Business Tax

Awareness and uptake in government investment schemes uneven

The system of claiming tax relief on investments should be used by the government to make investment easier and realise the potential of existing schemes, a new report by the Institute of Directors argues.

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Advisory fuel rates change

The rates that apply to fuel cost for company cars have changed as of 1 September 2015.

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Tax on large firms to fund apprenticeships

A new tax will be levied on large companies to help deliver the government's target of 3 million new apprenticeships by 2020, the Chancellor announced during the summer Budget statement.

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Summer Budget must provide stability and certainty, says CBI

The chancellor should use the Summer Budget on 8 July to ensure that businesses of all sizes have the stability they need to drive growth, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said.

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HMRC relaxes PAYE late filing penalties

HMRC will begin relaxing automatic late filing penalties for people who send PAYE information late, officials have indicated.

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Business rates review must create 'fair' system, says CBI

The government's ongoing business rate review must aim to create a 'simple, fair and competitive system', the Confederation of British Industry has said.

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Government plans unveiled in Queen's Speech

The government has revealed its legislative goals for the next Parliament in the Queen's Speech. Here's a summary of the key bills affecting businesses.

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Directors call for fiscal discipline

The majority of company directors want the government to press ahead and achieve a budget surplus by the end of the parliament, an Institute of Directors member survey has found.

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SMEs want more simplicity and stability

More than a quarter of SMEs say that simplifying the PAYE system should be the new government's number one immediate priority, according to a survey by Bibby Financial Services.

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Business rates reform pledged by political parties

As the 2015 general election campaign kicks into high gear, party leaders are urgently trying to secure the small business vote.

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