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SMEs face billions in tax compliance costs

UK small and medium-sized businesses pay almost £10 billion in tax compliance costs each year, according to research by the Association of Accounting Technicians.

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Local authorities want to set business rates

Local councils should have the power to set business rates, the Local Government Association (LGA) has told the Chancellor.

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Firms call for business rates reform

More than 100 of Britain’s biggest businesses have called on political parties to reform the business rates system.

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Scottish government urged to support business

The Scottish government should do more to keep the cost of doing business down, the Scottish Retail Consortium has said.

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MPs call for business rates reform

The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has concluded that the current business rates system is "not fit for purpose" and urged the Government to address its "fundamental flaws".

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Tax evasion campaign launched

HM Revenue & Customs has unveiled an advertising campaign tackling tax evaders who hold money in offshore accounts.

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Retailers propose business rates reform

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has published a set of ideas to reform the business rates system.

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300,000 retailers could benefit from rates discount

A raft of measures designed to boost high streets and local economies has been announced by Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles.

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Scottish business rate rises capped at two per cent

Scottish business rates will increase by a below-inflation two per cent in 2014, the country's Finance Secretary John Swinney has announced.

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