Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

Tax-free childcare now available

Working parents can now apply for the government's tax-free childcare scheme.

Businesses react to snap general election

Industry groups have expressed concerns on the wider issues that could impact businesses in wake of the general election announcement.

Digital tax pilot begins

HMRC has launched the Making Tax Digital pilot which will allow individuals and businesses to trial digital tax reporting.

State pension age rise considered ahead of full review

The state pension age should rise to 68 by 2039, a government report has found.

Tax-free childcare to start in April

The government’s new tax-free childcare scheme will launch on 24 April 2017.

UK Inflation rate jumps to 2.3%

The inflation rate rose to 2.3% in February 2017, the highest rate since September 2013.

Tax changes introduced in Finance Bill 2017

The government has published draft legislation to implement policies announced at Spring Budget 2017 and Autumn Statement 2016.

Brexit round-up: Brexit Bill receives Royal Assent

The Queen has given Royal Assent to the Brexit Bill, allowing the government to formally trigger Article 50.

Self-employed NICs rise dropped

Plans to increase national insurance contributions for the self-employed have been dropped.

OBR upgrades UK growth forecast for 2017

UK growth has now been forecast at 2% in 2017, up from the 1.4% previously predicted.

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