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Government should 'drop' parking tax law

A leading business group has petitioned the government to scrap legislation which allows local authorities to charge a tax on business car parking spaces.

Small firms to get support on regulation compliance

The government has announced that it is to set up a pilot scheme aimed at helping smaller businesses comply with health and safety and employment rules.

Chancellor urged to delay date set for VAT increase

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said that the planned date for the restoration of the old rate of VAT will come at the worst possible time for businesses.

Ten years of 'harm' caused by IR35 tax, says group

The tenth anniversary of IR35 tax rules has been marked by a call to abolish the legislation.

European court rules in favour of UK retirement age

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has judged that the UK’s retirement age of 65 does not contravene EU regulations.

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