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Budget 2009

The Chancellor, Alistair Darling will deliver his 2009 Budget statement to the House of Commons at 12.30pm on 22 April.

Short-time working 'deserves' government support

Business groups and unions have called on the government to implement a temporary short-time working scheme across the UK in the forthcoming Budget.

Employers reminded of annual return date

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that they need to file their Employer Annual Returns by 19 May.

Small firms must have fairer chance sooner to win public contracts

The Chancellor should bring forward plans designed to help more small businesses win government contracts in the Budget, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said.

Businesses warned on recession-driven fraud

Fraud is becoming an increasing risk for smaller businesses during the recession.

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