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Budget 2009: business tax – help for loss-making firms

The Chancellor has extended a scheme aimed at helping loss-making firms ease their cashflow worries by enabling them to reclaim taxes paid on profits during the last three years.

Budget 2009: an outline summary

The Chancellor has delivered one of the most important Budgets in years against a backdrop of rising unemployment, soaring government borrowing and quite possibly the hardest hitting recession since the Second World War.

Budget must centre on private sector business, says BCC

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has argued that the Budget needs to focus on giving private sector businesses the freedom and flexibility needed to pull the economy out of recession.

Spending cuts and other predictions for the 2009 Budget

When Alistair Darling stands up in the House of Commons on 22 April, he will be delivering his Budget speech against the backdrop of one of the worst post-war recessions, if not the worst.

Employers reminded of annual return date

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that they need to file their Employer Annual Returns by 19 May.

Call for SME asset finance tax support

The Chancellor should use the Budget to provide small firms with greater scope for offsetting profits against money spent on equipment.

Business group urges automatic rates relief

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has called on the government to make the rates relief to which small firms are entitled automatic.

Tax breaks 'needed' to boost business investment

The Chancellor is being urged to use the forthcoming Budget to introduce tax measures that will encourage business investment.

Fuel tax increase ups the cost of petrol

The deferred increase in fuel duty has finally reached the petrol pumps.

Business rates rise to be staggered over three years

Businesses have been given a reprieve from the 5 per cent rates rise due this month.