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Bombshells, Bangs and Pops

Budget 2006 didn't contain many employer-related issues but as John Whiting and Gary Hull PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP explain they did generate some noise
Budgets aren't what they used to be — and that in general is a good thing. They no longer contain all the year's tax changes crammed into a Pandora's Box. It is much better that such changes arrive as and when is appropriate during the year with proper consultation leading to better tax laws.
But as if to remind us what Budgets used to be like the Chancellor of the Exchequer occasionally springs a surprise often to the consternation of a section of the tax profession. So it was on 22 March that a distinct bombshell in the form of...
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