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End of tax year looms

30 Mar 09

Taxpayers are being reminded that they have only until Friday to prepare for the end of the tax year.

Red tape costs Scottish companies an extra £600 million

30 Mar 09

The burden of complying with regulations for Scottish companies went up by £600 million in 2008, according to estimates by the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

Flexible working rights to be extended

27 Mar 09

As from 6 April, parents with children aged up to 16 will have the right to request flexible working, the government has confirmed.

Stamp duty needs reform

27 Mar 09

The government should raise the threshold for stamp duty in order to aid the recovery of the housing market.

Make time your servant not your master

27 Mar 09

How to manage your working time more efficiently.