The Treasury is set to meet business leaders one more time before it publishes its revised plans for a new capital gains tax regime. Financial Times

Groups including the CBI employers’ body and the Federation of Small Businesses have complained that they have been left in the dark while the government finalises a new system likely to mean higher tax bills for entrepreneurs selling their businesses.

'There have been no meetings scheduled,' the CBI said last night. But it is understood that a further round of talks is likely before Alistair Darling unveils the new regime – which could be as early as next week.