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Capital allowances loophole closed

The government has bought forward the closure of a loophole that allowed businesses to accelerate capital allowances claims for plant and machinery and obtain advantageous early tax relief. The change was announced on 12 August…

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Posted on: 12th September 2011

SMEs access to equity finance eased

Small businesses are set to be able to access equity finance more cheaply and effectively with early changes to European regulatory measures. Two amendments to the EU Prospectus Directive have…

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Posted on: 12th September 2011

Students urged to save on summer job tax

Students are being reminded that they may not have to pay any  tax on the money they make from summer jobs. Many college and university…

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Posted on: 11th August 2011

Conciliation service helps to head off more tribunals

Conciliation service Acas helped to prevent more than 13,000 workplace disputes between individuals and their employers from reaching an employment tribunal, its latest annual report has shown. The report for…

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Posted on: 11th August 2011

Information chief ‘disappointed’ at data protection checks take-up

Businesses should be more willing to undergo data protection audits, says the Information Commissioner. The warning came as figures published in the Information Commissioner’s Office…

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Posted on: 11th August 2011

Businesses offered advice on reducing risk abroad

A new service has been launched to help UK companies learn about the security and business risks in 90 markets…

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Posted on: 11th August 2011

UK leads on foreign investment

A new report has shown that the UK is the top destination for foreign direct investment in Europe and the third worldwide. The World Investment…

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Posted on: 11th August 2011

Retail rules to be relaxed in Red Tape Challenge victory

Retailers’ lives are set to be made easier after the government said more than 160 regulations would be simplified or…

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Posted on: 11th August 2011

Tax specialists issue PAYE warning

Tax experts say there could be “grave consequences” unless problems with the PAYE system are resolved before the introduction of a new system. The Low Incomes Tax Reform Group (LITRG), an initiative of the Chartered…

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Posted on: 11th August 2011

Businesses asked for views on tax and NI merger

The government is asking businesses for their views on integrating the income tax and national insurance contributions (NIC) systems. Its call to evidence, a preliminary…

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Posted on: 11th August 2011

Taxpayers hit by HMRC hold-up

Around 500,000 people who complete self assessment tax returns will have to wait longer than normal to find out how…

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Posted on: 11th August 2011

VAT Rule Breakers Targeted

June 2011 HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has announced it is to target individuals and businesses who are trading above the VAT threshold but have not registered for VAT in a new drive against rule…

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Posted on: 16th June 2011