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At 1.30pm on Wednesday 16 March, 2016, George Osborne delivered his eighth Budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer.

The overall headlines include the introduction of a sugar tax on soft drinks from 2017, extra funding for schools to have longer days and a downward revision of growth forecasts for the UK, but what did Budget 2016 bring for small businesses?

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Review of business taxes

Small businesses, and the individuals who run them, are subject to a wide array of taxes – from Corporation Tax to National Insurance.

Here is an overview of the main UK business taxes you will encounter as a business owner, together with links to our more in-depth guides.
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The end of the 2011-12 tax year is fast approaching – 5 April 2012. In this article, we look at some of the issues that you may like to consider while there is still time to act.
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HMRC has announced that it is to an impose a Capital Gains Tax ceiling on the amount of capital that can be distributed to shareholders when a limited company is wound up, before income tax is applied.
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Entrepreneur’s Relief can help business owners to cut the amount of Capital Gains Tax they need to pay when selling their business.

It was announced in the 2016 Budget that Entrepreneur’s Relief  would be extended to external investors in ‘unlisted trading companies’ from April 2016.

Here’s a guide for business owners explaining what Entrepreneur’s Relief is, how you qualify for the relief and what you need to do to claim it. Continue…

Entrepreneurs’ Relief is a Capital Gains Tax concession on qualifying business disposals, providing a 10% CGT rate on business sales.
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Entrepreneurs banking on the concessionary 10% capital gains tax rate on business sale proceeds need to plan carefully and think well ahead, company owners have been told.
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