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Review of IR35 'long overdue'

The IR35 regime requires a comprehensive review, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has said.

Chancellor urges banks to up business lending

The Chancellor, George Osborne has called on the UK’s banks to improve the level of access that smaller firms have to finance.

Compulsory retirement age to be retired

The government is proposing to scrap the default retirement age of 65 by October 2011.

Government publishes a raft of tax consultations

The Treasury has issued nine consultation papers on various aspects of the personal and business tax system in what amounts to a far-reaching overhaul of the entire regime.

Prospect of rise in energy costs for business

Businesses have been warned that they could see a steep rise in energy costs over the coming years.

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