The economy

Pre-Budget Report 2009: business reaction

Business groups greeted the Chancellor’s pre-Budget Report with a mixture of encouragement and dismay.

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Pre-Budget Report 2009: an overview

The Chancellor, Alistair Darling introduced a pre-election pre-Budget Report to the Commons that would, he said, “build a strong economy and a fair society”.

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'Increase' VAT to cut public finance gap

The government should consider a rise in the rate of VAT as a way of closing the gap in public finances.

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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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Pre-Budget Report must 'support' business investment

The Chancellor should use the pre-Budget Report to provide firms with the sort of financial environment necessary for progressive investment.

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Economy still contracting but at slower rate

The UK economy is still shrinking but at a more moderate rate.

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Firms finding it harder than ever to secure finance

Increasing numbers of small and medium-sized businesses are struggling to access the finance they need in order to grow.

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Trusts and executorships

Trusts are relatively easy and very tax efficient way to set aside assets for future beneficiaries outside of the inheritance tax net.

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Retirement strategies

Everyone hopes to maintain the same standard of living in retirement as they presently enjoy while working, but to achieve this requires considerable forward planning.

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