Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

Businesses react to snap general election

Industry groups have expressed concerns on the wider issues that could impact businesses in wake of the general election announcement.

Making tax digital and small businesses

How will the MTD process change the way small businesses report and pay tax?

Autumn Statement 2016

Secondary annuity market plans cancelled

The government’s plans to introduce a secondary annuities market for pensioners have been cancelled.

Queen’s Speech 2016: Key legislation

The Queen has announced the government legislation for the year ahead at the state opening of parliament.

New measures to reduce insurance fraud

New measures recommended by the Insurance Fraud Taskforce are to be introduced to challenge insurance fraud and lower costs for customers.

Finance Bill 2016 published

The government has published its draft legislation to implement policies announced in this year’s Summer Budget and Autumn Statement.

Apprenticeship levy causes mixed reaction

In his Autumn Statement and Spending Review, Chancellor George Osborne set the apprenticeship levy rate at 0.5% of an employer’s wage bill.

Autumn Statement 2015: Reaction

The Chancellor George Osborne has now delivered his Autumn Statement 2015. Here is a collection of immediate reactions from the UK's leading business groups:

Autumn Statement 2015: Personal announcements

Chancellor George Osborne has now delivered his Autumn Statement 2015. Here’s our summary of the key measures effecting personal finance.

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