Budget

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has urged the Chancellor to ensure this really is a 'Budget for jobs' by keeping people in work through a cut in employers' national

In one of those odd twists of fate that nobody could predict, Mark Lee, AccountingWEB.co.uk's guest practice editor for March has really started something!

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We have had an extension of the loss carry back rules before when the economy is under pressure, but I suspect none so well timed in the announcement than this.

The chancellor's sudden decision to change the standard rate of VAT from 17.5% to 15% from Monday 1 December has triggered a flurry of activity and anguish in the financial software industry.

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I have been assuming everyone else had worked this out, but the press coverage I was expecting hasn't appeared, so here's my take: the PBR has support for the banking sector written all over it!

Breaking opinion and analysis on the Pre-Budget Report. Karen Thompson of the Institute of Payroll Professionals examines the effects on payroll.

The long awaited information on the new capital allowances rules for cars is now available.

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The key small business measures to watch out for include the following:

Corporation tax rate

The announcement that the planned increase in the small company rate of corporation tax was to be deferred for a year was welcome news for smaller businesses.

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