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Firms are not making full use of the skills and talents of their workforces, a new study has claimed.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded firms employing fewer than fifty people that they can pick up a tax-free £75 bonus if they file their 2008/09 Employer Annual Returns online this year.

The government must act to reduce the burden that planned increases in business rates are likely to impose on smaller firms.

Charities look set to suffer a sharp fall in the donations they receive from businesses.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has reminded employers that the rules on reporting car benefits change as from 6 April 2009.

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