Personal tax

“This will be a Budget to secure the recovery, tackle borrowing and invest in our industrial future” was how the Chancellor, Alistair Darling summed up the last Budget before the next general election.

Alistair Darling has said that the upcoming Budget won’t be delivering a pre-election giveaway.

The government has been urged to look at the issue of flat rate VAT charges in the forthcoming Budget.

The tax system for people in retirement has been described as being too complex, and, as a result, too many older people overpay their taxes.

Plans to introduce a broadband tax of 50 pence a month on all fixed-line phones have been criticised by a House of Commons committee.

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