Business tax

Chancellor announces pre-Budget Report date

Alistair Darling, the Chancellor, will deliver his pre-Budget Report for 2009 on Wednesday 9 December.

Chancellor called on to drop IR35 rules

Alistair Darling has been urged to scrap the IR35 regime.

Businesses get guidance on corporate giving

The government has issued a new guide detailing the tax incentives open to businesses that make donations to charities.

HMRC announces 'light touch' approach to VAT rate change

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said that it will apply a ‘light touch’ if businesses make mistakes on their returns following the forthcoming change in the standard rate of VAT.

Start-again firms 'facing' VAT bills

Businesses that start up gain after they have collapsed are, in some cases, being met with demands for significant up-front VAT payments, it has been claimed.

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