The UK's main business lobby organisations have released their budget submissions ahead of next week's budget and reducing the tax burden tops their lists of demands.
In separate submissions, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Institute of Directors (IoD) all urged Gordon Brown to make slashing the burden of taxation his top priority next Wednesday.
The groups complained that high taxes are damaging the competitiveness of the UK companies compared to their international counterparts.
Leading the charge was the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) ' the UK's largest business lobby organisation ' which claimed that rather than reducing business costs, the government is actually increasing them.
CBI research showed the overall tax burden...