Pushing up the rate of VAT in order to tackle the budget deficit could have a detrimental impact on the economic recovery, a new study has claimed.

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.

Three out of four small firms would be better placed to develop their businesses if the tax regime were simpler, a new survey has claimed.

On 12 January 2010, HMRC saw fit to re-issue a number of Revenue & Customs Briefs originally issued in 2007 and 2008.

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