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Energy efficiency 'could save Scottish business £239 million a year'

According to energy saving experts at the Carbon Trust, Scottish businesses have the potential to save over £239 million a year through implementing cost effective carbon reduction measures.

Health and safety should be treated seriously by smaller firms

Small businesses are being urged to be mindful of complying with the rules on health and safety ahead of the publication of a new official strategy.

Pensions tax relief measures need to be reconsidered

Pension industry groups are warning that government plans to cut the tax relief available to higher earners on their pension contributions could have an adverse impact on the whole savings and retirement system.

Important issues to remember when deregistering from VAT

Deregistration from VAT is often a fairly straightforward process. However, there are some important aspects to bear in mind which, if misunderstood, could prove costly.

Employers urged to avoid late-filing penalties for annual returns

Firms have been reminded by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that the date for submitting their 2008-09 employer annual returns has passed but that they could still avoid late-filing penalties.

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