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New air taxes come on stream

The cost of flying has risen after the introduction of the first of two new sets of air duty.

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Don't cut spending at expense of business support, says FPB

The government should not reduce its support for businesses when it comes to deciding where public spending cuts must be made but should do more to ease the tax burden on smaller firms.

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Business tax rises will 'push up' unemployment

The government has been urged not to impose additional taxes on smaller businesses.

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Think-tank proposes green taxes to combat climate change

The UK’s tax system requires £150 billion worth of green taxes if the country is to play its part in curbing carbon emissions, it has been argued.

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Tax changes would help support economic recovery

The Chancellor has been urged ahead of his pre-Budget Report to introduce changes to the tax system as a way of helping to stimulate economic growth.

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Paper VAT returns on their way out

Filing VAT returns on paper should be a thing of the past as from 2012.

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Consultation launched on new paternity leave plans

The government has published its consultation document on plans to extend paid paternity leave.

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New carbon reduction plans 'friendlier' to businesses

Business groups have given a guarded welcome to the government’s response to its consultation on the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme.

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EU considers carbon tax for vehicles

The European Commission (EC) is investigating the feasibility of a carbon tax on road fuel in an effort to reduce emissions.

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Tax system could be more helpful to business

There is room to make the UK tax system more business-friendly, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has claimed.

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