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Call for Budget to 'review' flat rate VAT

The government has been urged to look at the issue of flat rate VAT charges in the forthcoming Budget.

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Complicated tax rules 'stifle' business growth

Three out of four small firms would be better placed to develop their businesses if the tax regime were simpler, a new survey has claimed.

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Broadband tax would be 'regressive' say MPs

Plans to introduce a broadband tax of 50 pence a month on all fixed-line phones have been criticised by a House of Commons committee.

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Tax date likely to see increase in deferred payment requests

The government’s scheme to help businesses that are struggling to pay their tax bills could see a rise in requests to delay payments as the self-assessment date approaches.

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Businesses still deferring tax payments

A scheme designed to provide firms facing short-term financial problems with more time to pay their tax bills is still attracting applications.

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Consultation begins on broadband tax

Plans for a proposed new levy aimed at raising funds to boost the UK’s broadband network have gone out to consultation.

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Clampdown promised on minimum wage evasion

A new HM Revenue and Customs team has been set up to tackle the problem of employers who breach the rules on the national minimum wage.

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Taxes should promote 'green economy'

The government should use taxation to push the economy towards a more environment friendly basis.

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Too soon to judge business rates support scheme

A scheme designed to help businesses cope with increases in business rates may need more time to have an effect.

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A 'difficult' year ahead for employment

Employment conditions are expected to remain difficult throughout 2010 as businesses continue to struggle with weak demand.

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