Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

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.

Queen’s Speech 2017: key announcements

The Queen has announced the government legislation for the next 2 years as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

Prioritise economy in Brexit talks, say business bodies

5 leading business groups have called on the government to put “the economy first”.

Inflation rate rises to 2.9%

Rising prices for recreational goods, including computer games, toys and hobbies contributed to the increase in the inflation rate last month.

General election: business reaction

Industry groups have reacted to the prospect of a hung parliament following the shock result of the general election.

First Lifetime ISA launches

Individuals can start saving money into a Lifetime ISA for the very first time from 8 June 2017.

General election 2017: the potential impacts on SMEs

We take a look at what 4 mainstream parties are promising small businesses in their general election manifestos.

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