Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

Spring Statement 2018: Reactions

Here’s how businesses and industry groups have reacted to Philip Hammond’s speech.

Spring Statement 2018: 5 key consultations

Business rates revaluation brought forward to 2021.

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.

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