Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

Customers urged to renew tax credits

If you haven't done so already, you need to renew your tax credits by 31 July 2017 or risk having payments stopped.

UK inflation drops to 2.6%

The rate of inflation fell unexpectedly to 2.6% in June, down from 2.9% in May 2017.

Government raises state pension age

People born between 6 April 1970 and 5 April 1978 will have to work an extra year.

Will laws should be “modernised”

The Law Commission has proposed significant changes to bring wills into the modern era.

Making Tax Digital delayed until ‘at least 2020’

3 million small businesses and landlords given more time to manage digital transition.

Extra financial support for exporters

UK Export Finance has joined 5 of the biggest high street banks to speed up the delivery of financial support to small business exporters.

Proposed changes to improve funeral payments scheme

The government is proposing changes to the way individuals can claim payments to cover funeral costs for an immediate friend or relative.

Businesses back Prompt Payment Code

Businesses have backed the Prompt Payment Code to support SMEs who are dealing with overdue payments.

Response to late MTD payment sanctions

The Chartered Institute of Taxation wants a limited number of defaults before incurring a late payment penalty under Making Tax Digital.

Almost a million savers benefit from Help to Buy ISA

The Help to Buy ISA has helped more than 960,000 get on the property ladder.

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