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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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General election result leaves smaller firms uneasy

A substantial number of small businesses would like to see another general election six months from now in the hope it will produce a clearer mandate for one party to govern, a new poll has suggested.

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Firms finding it more difficult to defer VAT payments

Increasing numbers of firms are being refused the chance to defer their VAT payments under the Time to Pay scheme.

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General Election 2010: a hung Parliament

With no party capable of commanding an overall majority in the House of Commons, here is a brief recapitulation of what each of the main parties has promised on business, tax and the economy.

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