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Almost £2.3 billion were withdrawn from savings accounts in January, new figures have shown.

Changes intended to simplify corporate tax for smaller companies will have the opposite effect and will add to the burden of tax compliance, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has argued.

Firms have given their backing to government plans to raise the number of apprenticeship places available and to improve the apprenticeship system, a new report has said.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has created a series of short online video guides aimed at helping small and new businesses understand the tax issues facing them.

Lord Mandelson, the Business Secretary, has said that more than £1 million worth of loans are being made each day to small businesses as a result of a government guarantee scheme.

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