Government Announcements

Chancellor announces minimum wage review

18 Mar 19

Leading expert appointed to carry out study of minimum wages.

No extension to MTD in 2020

14 Mar 19

MTD for VAT to go ahead from April 2019.

Spring statement 2019: reactions

13 Mar 19

Responses from industry groups to the Chancellor's speech.

Spring Statement 2019: key announcements

13 Mar 19

Spending review and measures affecting businesses.

Spring statement 2019: OBR cuts growth forecast

13 Mar 19

A summary of growth and borrowing figures.

Spring Statement 2019: expectations

12 Mar 19

Forecasts, consultations and the backdrop of Brexit.

HMRC delays self-assessment penalty notices

25 Feb 19

Late-filing taxpayers could be left unaware of additional fines.

Probate charges set to increase

18 Feb 19

Ministers confirm new fees are due to start in April.

Customs checks to be relaxed in no-deal Brexit scenario

14 Feb 19

‘Common-sense move’ welcomed by importers.

Spring Statement date announced

11 Feb 19

Chancellor could upgrade Statement to full fiscal event.

Pension changes ‘must benefit smaller firms’

07 Feb 19

New measures could divert more investments to SMEs.

Cyber-security measures to protect businesses

28 Jan 19

4 in 10 businesses faced security threat in the last year.

Govt. updates online probate service

18 Jan 19

Changes to make probate “simpler and more convenient”.

Grants available for exporting SMEs

24 Dec 18

Trade scheme offers up to £2,500.

Scotland freezes higher-rate threshold

13 Dec 18

Higher earners set to pay £128 a month extra.

Business rates cut for small retailers

30 Oct 18

Rates reduced by a third for two years.

Budget 2018: Reactions

29 Oct 18

What the key industry groups have to say on the Chancellor’s Budget speech.

Budget 2018: Personal

29 Oct 18

The key personal announcements revealed in the Budget speech on 29 October 2018.

Budget 2018: Business

29 Oct 18

The key business announcements revealed in the Budget speech on 29 October 2018.

New measures proposed to tackle late payments

05 Oct 18

Small Business Minister promises ‘level playing field’ for SMEs.

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