Personal Tax

Call to drop fuel duty increases

Planned rises in fuel duty should be scrapped, a business group has urged.

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Time pressures see three new taxes dropped

Three taxes introduced in the Budget last month have been dropped from the Finance Bill because of time constraints.

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Tax changes mark start of new financial year

A series of tax changes have signalled the beginning of a new financial year.

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Pension tax relief measures will add to employer costs

The government’s decision to go ahead with plans to impose restrictions on pensions tax relief for higher earners will create administrative burdens for employers, it has been argued.

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Reform the tax system to 'rebalance' the economy

The UK’s tax regime requires a major overhaul if the economy is to be balanced and competitive.

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ISA changes receive muted welcome

The announcement in the Budget that the limits on ISA accounts are to rise in line with inflation has been met with a mixed reception.

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Budget 2010: an overview

“This will be a Budget to secure the recovery, tackle borrowing and invest in our industrial future” was how the Chancellor, Alistair Darling summed up the last Budget before the next general election.

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Budget 2010: business tax

The Chancellor had been offering some strong hints that the Budget would include measures to help smaller firms in particular.

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Budget 2010: personal tax

Perhaps the most eye-catching announcement of Alistair Darling’s 2010 Budget was the move to raise the stamp duty threshold for first-time buyers.

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