Worries over tax rises 'denting' small business confidence

The prospect of tax increases in the emergency Budget is causing concern for small firms and hitting business confidence, a new survey has claimed.

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Changes to treatment of pay-per-click ads for charities

Charities have recently received good news from HMRC in a change to their policy on the VAT treatment of pay-per-click advertisements on sponsored links and other related services.

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Tax law process needs 'overhaul'

The way that changes to tax law are implemented needs to be improved.

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Budget must centre on 'spending cuts not tax increases'

The government needs to focus on spending cuts rather than increases in business taxes, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has urged in its pre-Budget submission to the Chancellor.

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Any VAT changes should be 'smart'

A leading UK retailer has called on the government to structure any rise in VAT in a “smart” way.

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Economic recovery remains 'fragile'

The UK’s economic recovery, although in progress, is fragile and could be put at risk by the eurozone debt crisis and turmoil in the financial markets, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned.

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VAT hike could 'harm' the economy

An increase in VAT to 20 per cent could lead to job losses and could have an adverse impact on the economy, a leading business group has claimed.

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Sports related services – changes to the VAT exemption

Following the ECJ judgment in Canterbury Hockey Club (C-253/07), there will be changes to the exemption for sports related services from 1 September 2010, mainly affecting affiliation fees from governing bodies to member clubs.

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Inflation and VAT concerns make life worse for savers

News that the UK consumer price index rate of inflation made a surprise jump to 3.7 per cent last month will add to the discomfort of the nation’s savers.

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