Government Announcements

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.

The government details its plans for tax and business

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government has spelled out its policies in a number of areas.

Business welcomes coalition government

The business community has broadly welcomed the formation of the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat government as an important step towards offering stability and certainty.

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