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Parking space tax would 'hit' businesses

Firms could be facing a huge tax bill on their car parking spaces if a new levy goes ahead, it has been claimed.

Consultation begins on taxpayers’ charter

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has published a draft of a taxpayers’ charter and is inviting the views of the public and businesses on it.

More lending not just cheaper borrowing, business urges

The Bank of England’s decision to lower interest rates to a new historic low of 1 per cent has been met with a mixed reaction from the business community.

Small businesses encouraged to pitch for government contracts

Small firms are being urged to tender for public sector contracts and to make use of a government website that advertises projects suitable for smaller enterprises.

More employers should consider apprenticeships

A leading business group has argued that greater numbers of small firms should look at the benefits that taking on apprentices may have to offer.

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