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    Business tax contribution - 2017/18

    24 April 2018 - 

    Businesses in the UK paid £186 billion in taxes in 2017/18, accounting for 27% of all tax revenue in the UK. See how the business tax contribution is broken down.

  • Insight Tax & regulation

    Tax reliefs: if done right an important tool for delivering the UK's economic ambitions

    21 March 2018 - 

    It is often assumed that ‘tax relief’ relates to giveaways for big business. But, let’s be clear about the facts. According to HMRC’s own statistics only 3% of tax expenditures (reliefs designed to promote particular activities rather than structural elements of the tax system) result from reliefs from corporation tax. The remaining 97% are mainly made up of reliefs from personal taxes (e.g. income tax relief for pension contributions, 0% VAT on things like food and children’s clothing).

  • Insight Tax & regulation

    A spring in his step?

    16 March 2018 - 

    This year's Spring Statement was downplayed significantly, managing expectations both with the public and business that this was not a fiscal event – and on that the Chancellor delivered.

  • Podcast Tax & regulation

    Podcast: A spring in his step?

    15 March 2018 - 

    Listen to CBI Principal Economist Megan Baddeley and Senior Economic Policy Adviser Fiona Geskes discuss the Spring Statement, and give an update on the state of the public finances, as well as the business reaction to the Chancellor’s speech.

  • Insight Tax & regulation

    #SpringStatement2018: Is Spring Statement a time to look to the future?

    07 March 2018 - 

    In the Autumn of 2016 the Chancellor announced that the government will now move to a single major fiscal event each year, taking place in the Autumn. Admittedly, since then we’ve have two Budgets, but that was to be expected due to the need to synchronise the policymaking and legislative cycles.

  • Insight Tax & regulation

    CBI scorecard on Autumn Budget 2017

    29 November 2017 - 

    What happened in the Autumn Budget? Here are the key successes for business from #Budget2017.

  • Report Tax & regulation

    Delivering prosperity

    30 September 2016 - 

    To deliver prosperity throughout our communities, the UK needs a new era of partnership between government and businesses of all sizes and in all corners of the UK.

  • Insight Tax & regulation

    £9 billion a year policy burden could weigh on businesses' ability to deliver jobs and investment – CBI Director-General

    15 February 2016 - 

    New CBI analysis reveals that inaction on business rates, together with recent Government policy changes, including the National Living Wage and the Apprenticeship Levy, will cost businesses around £9 billion every year by 2020-21 and around £29 billion over the course of this Parliament.

  • Insight Tax & regulation

    Tax mythbuster: 8 myths about business paying tax

    14 December 2015 - 

    Confused by the tax debate? Check out our mythbuster on common misconceptions

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