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New minimum wages rates

The national minimum wage hourly rate for adults is to climb to £6.08 in October 2011. The rise represents a 15p and a 2.5 per cent increase and was recommended by the Low Pay Commission. Despite the economic uncertainties, the…

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Regulation date nearing

Each year, the government introduces regulatory changes affecting businesses on two common commencement dates. These dates are 6 April and 1 October. There are a number of changes due to come into force in April 2011. What follows is a…

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Date set for 2011 Budget

Next year’s Budget will be delivered on 23 March. The date was announced by the Chancellor, George Osborne as he was giving evidence to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee on the consequences of October’s Comprehensive Spending Review. Mr…

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Paper self-assessment tax date imminent

Taxpayers are being reminded that the date for submitting a paper self-assessment tax return is looming. The cut-off point for paper returns is 31 October. Last year, some 2,467,000 people submitted self-assessment tax returns in paper format. Of those, 2,143,000…

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