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Emergency Budget 2010: tough measures for tough times

Not for a political generation or two has a Budget generated such intense interest. Pre-announcements by the Coalition Government had prepared everyone for large-scale changes to the tax system and for deep public spending cuts.

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Emergency Budget 2010: support for businesses

The Chancellor addressed the problem that many smaller firms are experiencing when it comes to accessing credit.

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Venture capitalists join opposition to CGT increase

A leading private equity organisation has warned of the harm that any significant rise in capital gains tax may do to the economy.

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CGT change a 'risk' to employees and investment

As many as 200,000 vital business investors could be affected by a significant rise in capital gains tax, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has argued.

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Action promised on business lending

In his first major speech as Business Secretary, Vince Cable committed the government to taking a tougher line on parts of the banking system that have “not served enterprise in this country as well as they could”.

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