Chancellor Gordon Brown will focus Tuesday's Green Budget on the enterprise culture in a new bid to boost Britain's competitiveness. Brown will outline details of his Enterprise Management Initiative. The scheme, which offers up to £100,000 in share options free of income tax and national insurance, is due to be implemented in the March 2000 Budget. Further information about the all-employee share service will also be set out after Brown pledged earlier this year to double the number of companies offering such schemes. The government has already announced it wants to use the Green Budget to issue proposals on reducing employer burdens. Employer helplines set up by the Inland Revenue will be announced and the working families tax credit will also be included following recent concerns about the costs to employers of administering the credit through payroll systems. The closing date for responses to the Revenue's September consultation document on stakeholder pensions, which proposed a single tax regime for all pensions, passed at the end of October. Brown will expand his thinking on this issue during his Budget statement. Treasury changes to income tax will be limited to encouraging taxpayers to use electronic means to submit their self-assessment returns, in line with government thinking. Under his plans for corporate venturing, Brown will also unveil details to allow larger companies to buy stakes in smaller ones to provide finance and managerial expertise while the smaller company keeps control of its business. Ahead of his speech, the English ICA has made a last-minute plea for the changes to be minimised. Peter Bickley, technical manager of the institute's tax faculty, said attempts to use the tax system to influence taxpayers' decisions had undermined its integrity. 'When it is no longer possible for reasonably intelligent people to understand the basis of their tax liabilities, it is only a short step away to those taxpayers questioning their moral responsibility to comply,' he said. The Chartered Institute of Taxation said the chancellor was ready to make pensioners' lives easier by introducing simpler tax rules.
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