Business Tax

Taxes should promote 'green economy'

The government should use taxation to push the economy towards a more environment friendly basis.

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Too soon to judge business rates support scheme

A scheme designed to help businesses cope with increases in business rates may need more time to have an effect.

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A 'difficult' year ahead for employment

Employment conditions are expected to remain difficult throughout 2010 as businesses continue to struggle with weak demand.

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Broadband tax could have bigger impact on smaller firms

Small businesses may end up paying more under the government’s proposed landline duty than their larger counterparts.

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'Time to pay' scheme might become more demanding

Firms that want to agree an extended timetable for paying their tax bills under the Business Payment Support Service might be faced with more stringent questioning from HM Revenue and Customs.

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Rise in national insurance contributions could pressure wages

The Chancellor’s decision to increase national insurance contributions might see a squeeze on wages, a think tank has warned.

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Government presses the case for greener company cars

Companies that invest in conventional petrol-driven cars will see a slight increase in taxes after the pre-Budget Report.

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Environmental levies may rise for some firms

An amendment to the climate change levy could mean that some larger businesses pay more in green taxes.

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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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