Government Announcements

The government is proposing to scrap the default retirement age of 65 by October 2011.

The Treasury has issued nine consultation papers on various aspects of the personal and business tax system in what amounts to a far-reaching overhaul of the entire regime.

Businesses have been warned that they could see a steep rise in energy costs over the coming years.

Banks could face possible tax sanctions if they fail to boost lending to smaller businesses.

The government has launched a review examining how best to raise skills levels among the UK workforce.

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