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Charities to experience drop in corporate donations

23 Mar 09

Charities look set to suffer a sharp fall in the donations they receive from businesses.

Change to car benefit reporting on form P46

23 Mar 09

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that the rules on reporting car benefits change as from 6 April 2009.

VAT decision will be a 'tax on jobs'

20 Mar 09

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has expressed its dismay at learning that the government intends to go ahead with plans to drop the VAT staff hire concession as from 1 April.

Fraudsters target online banking

20 Mar 09

Online banking fraud rose by £30 million last year, according to new figures.

Budget must 'address' small business confidence

19 Mar 09

The 2009 Budget, which will be delivered on 22 April, must focus on improving business confidence, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said.