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Wednesday, 30 March 2011
A new scheme aimed at encouraging would-be entrepreneurs to start up their own business will be unveiled by the Prime Minister later today. To read more...Cameron to launch StartUp Britain scheme for entrepreneurs
Friday, 25 March 2011
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Chancellor George Osborne heralded his second Budget as one 'for enduring growth and jobs'. Despite downgrading the economic growth forecast for 2011 from 2.1% to 1.7%, the Chancellor insisted that the Government's fiscal plans were on course. To read more...Chancellor presents 'a Budget for growth'
Wednesday, 23 March 2011
The personal income tax allowance will rise by £600 from next April, the Chancellor will announce in today’s Budget. To find out more...Osborne to raise income tax threshold in 'pro-growth Budget'
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
Plans to merge national insurance (NI) and income tax could be unveiled in tomorrow's Budget, it has been reported. To find out more...Chancellor tipped to unveil plans for NI and income tax merger
Monday, 21 March 2011
The Government will today outline plans to relax health and safety regulations to help reduce the 'red tape burden' on UK businesses and encourage economic growth. To read more...Health and safety regulations 'to be relaxed'
Friday, 18 March 2011
Small firms with fewer than 10 staff will be given a three-year moratorium on new employment regulations under plans to be unveiled by the Government. To read more...Small firms to be given 'three-year exemption from new laws'
Thursday, 17 March 2011
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the Government to reverse next month's increase in fuel duty amid fears that it will stifle economic growth. To read the article...Fuel duty would 'stifle economic growth', says FSB
Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Tax and benefit changes, coupled with job losses and rising interest rates, could leave many middle income families struggling to repay their debts, a charity has warned. To read the article...Middle income families 'will struggle to pay debts,' warns CCCS
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
Small businesses could benefit from changes to the maternity and paternity rules as part of a major 'deregulation drive' by the Government, according to recent reports. To read more...Governmnet 'considering maternity leave exemptions for small firms'
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Companies House have failed to collect around £16 billion in taxes after thousands of firms 'disappeared' from their radar, a new report has claimed. To find out more...Treasury 'missing out on £16bn in unpaid tax'
Monday, 14 March 2011
The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has called for 'major structural change' to small business taxation following a review into the future of the tax and IR35 system. To read more...Small business taxation needs 'major structural change'
Friday, 11 March 2011
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Tuesday, 8 March 2011
Monday, 7 March 2011
Friday, 4 March 2011
Tax-free luncheon vouchers and relief on late night taxis are just some of the allowances that may be culled following a report by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS). To read more....OTS publishes final recommendations on UK tax reliefs
Thursday, 3 March 2011
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued new fuel advisory rates, which apply to all relevant journeys made on or after 1 March 2011. To read more...New fuel rates published as petrol prices climb to record high
Wednesday, 2 March 2011
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned that proposed spot checks on company records could be used purely as a 'revenue raising exercise' by HMRC. To read the rest of the article...Business voices concerns over proposed HMRC spot checks
Tuesday, 1 March 2011
Business groups have called for the upcoming Budget to focus on growth following the release of worse than expected GDP figures. To read the rest of the article....Disappointing GDP figures highlight 'need for growth Budget'