Alistair Darling

Small Business Britain: Support British Entrepreneurs

Business owners ask Alistair Darling to use the budget as a platform to restore confidence in the UK economy. On 24th March the nation will be looking to Darling for strategies to reduce the £178bn fiscal deficit. Today, the members of Small Business Britain are calling for the Chancellor to take the needs of small businesses into immediate account. Recent research conducted by YouGov and commissioned by Intuit, the driving force behind Small Business Britain, found that over 45% of British small business owners want banks to offer better rates for their small business customers, 35% want interest cuts to be passed on in full and 40% believe that a reduction in employers’ national insurance contributions are essential. However, concern was expressed around whether Darling will ... »

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, will deliver his first budget on March 12th

Budget 2008 Date Announced

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Alistair Darling, will deliver his first budget on March 12th. »

Finally, Darling, a Capital Gains Tax Decision

At last, Alistair Darling makes up his mind on Capital Gains Tax. »

Darling’s first Pre-Budget Report

The Chancellor, Alistair Darling, has delivered his Comprehensive Spending Review and Pre-Budget Report, but is there anything within his main points of particular relevance to British business? Firstly, he revised downwards the growth rate of the economy next year from 2.5%-3% to between 2% and 2.5% but expects growth to be around 3% in the year 2009/2010, saying that despite recent worldwide economic events, including increased raw material costs and financial uncertainty, the British economy remains strong. He stated that he intends to simplify the tax system, thereby allowing half a million business to function easier and save businesses £1,000,000 a year, though with no details of quite how he is going to do so as yet. The main rate (full rate) of Corporation Tax (Corporate Tax)... »