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Change back to old VAT rate should be 'delayed'

The government should consider switching the date on which the standard rate of VAT moves from 15 per cent to its former level of 17.5 per cent.

Taxpayers warned over refund email scams

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has warned taxpayers to be on their guard against fraudulent emails promising them a tax rebate.

Trade credit insurance scheme starts up

Businesses that are facing cuts in the level of available credit insurance cover can begin to make use of a new government support scheme from 1 May.

Tax Charter clause 'very welcome'

An enabling clause should give taxpayers a greater stake in the planned Tax Charter.

Wages decline at record rate

Average weekly earnings fell by 5.8 per cent in February, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has reported.

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