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CBI publishes tax principles for businesses

A statement of principles that sets out steps UK businesses should take in order to improve the transparency and understanding of their tax affairs has been published by the Confederation of British Industry.

SMEs 'fear' returns and the taxman, says report

Small businesses worry about filling in tax returns correctly and dealing with HMRC, according to a report carried out for the tax authority.

3p rise in fuel duty is postponed

The Government has announced the 3p rise in fuel duty, planned for August, will not go ahead this year.

Charities, pasties and caravans: Chancellor makes series of Budget U-turns

Chancellor George Osborne has dropped plans to limit the amount of tax relief on charitable giving, after listening to the concerns of charities.

EU trends show corporate and personal tax rates are on the up

The average standard VAT rates in the European Union's 27 countries have risen dramatically since 2008, a new report into taxation trends by the European Commission has found.

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