Failure to do so could lead to the banks and financial institutions foreclosing on hundreds of enterprises, a report has warned.
Farms across the country remain stricken by the foot and mouth crisis, although many rural businesses, such as Brian Laker’s pre-Hallowe’en pumpkin festival (left), appear buoyant.
Northern Foods Boss Lord Haskins’ report Rural recovery after foot and mouth disease makes clear that the tax authorities hold the key to allowing the countryside to make a comeback.
Failing to support farmers and associated businesses could trigger a wave of bankruptcies, according to the report.
The report also says that the Revenue and Customs ‘have treated sympathetically those businesses which have been affected by the outbreak. They have allowed tax, national insurance, and VAT payments to be deferred, without attracting interest where hardship could be shown. By late September, the total of deferred payments was #160m.’
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The UK tax gap fell in 2014-15 to its lowest-ever level of 6.5%, revealed official statistics published today
Changes to the tax system is urged to support the growth of entrepreneurs, found a report from the Grant Thornton UK, the Institute of Directors, and the Prelude Group
The EC has been instructed to draft a European Union (EU) directive authorising an EU financial transaction tax, which would apply to ten of the EU’s 28 member states