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Renting out accommodation during the Olympics? Check the Tax Rules first

15/03/2011

Renting out accommodation during the Olympics?


 

Tax confusion hampers entrepreneurship, report shows

14/03/2011

Regulation, specifically taxation and employment law, hampers decision making and entrepreneurship. This is according to the latest series of Transitions reports carried out by UK based BDO, the world’s fifth accountancy network.


 

India's trillion-dollar infrastructure presents opportunities for British business

14/03/2011

As India plans to spend US$ 1 trillion on infrastructure development over the next five years, the Minister for Trade and Investment Lord Green is in Delhi today, with a UK rail mission, helping British firms seek out new business opportunities.


 

Business group strives to end VAT evasion loophole

14/03/2011

The Federation of Small Businesses has called upon EU officials to ensure that the UK Government brings to an end the abuse of Low Value Consignment Relief VAT evasion.


 

Bank of Japan looks to boost faltering economy

14/03/2011

As the fallout from the Japanese earthquake continues the Bank of Japan (BOJ) have moved to stabilise the financial markets with an unprecedented 15 trillion yen (£114 billion) injection of cash.


 

Unclear terms and conditions put small enterprises into debt risk

14/03/2011

Debt collection agency Daniels Silverman warns many small and medium sized enterprises are vulnerable to payment disputes because of ineffective terms and conditions.


 

Report into Government efficiency published

11/03/2011

4.4 million Public Sector staff were paid an estimated £164 billion, or some 23% of total government expenditure. Half a million of these worked directly for central government as the Civil Service, at a cost of £16.4 billion, with 25% earning in excess of £30,000 a year, according to the latest report from the National Audit Office


 

Mortgage lending plummets

11/03/2011

An unusual combination of factors led to a 26% fall in house purchase lending in January, according to new data from the Council of Mortgage Lenders


 

Cut fuel duty or damage Britain's standard of living, pertol retailers' head urges

11/03/2011

“It remains a mystery and a disappointment” writes RMI petrol retailers’ association head Brian Madderson, in a letter to Chancellor George Osborne


 

Interest rate decision: leading economists comment

10/03/2011

Reacting to the Bank of England's decision to maintain interest rates at the lowered 0.5% for a record 24 consecutive months, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce; Ian McCafferty, Chief Economic Adviser to the CBI; and UK200Group members Jonathon Russel and David Ingall comment.