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MPs face exposé on small business aid

Entrepreneurs await election report to judge the government's efforts on boosting enterprise.

Mar 7, 2005 | Money News

Revenue nets £6bn in unwanted tax

UK adults called to become more tax savvy to stop yearly waste of £6bn.

Mar 4, 2005 | Money News

Brown ally hints at pre-election tax breaks

UK voters told to expect "balanced package" of tax breaks, more spending and rise in the base rate.

Mar 3, 2005 | Money News

Taxman eyes eBay's 'black economy'

Online entrepreneurs in the world's favourite market place brace themselves for taxing times.

Mar 2, 2005 | Money News

Bank points to upward move in interest rates

Trouble at the Bank as first split in 10 months indicates the only way is up for interest rates.

Feb 25, 2005 | Money News

National Insurance set to rocket again in the Budget

Brown looks likely to hit employees and employers with stinging NI increases, and tells us all to be more enterprising.

Feb 16, 2005 | Money News

Howard insists on Labour tax rises

Tory leader tells PM that Labour will raise Nat Insurance to help cover up £11bn in deficit.

Feb 11, 2005 | Money News

Blair rejects top rate tax rises

Joking Prime Minister rejects top rate tax rises and vows to 'sort out' former aide for false alarm.

Feb 10, 2005 | Money News

Bank of England to hold rates again

The BoE are expected to please homeowners and businesses by leaving interest rates untouched in Thursday's rate-setting meeting.

Feb 8, 2005 | Money News

Global fraudsters hit UK public for £1bn

League table of scams reveals prizes dupe Brits via mail, phone and fax.

Feb 3, 2005 | Money News

Inland Revenue website struggles with self-assessment

The Inland Revenue has agreed to extend the deadline for the return of self-assessment tax forms after its website experienced difficulties over the weekend due to the number of last minute filers.

Feb 2, 2005 | Money News

Next-generation cash machine charges £10

Customers must take extra money and hiking boots to avoid falling short at the cash point.

Jan 31, 2005 | Money News

Missing mortgage payments signal first sign of crash

Worries of a house price crash rose yesterday after the Bank of England issued an unexpected warning of an asset price correction and new figures showed the first rise in mortgage arrears for six years.

Jan 28, 2005 | Money News

Tax rises set to spoil economic growth

Treasury-based model begs to differ with the Government and alerts UK to impending tax rises.

Jan 25, 2005 | Money News

Blair not ready to issue tax promise

Tussle over tax reveals PM can't rule out further increases.

Jan 21, 2005 | Money News

Making the most of your money in 2005

Freelancer Money asks whether The Great British love affair with property is over?

Jan 12, 2005 | Money News

Howard urged to get tough on tax cuts

Tory leader told to table "radical" tax cuts for a better chance with the voters.

Jan 12, 2005 | Money News

Self-employed warned over late tax returns

Action is required now but almost one million entrepreneurs will miss the annual tax deadline.

Jan 11, 2005 | Money News

Mortgage lending slumps to nine-year low

The number of mortgages approved for aspiring homeowners has sunk to its lowest level for almost a decade, according to the latest figures.

Jan 6, 2005 | Money News

Bank shows downward interest in rates

Interest rates in the UK are likely to slide in 2005, according to the minutes taken from the Bank of England's MPC meeting to discuss the next move for the UK economy.

Dec 24, 2004 | Money News

Failed firms reach six-year low

Bankruptcy closes the lowest number of companies for six years.

Dec 21, 2004 | Money News

Government urged to adopt pension plan for SME

Small firms deserve tax incentive to help foster culture of pension savvy Brits.

Dec 15, 2004 | Money News

UK property is the end for estate agents

Up to 3,000 professionals could be the latest victim of the UK property market.

Dec 6, 2004 | Money News

Rate rises to reign in UK economy

OECD suggests three rate rises by the end of 2005 could see Bank hike interest to 5.75%.

Dec 2, 2004 | Money News

Brown to extend net of tax avoidance

Chancellor prepares to hit savvy business advisors side-stepping Revenue rules.

Nov 30, 2004 | Money News

Slowdown syndrome to engulf UK property

The slowdown in UK house prices shows no sign of abating with new evidence revealing that prices could fall as much as 20 per cent over the next three years.

Nov 23, 2004 | Money News

House price gloom shows no sign of moving

Sharpest fall in house prices for over a decade fails to impress cautious buyers.

Nov 21, 2004 | Money News

Boffins predict one last hike in interest rates

Most financial experts believe rates are going up if the MPC get their own way.

Nov 21, 2004 | Money News

Single rate 'flat tax' drafted for UK

Report urges one rate of income tax for a less "perverse" system and fewer tax inspectors.

Nov 21, 2004 | Money News

Bank alerts UK over slump in house prices

The first explicit warning on falling house prices has been issued by the Bank of England amid concern about the weakening condition of Britain’s economy.

Nov 21, 2004 | Money News