Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

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.

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Making tax digital and small businesses

How will the MTD process change the way small businesses report and pay tax?

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Autumn Statement 2016

Secondary annuity market plans cancelled

The government’s plans to introduce a secondary annuities market for pensioners have been cancelled.

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Queen’s Speech 2016: Key legislation

The Queen has announced the government legislation for the year ahead at the state opening of parliament.

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New measures to reduce insurance fraud

New measures recommended by the Insurance Fraud Taskforce are to be introduced to challenge insurance fraud and lower costs for customers.

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Finance Bill 2016 published

The government has published its draft legislation to implement policies announced in this year’s Summer Budget and Autumn Statement.

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Apprenticeship levy causes mixed reaction

In his Autumn Statement and Spending Review, Chancellor George Osborne set the apprenticeship levy rate at 0.5% of an employer’s wage bill.

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Autumn Statement 2015: Reaction

The Chancellor George Osborne has now delivered his Autumn Statement 2015. Here is a collection of immediate reactions from the UK's leading business groups:

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Autumn Statement 2015: Personal announcements

Chancellor George Osborne has now delivered his Autumn Statement 2015. Here’s our summary of the key measures effecting personal finance.

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