Business Tax

Advisory fuel rates change

The rates that apply to fuel cost for company cars have changed as of 1 September 2015.

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Tax on large firms to fund apprenticeships

A new tax will be levied on large companies to help deliver the government's target of 3 million new apprenticeships by 2020, the Chancellor announced during the summer Budget statement.

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Summer Budget must provide stability and certainty, says CBI

The chancellor should use the Summer Budget on 8 July to ensure that businesses of all sizes have the stability they need to drive growth, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has said.

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HMRC relaxes PAYE late filing penalties

HMRC will begin relaxing automatic late filing penalties for people who send PAYE information late, officials have indicated.

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Business rates review must create 'fair' system, says CBI

The government's ongoing business rate review must aim to create a 'simple, fair and competitive system', the Confederation of British Industry has said.

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Government plans unveiled in Queen's Speech

The government has revealed its legislative goals for the next Parliament in the Queen's Speech. Here's a summary of the key bills affecting businesses.

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Directors call for fiscal discipline

The majority of company directors want the government to press ahead and achieve a budget surplus by the end of the parliament, an Institute of Directors member survey has found.

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SMEs want more simplicity and stability

More than a quarter of SMEs say that simplifying the PAYE system should be the new government's number one immediate priority, according to a survey by Bibby Financial Services.

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Business rates reform pledged by political parties

As the 2015 general election campaign kicks into high gear, party leaders are urgently trying to secure the small business vote.

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Local devolution popular among English businesses

More than 4 in 10 businesses in England are in favour of greater devolution of decision making to the local level, according to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce.

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