Corporation tax

Small businesses question impact of the Budget

While the Budget may not have any adverse effects, small businesses have voiced scepticism over the benefits it will deliver, according to a recent snapshot survey.

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Budget 2011: business reaction (I)

By and large, business groups extended a welcome to the Budget, but some expressed doubts about whether the Chancellor had done enough to stimulate a private sector led recovery.

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Budget 2011: generating growth

Last year the spending cuts and the tax rises; this year renewal and recovery. That had long been the message offered by the Government in the approach to its second Budget, and the Chancellor, George Osborne was quick to assert the positive outlook of his statement.

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Budget 2011: main rate of corporation tax to be cut

There was good news for larger firms in the Chancellor's second Budget as he announced a further cut in corporation tax. As part of the Government's strategy for growth, Mr Osborne said that the main rate of corporation tax will be reduced by 2 per cent as from April 2011.

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New regulation date looms

Each year, the government introduces regulatory changes affecting businesses on two common commencement dates. These dates are 6 April and 1 October.

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Tax cuts needed to boost business

The Budget must contain the promise of tax cuts if the UK is to escape the perception that it is a high tax economy.

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Changes to tax aimed at helping smaller firms

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has set out plans for easing the tax burden that many small enterprises face.

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Tax rates and allowances

An up-to-date, easy to view summary of all 2018/19 main tax rates, allowances, exemptions and available deductions.

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