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Pre-Budget Report 2009: personal tax

One of the major announcements in Alistair Darling’s pre-Budget Report was the decision to raise employers’ and employees’ national insurance contributions.

Property price increases may need 'tax' controls

A member of the Bank of England’s rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee has suggested that taxation may be needed to curb future boom-bust fluctuations in the UK housing and commercial property market.

What could the pre-Budget Report include?

A brief look at the options open to the Chancellor in his pre-Budget Report.

Pensions could suffer if entrepreneurs shy from occupational schemes

Plans by the government to cut pension tax relief for high earners could have an adverse effect on workplace pension schemes, it has been warned.

Rise in inheritance tax threshold may be frozen

Plans to exclude more homeowners from inheritance tax charges may become a victim of the effects of the recession, it has been suggested.

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