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Cash ISA rates lose their allure

Cash ISAs that were offering savers attractive returns just a few weeks ago are now being pegged back to lower interest rates.

Publicly funded small business scheme under review

The government has set up a review to examine whether a publicly backed venture capital fund is needed to help small, high growth firms with their financing.

Recession to cull numbers of top rate taxpayers

The economic downturn looks set to reduce dramatically the proportion of people who pay income tax at the 40 per cent rate.

Changes to advisory fuel rates for company cars

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced changes to the advisory fuel rates for company cars as of 1 July.

Government small business lending scheme wins support

The government’s main scheme for encouraging the banks to lend to SMEs during the recession has gained the backing of business groups.

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