Business Tax

Paper VAT returns on their way out

Filing VAT returns on paper should be a thing of the past as from 2012.

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Consultation launched on new paternity leave plans

The government has published its consultation document on plans to extend paid paternity leave.

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New carbon reduction plans 'friendlier' to businesses

Business groups have given a guarded welcome to the government’s response to its consultation on the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme.

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EU considers carbon tax for vehicles

The European Commission (EC) is investigating the feasibility of a carbon tax on road fuel in an effort to reduce emissions.

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Tax system could be more helpful to business

There is room to make the UK tax system more business-friendly, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has claimed.

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Make business rate relief automatic and extend lending scheme

The government has been called on to do everything it can to help business in the forthcoming pre-Budget Report.

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Companies House to run limited services during system change

Companies House has said that its services will be affected for a short period of time as it alters its systems to deal with the final implementation of the Companies Act 2006.

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More must be done to soften impact of business rates rise

Plans for curbing the effects of increases in business rates, due next April, are not sufficiently far-reaching, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said.

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Government to clamp down on tax non-compliance

The Treasury has signalled its intention to act against those who do not comply with the UK’s tax laws.

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Let business fuel the recovery, government told

Businesses must be given the freedom to create jobs and to drive the economy, a leading business group has said.

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