Business Tax

Local devolution popular among English businesses

More than 4 in 10 businesses in England are in favour of greater devolution of decision making to the local level, according to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce.

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Tax changes from 6 April

The start of the new tax year on 6 April saw new tax and regulatory changes come into effect. Here are the headline measures affecting businesses and individuals.

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Tax changes from 1 April

A host of new tax changes affecting businesses and individuals have come into effect on 1 April. Here is a quick breakdown of the changes and how they may affect you.

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Government launches business rate review

A "wide-ranging" review of the English business rates system has been launched, Treasury officials have announced.

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SMEs face billions in tax compliance costs

UK small and medium-sized businesses pay almost £10 billion in tax compliance costs each year, according to research by the Association of Accounting Technicians.

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Local authorities want to set business rates

Local councils should have the power to set business rates, the Local Government Association (LGA) has told the Chancellor.

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Firms call for business rates reform

More than 100 of Britain’s biggest businesses have called on political parties to reform the business rates system.

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Scottish government urged to support business

The Scottish government should do more to keep the cost of doing business down, the Scottish Retail Consortium has said.

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MPs call for business rates reform

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has concluded that the current business rates system is "not fit for purpose" and urged the Government to address its "fundamental flaws".

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