RICS: House price growth will slow in 2017, but rents will rise

Predictions from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) suggest that house price growth will slow by more than half in 2017 – whereas rents will rise by as much as three per cent.

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Total amount of corporation tax owed to HMRC up by 15 per cent

The amount of unpaid corporation tax thought to be owed to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) by UK businesses has risen by 15 per cent, according to reports.

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Start-up owners shouldn’t be working overtime this Christmas

Studies suggest that UK owners of small and start-up businesses will be working overtime this Christmas. 60 per cent of entrepreneurs say that the move is a testament to their commitment to growing their firm, but 34 per cent claim

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Britain’s largest businesses make sizeable contribution to tax receipts

New research has revealed that the UK’s biggest firms contributed more than £80billion in tax over the course of 12 months.

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UK levies more property tax than anywhere else in the world

The UK has the highest residential and commercial property taxes in the developed world, a report has revealed.

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HMRC consults on changes to clearances

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched a consultation into proposals which it has claimed will streamline clearances for those firms making use of venture capital schemes and various tax reliefs.

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Study sheds light on start-up success

Around 500,000 new businesses have begun trading in 2016 so far, and the latest research suggests that almost 80 per cent of all start-ups have managed to turn over a profit within their first year of doing business. According to

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Reporting requirements will put extra strain on businesses which are already tax-compliant

Concerns have been raised that additional reporting requirements relating to corporation tax may put an undue burden on many businesses. Details of a number of new rules have been laid out in the Finance Bill 2017, with the Government arguing

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Concerns that SDLT surcharge is weighing heavily on demand

Former Chancellor George Osborne’s introduction of a three per cent Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) surcharge payable upon purchase of additional residential properties has hit demand for homes, according to housebuilder Berkeley Group. Berkeley Group has branded Osborne’s much-criticised move

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We need to help start-up businesses

I have, for a long time now, been promoting the case for simplifying the UK’s tax system, arguing this would make it far easier for start-up businesses to expand. A study – Britain Unlocked: a tax code for global ambition

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