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Higher tax band will 'dampen' the economy

The introduction of the new higher income tax rate will damage the economy, the TaxPayers’ Alliance has claimed.

Pay apprentices more, urges business group

Apprenticeships should be rewarded with a pay rise and should be given more government support, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has argued.

Last 'amnesty' for unpaid taxes on offshore accounts

People who have money in offshore accounts but have not disclosed the tax that may be owing are being given a second and final chance to settle their bills at a reduced penalty rate.

Businesses paying back deferred taxes

Businesses that delayed settling their tax bills under a scheme introduced by the government to help those struggling in the economic downturn are paying back the much of the money owed.

Banks get warning on small business lending

The UK’s major banks could be faced with a competition enquiry if they do not step up the level of lending to SMEs and reduce its cost.

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