Government Announcements

Government to protect cash payments

10 May 19

Cashless trend hurts SMEs, FSB says.

Complaints against HMRC to go online

26 Apr 19

Taxpayers will be able to email the Adjudicator’s Office.

Higher-rate tax cut takes effect for most

08 Apr 19

Scottish high-earners feel the freeze in 2019/20.

HMRC announces delay to probate fee increase

28 Mar 19

New fees to kick in 21 days after Brexit is resolved.

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.

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