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Thursday 29 March 2012

Stamp prices set to rise

The cost of a first class stamp is due to rise from 46p to 60p, while second class stamps are going up from 36p to 50p.  Find out more on our website.

Wednesday 28 March 2012

Businesses reminded of new VAT filing regime

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has issued a reminder to all VAT-registered businesses, regarding forthcoming changes to the system for filing VAT returns.  Find out more on our website.

Tuesday 27 March 2012

Pension auto-enrolment thresholds confirmed

As the start date for pension auto-enrolment approaches, the Government has confirmed that the earnings limits for contributions will rise in line with the thresholds for tax and national insurance.  Find out how this will affect you by reading the article here.  If you have any questions about how this will affect your company, please contact us.

Monday 26 March 2012

Government regulation watchdog 'needs more bite'

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has urged the Government to give the Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) more powers to protect small businesses against excessive or inappropriate regulation. Find out more and read the article here.

Extra 1.3m people to pay higher rate tax by 2014, says IFS

An extra 1.3 million people on ‘relatively modest salaries’ could be forced to pay tax at the higher rate of 40%, a leading think-tank has claimed.  Find out more on our website.

Friday 23 March 2012

Budget newsletter

Make sure to read our Budget newsletter and Budget report for all of the latest information from this week's Budget.  Our 2012/13 Tax Card can be downloaded from our website too.  To make sure that you always receive the latest technical updates direct to your inbox, sign up to receive our free monthly eNewsletter on our website.

Wednesday 21 March 2012

Budget Day 2012

It's Budget Day! Make sure to follow us on Twitter @BournerBullock for all of the latest info!

Monday 19 March 2012

Budget set to crack down on stamp duty avoidance

Chancellor George Osborne will use this week’s Budget to crack down on stamp duty avoidance, with the introduction of ‘aggressive’ new measures. Find out more on our website.

Friday 16 March 2012

Chancellor 'considering cutting 50p tax rate' in forthcoming Budget

Chancellor George Osborne is considering abolishing the 50p top rate of income tax and is said to be discussing the issue with ministers today, ahead of next week’s Budget. Read the article here to find out more.

Thursday 15 March 2012

HMRC launches latest campaign to flush out unpaid tax

Online traders are being urged to settle any unpaid tax bills following the launch of a new campaign by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).  Find out more on our website.

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Chancellor to launch Budget consultation on 100-year 'super bonds'

Chancellor George Osborne is considering the introduction of new long-term bonds, which would not be repaid for 100 years or more.  Find out more here.

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Report calls for equal handling of tax disputes by HMRC

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) should be even-handed when managing tax disputes, regardless of the size of the company or tax bill involved, according to a group of MPs. Find out more on our website.

Friday 9 March 2012

Business groups express mixed views on tribunal reforms

Business groups have expressed mixed reactions to plans to reform the tribunal system, following the end of a Government consultation on the issue.  Find out more on our website.

Thursday 8 March 2012

Tax system for pensioners 'should be simplified'

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has called on the Government to make the tax system simpler for pensioners, and has suggested that the taxation of state pensions might end altogether.  Read the article to find out more.

Monday 5 March 2012

Small businesses encouraged to trade abroad

Small and medium-sized businesses are being urged to consider potential new markets abroad, as part of a Government drive to boost the UK economy.  Find out more and read the article here.

Friday 2 March 2012

Osborne facing renewed pressure over 50p tax rate

The Chancellor George Osborne is facing renewed pressure to scrap the 50p rate of income tax after businesses accused him of putting 'populist politics before sound economics'.  To find out more, read the article here.