Business tax

Increases in business and personal tax pose a risk to the health of the UK economy, a survey has suggested.

A consultation has been launched on a £2 billion relief scheme aimed at helping businesses cope with rises in their rates bills.

The economy may be emerging from the depths of the recession but firms will still encounter difficulties on the road to recovery, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has said.

A leading business group has described new powers that will enable local authorities to charge additional rates as “deeply worrying”.

The UK’s small business sector is experiencing tentative signs of a recovery, according to a new survey.

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