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Broadband tax 'set' to become law

Plans to introduce a tax on landline telephones in order to fund the development of faster broadband links could become law within a year.

More must be done to soften impact of business rates rise

Plans for curbing the effects of increases in business rates, due next April, are not sufficiently far-reaching, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said.

Recovery ahead, but VAT rise could dampen spending

The UK economy is on course to emerge from the recession in the second half of the year, the CBI has predicted in its latest forecast.

HMRC changes self-assessment registration for those not self-employed

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced a change to the way that taxpayers who are not self-employed register for self-assessment.

New helpline set up for vulnerable workers

Employees who are experiencing illegal working terms and conditions now have a single helpline to call in order to seek advice about their rights.

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