Pay Commission for all government employees. It is estimated that the implementation of pay commission report would cost the government, a sum of Rs. 1.02 lakh crore.

For further information on 7th pay commission, please log onto official website. http://7cpc.india.gov.in/


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Looking for an easy and cheap way to invest money in solid dividend-paying stocks?

Then bypass brokers and buy stocks directly from the company itself.

There are hundreds of companies that allow this, including such household names as Caterpillar, General Mills, Intel, McDonald’s, Motorola, Pfizer and Verizon.

Direct stock purchase plans, also known as dividend reinvestment plans, are great for anyone who wants to invest small amounts of money in individual stocks at a regular monthly interval.

These plans are cheap to use and let you invest as little as $25 per month, says Chuck Carlson, editor of DRIP Investor Newsletter. You can make direct one-time stock purchases, but the minimum purchase is frequently much more expensive.

“There are many companies that have no fees at all, and the commissions you’re saving on can add up to an enormous percentage over time,” says Vita Nelson, editor of the annual The Moneypaper’s Guide to Direct Investment Plans .

We’re talking a savings of thousands of dollars over the life of an investment.

Consider that a standard commission at E*TRADE is $9.99. If you were to invest once a month in a company like Exxon Mobil, you’d pay $120 per year in commission fees.

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How much direct stock purchase plans cost

10 monthly investments of $25

$15 enrollment; $1 per transaction plus $0.03 per share purchased after you own 200 shares

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Exxon Mobil Corp.

5 monthly investments of $50

$15 batch sales fee plus $0.12 per share sold

$50 per month (no minimum number of investments required)

$5 enrollment; $1.50 per transaction

$15 batch sales fee plus $0.15 per share sold

The Coca-Cola Co.

10 monthly investments of $50

$10 enrollment; $2 per transaction plus $0.03 per share

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$250 initial investment; $50 per transaction thereafter

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That’s because if you buy $1,000 of stock per purchase, a $10 commission will cost you 1%. But if you buy $100 of stock at a time, that fee will set you back a whopping 10%.

Start by looking at companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, preferably those with direct investment plans that have no fees.

Companies listed in the Dow — like Coca-Cola, Exxon Mobil and Procter Gamble — have their ups and downs, but they are solid long-term performers and unlikely to lose value rapidly.

Many of these companies also pay dividends of 2% or more. The biggest benefits come when you reinvest these dividends to buy more shares.

Another benefit is that a direct investment plan essentially forces you to use dollar cost averaging.

It’s a strategy that prevents you from trying to time the market. You simply invest a set amount of money at a regular interval, say monthly, no matter what’s happening with the market.

When the market is up, your money will buy fewer shares; when it’s down, your money will buy more.

6 smart moves to start investing in stocks: You’ve got your financial house in order. You’ve got an emergency fund. You have little or no debt and a 401(k) set up at work. Now you’ve got a few extra bucks to put away, and you want to make a little more than the measly interest rates CDs are paying these days. Follow our advice, and you’ll build a solid portfolio of individual stocks that can grow your money over time with the least possible risk.

It’s important to remember that diversification is a critical element of spreading your risk while investing. The best way to achieve diversification is through a balanced or target-date fund.

Carlson says you can begin building a diversified portfolio through direct stock purchase plans by buying different companies in different industries. But these stocks should not make up your entire portfolio.

Direct stock purchase plans aren’t for investors who want to buy and sell based on the latest news. They may require shares to be traded on a regular, preset schedule at an average market price. That means you won’t be able to make a trade as quickly as you can with a broker.

You can find when the company will buy and sell shares and how it determines the price by reading its disclosure documents.

Many direct stock purchase plans are now administered by third parties, the biggest one being Computershare.

Read the full plan description and information at the company’s website to determine when they buy and sell shares and how they determine the price.

Pay attention to eligibility requirements, fees charged with each transaction and number of shares needed to open an account.

You’ll also want to look at the dates you can invest, how to withdraw, transfer or sell shares, and how to withdraw from the plan entirely.

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“Search For” – Use the drop-down list to select the category under which you want to search. It defaults to Entity, which includes only Active corporations and limited liability companies.

“Search Type” – Use the drop-down list to select a Search Type category. If you know the File Number of the entity, you can select “File Number.” If you know the first word or couple of words that the entity name begins with, you can pick “Starts with.” Keep in mind that searching common words, such as the word “Arizona,” will return too many results. In that case, use the first several words of the entity name. If you only know a part of the name or want to find an entity or individual with a particular word in its name, then select “Contains.” Words should be separated by a space – special search characters or wildcards are not required.

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“Entity Type” – The default search is against all entity types, including both domestic (Arizona) and foreign (non-Arizona) entities. To search only foreign entities, for example, to search for the True Name of a foreign entity registered in this state under a fictitious name, under “Entity Type,” select “Foreign – All.”


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Business services – European Commission #business #courses #online


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Business services

Business services cover many varied sectors. They range from technical services such as engineering, architecture and IT, to other professional services such as legal services, employment services and facility management. As one of the largest service sectors, business services contribute to 11% of EU GDP.

Business services are particularly important to European competitiveness as they are essential to manufacturing and other service sectors. They are also increasingly being used to enhance the value of products through new combinations of goods and services and play a central role in the ‘servitisation’ of the European economy.

There is significant untapped growth potential for business services in the EU today. While they currently face relatively low average productivity and persisting legal barriers, EU internal market legislation and policy actions aim at removing these obstacles and stimulating competitiveness in the sector.

EU legislation

There are two EU Directives that support the business services sector in particular:

  • The Services Directive allows business service providers to more easily establish in another EU country or provide services across borders. This Directive covers a large number of business services but there are exceptions such as private security services, temporary work agency services and notarial services.
  • The Professional Qualifications Directive facilitates the recognition of professional qualifications for those wishing to work in another EU country. This Directive covers regulated professions that largely offer their services to businesses such as accountants, lawyers, consultants and engineers.

High Level Group on Business Services

To analyse the untapped potential of this important sector and provide a new impetus to policy development, the European Commission set up a High Level Group on Business Services. This initiative was announced in two flagship communications: An Integrated Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era and A Single Market Act I .


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Business services – European Commission #business #quotes


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Business services

Business services cover many varied sectors. They range from technical services such as engineering, architecture and IT, to other professional services such as legal services, employment services and facility management. As one of the largest service sectors, business services contribute to 11% of EU GDP.

Business services are particularly important to European competitiveness as they are essential to manufacturing and other service sectors. They are also increasingly being used to enhance the value of products through new combinations of goods and services and play a central role in the ‘servitisation’ of the European economy.

There is significant untapped growth potential for business services in the EU today. While they currently face relatively low average productivity and persisting legal barriers, EU internal market legislation and policy actions aim at removing these obstacles and stimulating competitiveness in the sector.

EU legislation

There are two EU Directives that support the business services sector in particular:

  • The Services Directive allows business service providers to more easily establish in another EU country or provide services across borders. This Directive covers a large number of business services but there are exceptions such as private security services, temporary work agency services and notarial services.
  • The Professional Qualifications Directive facilitates the recognition of professional qualifications for those wishing to work in another EU country. This Directive covers regulated professions that largely offer their services to businesses such as accountants, lawyers, consultants and engineers.

High Level Group on Business Services

To analyse the untapped potential of this important sector and provide a new impetus to policy development, the European Commission set up a High Level Group on Business Services. This initiative was announced in two flagship communications: An Integrated Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era and A Single Market Act I .


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