Government Announcements

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government has published a broader account of the measures it intends to take in a number of areas.

The Chancellor, George Osborne has pledged that the government will simplify the business tax system and will introduce a five-year plan to reduce corporation tax.

Unease over government plans to raise the rate of capital gains tax for non-business assets seems to be growing.

Two new surveys have revealed that large numbers of smaller businesses regard the reduction of the national debt as a priority for the emergency Budget.

The government has announced that the emergency Budget will be delivered on Tuesday 22 June.

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