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VAT rise hits consumer confidence

Consumer confidence plunged at its fastest rate in January on the back of the rise in VAT.

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Chancellor wants ideas for the Budget

The Chancellor, George Osborne has flagged up a new online portal, designed to elicit ideas from the public and from businesses for the forthcoming Budget.

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Small businesses coping with VAT increase

Small firms appear to have taken the recent hike in VAT in their stride.

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VAT loophole review could help smaller internet traders

The Treasury is to examine the running of a VAT tax relief which may be harming the competitiveness of smaller internet firms.

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Increase in Time to Pay rejections

There was an increase last year in the number of requests to defer business tax payments under the Time to Pay scheme that were refused by HM Revenue and Customs.

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VAT rise could put pressure on smaller firms

As many as one in three of small businesses will struggle to cope with the recent VAT rise, a new survey has claimed.

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Small businesses prepared to pay for tax simplification

Small business owners would be willing to dip into their own bank accounts in order to bring about a fairer and less complex tax system, a new survey has claimed.

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VAT and fuel duty pose greater threat to small firms than harsh winter

The severe weather has had an adverse affect on many small firms but not so significant as recent tax rises, a new study has claimed.

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Online VAT repayment returns will earn firms extra time

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have reassured firms that filing a repayment VAT return online will allow an extra seven days in which to submit the return.

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