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Important changes to the tax system

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding taxpayers that a number of important new measures are due to come into effect in April.

Small businesses could fail to 'qualify' for Scotland’s rate relief

From 1 April 2009, the Scottish Government’s Small Business Bonus Scheme will allow businesses with premises worth up to £8,000 to pay no rates at all.

Tax breaks would help tackle the recession, says FSB

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the Chancellor to introduce tax reliefs for businesses in the forthcoming Budget.

End of tax year looms

Taxpayers are being reminded that they have only until Friday to prepare for the end of the tax year.

Red tape costs Scottish companies an extra £600 million

The burden of complying with regulations for Scottish companies went up by £600 million in 2008, according to estimates by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

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