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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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Pre-Budget Report 2009: VAT

Changes to the flat rate VAT scheme have been announced in the pre-Budget Report.

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'Increase' VAT to cut public finance gap

The government should consider a rise in the rate of VAT as a way of closing the gap in public finances.

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HMRC reminds businesses of VAT online filing changes

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has sent a letter to VAT registered businesses reminding them to prepare for some important changes to the way that returns must be filed from next April.

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Business groups' wish lists for the pre-Budget Report

Over the past weeks, business organisations have been submitting their recommendations to the Chancellor ahead of the pre-Budget Report.

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VAT online service gets update

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has said that its VAT online service has been updated in preparation for the new rules coming into force next April.

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Give smaller firms supportive tax cuts

The government should lighten the tax burden on smaller businesses if it wants to promote economic recovery, a business group has argued.

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VAT cut gets only modest response

The temporary reduction in VAT has only had a moderate effect on consumers, a poll has found.

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