Budget

Alistair Darling has delivered his first budget as chancellor in the House of Commons. Read our summary of the main points of the speech.

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VAT changes in the Budget small print were largely as expected.

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Alistair Darling has announced that an extra £60m will be spent on improving skills levels of the country's workforce.

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Having decided not to introduce any reforms to the national insurance contributions regime in his November pre-budget report, Alistair Darling's 2008 budget instead included a consultation document

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Following forecasts of a general slow down in the UK’s economy Alastair Darling will not be giving too much away in his first budget on Wednesday.

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An overview of main changes coming to the CGT regime on 6th April 2008 with some of the planning pitfalls to take into consideration prior to the new regime and beyond.

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Is it actually possible to measure efficiency savings? The Public Accounts Committee have cast major doubt over the Treasury’s claims.

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Poor old small business! The Pre-Budget Report does not give much encouragement to do anything other than sell up, it seems. Where did things all go so badly wrong?

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Capital Gains Tax (CGT) is going to be reformed for individuals, trustees and personal representatives, but not for companies. New measures will apply from 6th April 2008.

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