Business Tax

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tax changes from 6 April

The start of the new tax year on 6 April saw new tax and regulatory changes come into effect. Here are the headline measures affecting businesses and individuals.

Tax changes from 1 April

A host of new tax changes affecting businesses and individuals have come into effect on 1 April. Here is a quick breakdown of the changes and how they may affect you.

Government launches business rate review

A "wide-ranging" review of the English business rates system has been launched, Treasury officials have announced.

SMEs face billions in tax compliance costs

UK small and medium-sized businesses pay almost £10 billion in tax compliance costs each year, according to research by the Association of Accounting Technicians.

Local authorities want to set business rates

Local councils should have the power to set business rates, the Local Government Association (LGA) has told the Chancellor.

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