Business tax

The European Commission (EC) is investigating the feasibility of a carbon tax on road fuel in an effort to reduce emissions.

There is room to make the UK tax system more business-friendly, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has claimed.

The government has been called on to do everything it can to help business in the forthcoming pre-Budget Report.

Companies House has said that its services will be affected for a short period of time as it alters its systems to deal with the final implementation of the Companies Act 2006.

Plans for curbing the effects of increases in business rates, due next April, are not sufficiently far-reaching, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has said.

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