Personal tax

The government’s scheme to help businesses that are struggling to pay their tax bills could see a rise in requests to delay payments as the self-assessment date approaches.

Plans for a proposed new levy aimed at raising funds to boost the UK’s broadband network have gone out to consultation.

Prospective tax rises and the return of VAT to the old rate of 17.5 per cent may have had an adverse effect on consumer confidence.

Shoppers in the UK who buy goods on the internet from countries outside the EU can now spend more without being liable to customs duty.

Self-assessment taxpayers are being reminded that the date for filing their returns is looming.

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