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Business support must not 'fall victim' to spending cuts

The government has announced that the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) is to lose £836 million from its budget as part of an initial £6 billion of spending cuts.

Promise to review IR35 is 'welcome'

An organisation representing contractors has welcomed the government’s decision to review the IR35 tax system.

Coalition government unveils fuller set of business-related policies

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government has published a broader account of the measures it intends to take in a number of areas.

Chancellor planning long-term cuts in corporation tax

The Chancellor, George Osborne has pledged that the government will simplify the business tax system and will introduce a five-year plan to reduce corporation tax.

New 'anxieties' over plans to raise CGT

Unease over government plans to raise the rate of capital gains tax for non-business assets seems to be growing.

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