Business tax

Business groups have given a guarded welcome to the government’s response to its consultation on the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) scheme.

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.

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