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PBR 2009 - VAT back up to 17.5 per cent

In his Pre-Budget speech, chancellor Alistair Darling confirmed that the VAT rate will return to 17.5 per cent by January 2009, having been cut to 15 per cent earlier this year to encourage consume

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PBR 2009 - Lenders concerned by stamp duty decision

Lenders have expressed disappointment that the government will not extend the stamp duty holiday programme past the 31 December 2009 deadline.

Accountax acquired by Abbey Protection plc

Accountax, an accountancy, tax and employment law consultancy, has been bought by Abbey Protection plc, a supplier of legal and professional fee insurance products and services.

AIM’s tax status under threat?

The possibility that a FTSE 100 company may move to AIM has caused concern in some quarters that this could threaten the current generous tax status of the market.

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