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Emergency Budget likely to see significant tax changes

The government has announced that the emergency Budget will be delivered on Tuesday 22 June.

Emergency Budget set for 22 June

The Chancellor, George Osborne, has announced that the emergency Budget will be delivered on Tuesday 22 June 2010.

Proposed capital gains tax changes prompt investor worries

Plans by the new government to increase capital gains tax in certain instances so that it more closely matches income tax have raised concerns among investor groups.

VAT increase may be on the agenda

The plans laid out by the new coalition government could mean a rise in taxes, with VAT a favourite target, experts have warned.

New national insurance contribution policy wins approval

The new government’s decision to drop the planned 1 per cent increase in national insurance contributions for large numbers of staff has been applauded by a leading business group.

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