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Fuel duty 'ranks' higher than national insurance as a worry

More people are concerned about the effect of increased fuel duty on petrol prices than they are about a possible rise in national insurance.

Parents more inclined to give sooner rather than later

Increasing numbers of parents are giving money in advance to their children rather than leaving them bequests in their wills as a means of saving on inheritance tax.

IR35 may be revised 'after' the election

Tax rules governing contractors and freelance workers may be due for an overhaul following the general election, a business group has claimed.

Think-tank warns on tax rises and spending cuts

A leading think-tank has argued that none of the three main political parties has ventured far enough in identifying the sort of spending cuts and tax rises that may be necessary to reduce the UK’s budget deficit.

HMRC helplines mired by tax code enquiries

The number of people ringing HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) about incorrect PAYE tax codings has meant that many callers are having to wait on hold for considerable periods.

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