Business development

Pre-Budget Report 2009: business tax

To the relief of smaller firms, the Chancellor has deferred the planned rise in the rate of small companies’ corporation tax.

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Pre-Budget Report 2009: business support

The Chancellor used the opportunity of the pre-Budget Report to commit the government to providing support for businesses during the economic recovery.

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Pre-Budget Report 2009: VAT

Changes to the flat rate VAT scheme have been announced in the pre-Budget Report.

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Training and skills 'central' to economic recovery

Help with skills training for small firms should be central to any government employment plans announced in the pre-Budget Report.

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Business support schemes to get 'new lease' in pre-Budget Report

It is expected that the Chancellor, Alistair Darling will use the pre-Budget Report to extend schemes designed to support businesses through the economic downturn.

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Innovation seeing small firms through the recession

Many small businesses have been able to negotiate the recession by creating new products and services, but still need support through tax cuts, a major new survey has claimed.

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Business groups' wish lists for the pre-Budget Report

Over the past weeks, business organisations have been submitting their recommendations to the Chancellor ahead of the pre-Budget Report.

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Pensions could suffer if entrepreneurs shy from occupational schemes

Plans by the government to cut pension tax relief for high earners could have an adverse effect on workplace pension schemes, it has been warned.

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Tax incentives and better regulation 'help' green policies

Tax breaks and a simplification of both regulations and information can help encourage more small firms to embrace environment friendly policies, a new survey has revealed.

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