Taxpayers face Self Assessment deadline - Today's small business news roundup

  • By Josh Hall
  • 31 January 2012
Taxpayers face Self Assessment deadline - Today's small business news roundup

Self Assessment deadlines, venture capital, and house price falls - here's your need-to-know business news roundup.

Self Assessment taxpayers have until midnight tonight to meet the online deadline for submitting their tax returns.

But a strike by HMRC employees has meant that fines are unlikely to be levied for returns filed before midnight on 2 February. [PA]

European venture capital investment in UK businesses fell by 36 per cent last year according to new figures.

But the UK performed better than the rest of Europe, where investment fell by an average of a fifth. [Telegraph]

House prices have fallen below £100,000 in the north east according to new figures.

Price falls were particularly acute in Hartlepool, which saw 17.5 per cent drops in 2011. [Guardian]

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