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Taxpayers get self-assessment reminder

Self-assessment taxpayers are being reminded that the date for filing their returns is looming.

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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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Less impact for stamp duty holiday than forecast

The slowdown in the property market has meant that the stamp duty ‘holiday’ introduced by the government has not had quite the impact forecast for it.

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Time running out for offshore disclosures

People with undisclosed funds held in offshore accounts are being reminded that they have only a few days left in which to take advantage of a reduced penalty rate on the taxes owing.

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Savers could be hampering economic recovery

The number of households that are using their money to pay down debts or to boost their savings is on the increase and could be having an adverse effect on the economic recovery.

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Inflation rise puts savings under greater pressure

A combination of low interest rates and rising inflation means that savers are likely to see even poorer returns on their money.

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Rise in national insurance contributions could pressure wages

The Chancellor’s decision to increase national insurance contributions might see a squeeze on wages, a think tank has warned.

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Chancellor leaves gap between CGT and income tax untouched

Contrary to the expectations of some commentators, the Chancellor chose not to make any changes to the rate of capital gains tax in the pre-Budget Report.

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Pre-Budget Report 2009: an overview

The Chancellor, Alistair Darling introduced a pre-election pre-Budget Report to the Commons that would, he said, “build a strong economy and a fair society”.

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