Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

Business rate relief to reach £3.8 billion

Local authorities estimate a granted total of £3.8 billion worth of business rate relief for 2017/18.

Reminder: new vehicle tax rates to be introduced in April 2017

New vehicle tax rates are set to be introduced in April 2017.

Payment guidance published ahead of April changes

Guidance to help large businesses report their payment practices have been published ahead of measures coming into force in April 2017.

Tax-free pensions advice allowance introduced

Starting your retirement plan? Savers will be able to withdraw up to £1,500 from their pension pot tax-free to pay for financial advice from April 2017.

Brexit round-up: Brexit Bill and White Paper released

Following the backing of the Brexit Bill, the government has set out its objectives for leaving the European Union.

Making Tax Digital plans confirmed

The government has confirmed a number of details regarding the switch to digital tax accounts for businesses and the self-employed.

Gender pay gap reporting guidance published

Gender pay gap reporting will become a legal requirement for employers with 250 or more employees from 6 April 2017.

Brexit round-up: European Union Bill published

The European Union Bill to formally trigger Article 50 has been published and more in our Brexit round-up.

Industrial strategy announced

The government has published its industrial strategy green paper outlining plans to improve the country’s productivity and infrastructure.

Brexit round-up: May confirms single market exit

Here's a round-up of reactions from industry bodies on Theresa May's Brexit plans.

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