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Local government plan to support smaller firms

Councils have promised to take a series of measures aimed at supporting local businesses through the economic downturn.

Business welcomes second bank bail out

Business groups have supported the government’s move to boost the credit market with a second multi-billion-pound bail out of the UK’s banks.

HMRC website tax error

Taxpayers, with tax owing of up to £2,000, are being advised that HM Revenue and Customs’ online tax return website contains a mistake.

Business Payment Support Scheme: detailed assessment

The Business Payment Support Scheme (BPSS) has a number of detailed technical consequences. These are discussed below.

Call to ease employment regulations

The government needs to review the burden imposed on employers by employment rules and regulations in order to tackle unemployment and to make sure the jobs market grows once the downturn is over.

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