Business tax

Fuel duty rises

The latest rise in fuel duty, which sees 2p added to the cost of a litre, has come into effect.

Businesses split over question of environmental taxes

Small businesses are divided over how effective green taxes are at promoting good environmental practices, a new survey has revealed.

Tax breaks would boost 'value' of operating leases

Tax breaks that are available to profitable businesses when buying equipment should be extended to those SMEs that take out new operating leases.

SME share scheme gets long-term EU support

A share scheme designed to help SMEs recruit and keep talented staff has been given the long-term backing of the European Commission.

Fall in tax receipts means VAT to rise as planned

There seems no prospect that the cut in VAT will be extended beyond the planned end of the year reversion to the old rate after it was revealed that tax revenues have fallen sharply.

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