Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

National insurance for the self-employed

Planned increase to class 4 NICs will no longer go ahead

Spring Budget 2017: Reaction

Here is a round-up of immediate reactions from some of the UK leading industry groups to the Spring Budget 2017 speech.

Spring Budget 2017: Other highlights

Here is our summary of the other key announcements from Spring Budget 2017.

Spring Budget 2017: Personal announcements

Key measures affecting personal finance.

Spring Budget 2017: Business announcements

Here is our summary of the key business announcements.

Brexit round-up: business solutions priority among negotiations

Key priorities have been put forward for the government to consider for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

New national living wage rates from 1 April

New national living wage and the national minimum wage rates come into effect from 1 April 2017.

Brexit round-up: exporters could face £6 billion in extra costs

Leaving the EU without a trade deal in place could leave exporters with £6 billion a year of extra costs.

Defined benefit scheme membership down 50% in 10 years

Active membership in defined benefit pension schemes has decreased by half over the last decade.

State pension top up open until April 2017

Individuals who want to top up their state pension income have until 5 April 2017 to make an application.

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