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Friday 08 July 2011
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Panic and dismay is spreading through "Dordogneshire" and other British holiday haunts in France after the French parliament approved plans for a new tax on second homes.
Thursday 24 March 2011
Non-domiciled residents of the UK face paying an extra annual charge of £20,000 after 12 years, in a move the Chancellor said would bring in more than £200m.
Monday 02 August 2010
The total value of the UK fell for the second year in a row during 2009, official figures showed today.
Saturday 29 May 2010
A battle has been raging this week over the coalition Government’s plans to restore capital gains tax (CGT) to its previous 40 per cent level. While Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, says the current rate of 18 per cent is an open invitation to tax avoidance, others say raising CGT to the equivalent level of income tax will hit savers.
Friday 23 October 2009
Sunday 14 June 2009
Festival-goers have been warned to take extra care of their valuables while they party this year. Nearly one in five festival-goers lost valuables at an event last year, often due to theft, research from insurer Allianz has shown.
Monday 12 January 2009
Retailers have urged the Government to freeze new business rate burdens and reinstate tax relief for empty property, as the beleaguered sector faces a £1bn-plus hike in property costs from controversial legislation.
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Commercial property developers are lobbying for a piece of the US government's Wall Street bailout fund, warning yesterday that a real estate crash could wreak new havoc on the banking system next year.
Wednesday 13 August 2008
Some landlords are already demolishing buildings, as the financial pain of the Government's removal of business rate relief on empty commercial property hits home.
Sunday 17 February 2008
In Gordon Brown's first Budget over a decade ago, he set out his view on the role of tax. As well as raising revenue, the then Chancellor indicated he saw it as a tool of social and economic policy that sent "clear signals about the behaviour the Government wishes to encourage".
Sunday 21 May 2006
Tuesday 17 February 2004
Monday 23 June 2003
Tuesday 14 January 2003
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