Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

Chancellor shakes up annuity market

Annuity holders will be able to sell their retirement income without incurring a 55% tax charge under plans announced by the Chancellor George Osborne.

SMEs in profit at 2007 levels

The number of SMEs making a profit has returned to pre-financial crisis levels in the last 12 months, according to research by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Record number of women in work

The proportion of women in employment has reached a record 68.2%, official figures reveal.

Scotland tax devolution legislation published

Draft legislation that will see the devolution of tax powers to Scotland has been published by the UK government.

Government scheme approves 25,000th business loan

The Start Up Loan Company has approved 25,000 business loans, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced.

Northern Ireland could set corporation tax from 2017

The bill that would permit corporation tax powers to be devolved to Northern Ireland has been published by the government.

Chancellor announces business rates reforms

The Chancellor George Osborne announced a raft of business rates reforms designed to support the growth of small businesses during his 2014 Autumn Statement.

Autumn Statement 2014: reaction

The Chancellor George Osborne has delivered the 2014 Autumn Statement. Here is a summary of immediate reaction from the UK's leading business and industry bodies.

Autumn Statement 2014: other measures

The 2014 Autumn Statement speech was delivered to Parliament by Chancellor George Osborne on Wednesday 3 December 2014. Here we summarise some of the measures relating to investment and government spending.

Autumn Statement 2014: personal finances

The Autumn Statement 2014 was delivered by the Chancellor George Osborne on 3 December 2014. Here's a summary of the headline announcements that will impact upon personal finances.

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