Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

Scotland freezes higher-rate threshold

Higher earners set to pay £128 a month extra.

Business rates cut for small retailers

Rates reduced by a third for two years.

Budget 2018: Reactions

What the key industry groups have to say on the Chancellor’s Budget speech.

Budget 2018: Personal

The key personal announcements revealed in the Budget speech on 29 October 2018.

Budget 2018: Business

The key business announcements revealed in the Budget speech on 29 October 2018.

New measures proposed to tackle late payments

Small Business Minister promises ‘level playing field’ for SMEs.

Government announces apprenticeship levy reforms

Levy-paying businesses will be able to transfer 25% of funds.

Chancellor confirms 2018 Budget date

Budget set for 29 October.

New laws to boost SME access to invoice finance

Proposed laws to give small firms a ‘level playing field’.

Treasury scraps plans to abolish class 2 NICs

Planned abolition would ‘introduce complexity’ to the tax system.

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