Autumn Budget

Autumn Budget 2017 round-up

A range of measures designed to boost business and productivity were announced in Autumn Budget 2017. Amid a background of discontent surrounding business rates, chancellor Philip Hammond revealed future increases will be determined by the Consumer Prices Index measure of inflation from April 2018. The measure comes into effect two years earlier than originally planned[…]

Business announcements from Budget 2016

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Budget 2016 on 16 March 2016 and outlined several changes national insurance, corporation tax and stamp duty. Some of the headline measures relating to businesses announced in the Budget include: Corporation tax – the rate of corporation tax will reduce to 17% by 2020 Business rate relief – the doubling[…]

2016 Budget Surprises

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Autumn Statement 2014

Introduction The Chancellor George Osborne delivered his final Autumn Statement of this Parliament amid ongoing economic uncertainty. The key indicators paint an unclear picture. The UK economy is now expected to grow faster in 2014 than any other developed economy including the Eurozone. But the pace of GDP growth slowed between the second and the[…]

Autumn Statement 2013

Delivering the 2013 Autumn Statement, the Chancellor said the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility proved that “Britain’s economic plan is working” but warned that the “job was not done.” But George Osborne stressed that: the deficit is lower but it’s still too high growth is up but productivity is too low businesses[…]

Budget 2013 round-up

Chancellor George Osborne introduced Budget 2013 as one for an ‘aspiration nation’; for those who aspire to ‘own their own home, get their first job, or start their own business.’ Economic update As always, the Budget was delivered alongside the latest economic forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility, and the outlook looks decidedly tough.[…]

Autumn Statement 2012

Chancellor George Osborne delivered his 2012 Autumn Statement on 5 December, as the Office for Budget Responsibility said it expected the UK economy to contract by 0.1 per cent in 2012. The Chancellor outlined a raft of measures designed to curtail public spending and kick-start growth. Some of the key announcements for businesses were: Corporation[…]

Budget 2012: your money highlights

Budget 2012 included a series of announcements that could affect your finances. Highlights included: The personal allowance will increase to £9,205 in April 2013, putting the Government on track for its £10,000 target. The 50% additional tax rate will reduce to 45% from 2013, after the new rate caused ‘massive distortions’ and raised just one[…]