Dropping VAT relief would not harm smaller traders, says business group

04 Mar 11

Closing a relief which allows larger firms to move off-shore in order to pay no VAT on items valued at £18 or less would benefit rather than hit smaller businesses, it has been claimed.

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Business record checks could be expensive for smaller firms

02 Mar 11

Plans by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to scrutinise the record keeping of smaller firms could prove costly for many enterprises, it has been claimed.

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Income tax and VAT receipts boost public finances

22 Feb 11

Public finances in January grew by the largest amount in over two years.

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VAT rise hits consumer confidence

16 Feb 11

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

08 Feb 11

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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