Government Announcements

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.

Government announces apprenticeship levy reforms

02 Oct 18

Levy-paying businesses will be able to transfer 25% of funds.

Chancellor confirms 2018 Budget date

27 Sep 18

Budget set for 29 October.

New laws to boost SME access to invoice finance

10 Sep 18

Proposed laws to give small firms a ‘level playing field’.

Treasury scraps plans to abolish class 2 NICs

07 Sep 18

Planned abolition would ‘introduce complexity’ to the tax system.

Government backs industry-led pensions dashboard

05 Sep 18

Self-employed groups feel ‘let down’ by change in plans.

One month until offshore tax deadline

30 Aug 18

Penalty in place for failing to declare income on foreign assets.

HMRC approves 18 MTD software suppliers

16 Jul 18

Intuit, Sage and Xero all gain the Revenue’s approval.

Small businesses get £8m tech boost

26 Jun 18

New fund encourages SMEs to take up leading technologies.

Funeral costs come under scrutiny

01 Jun 18

Average funeral costs nearly £3,800.

Tenant fees ban set to cost landlords £82.9m

03 May 18

Bill to ban letting fees and limit deposits.

MTD for individuals delayed

02 May 18

Digital services for VAT-registered businesses remain unchanged.

Rising overseas exports boost businesses

10 Apr 18

'Growing demand' for UK goods and services.

Wales begins collection of devolved property tax

03 Apr 18

New rates come into force for homebuyers in Wales.

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