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Chancellor Gordon Brown Presents 11th Annual Budget

Conservative rebels are preparing to unite with Labour MPs to block a proposed hike in corporation tax from 19 per

February 25, 2021
The FCA is seeking clarity on business interruption insurance

An investigation into a trader involved in cum-ex transactions has been stopped, after a judge questioned the FCA’s apparent lack

February 24, 2021

Business leaders have predicted greater tax enforcement in the next three years, as governments look to balance their books following

February 23, 2021

Self-employed get tax reprieve as HMRC delays first surcharge on unpaid self-assessment debt

February 19, 2021
General Election - Economy

By any standards, 2020 was an unprecedented year for businesses and households alike. The uncertainty around our future relationship with

February 15, 2021

The UK’s financial services sector paid a record £75.6bn in tax last year, according to a new report. The sector’s

February 12, 2021
UK unemployment rate to rise when Rishi Sunak's furlough scheme ends

Chancellor Rishi Sunak is said to have agreed to maintain the Tories’ so-called triple tax lock at next month’s Budget,

February 2, 2021

EU competition enforcers are filing to overturn a verdict which they claim was a legal mistake when it abandoned an

February 1, 2021
ir35 reform

HMRC will not levy a late fine on those who file their tax return by 28 February 2021. The deadline

January 25, 2021

The value of penalties imposed by HMRC has doubled in the last six months, with November up nearly 100 per

January 20, 2021
city moves

Snakes and Ladders provides a roundup of the most important hires and job moves across the City, every Wednesday afternoon. Email to

January 13, 2021

The UK’s capital gains tax (CGT) bill has hit £10.1bn, up more than fourfold from £2.5bn a decade earlier, prompting

December 23, 2020

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