Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

Spring Statement 2018: OBR revises up UK growth forecast

A summary of growth, debt and borrowing figures.

Spring Statement 2018: expectations

What can we expect from the first Spring Statement?

New laws to protect company directors

Directors twice as likely to be targeted by identity thieves.

Tax-free childcare fully rolled out

Under-12s now eligible, following delays to government scheme.

Food and drink exports grow to £22bn

Whisky exports reach £4.5 billion.

Government reforms funeral payments scheme

£700 maximum contribution falls short of funeral costs.

New legislation to target rogue landlords

Tenants will be able to take legal action over unsafe housing.

HMRC bans credit card payments

Payment method to be removed on 13 January 2018.

Government begins process to reverse ‘staircase tax’

‘Unfair rates hike’ will be removed to benefit businesses.

SMEs to get help with late payments

Preventing late payments could save £2.5 billion a year.

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