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24 Nov 2017

UK on course for 'longest period of falling living standards since records began'

Think tank the Resolution Foundation has suggested that the UK economy is on course for 'the longest period of falling living standards since records began'.

23 Nov 2017

View our 2017 Autumn Budget Report

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his 2017 Autumn Budget speech yesterday, outlining a range of tax and financial measures.

23 Nov 2017

2017 Autumn Budget - Chancellor abolishes stamp duty for first-time homebuyers

In his Autumn Budget speech, Chancellor Philip Hammond abolished Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) for first-time homebuyers, with immediate effect.

22 Nov 2017

Chancellor presents 2017 Autumn Budget, 'building on Britain's global success story'

Chancellor Philip Hammond's first Autumn Budget was delivered against a backdrop of economic and political turmoil, fuelled partly by ongoing uncertainty in the Brexit process.

22 Nov 2017

2017 Autumn Budget - the economic picture

Within his Autumn Budget speech, Chancellor Philip Hammond reported on 'an economy that continues to grow, continues to create more jobs than ever before and continues to confound those who seek to talk it down'.

22 Nov 2017

2017 Autumn Budget - the political reaction

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the 2017 Autumn Budget to the House of Commons, pledging to 'seize the opportunities that lie within our grasp' and 'build on Britain's global success story'.

22 Nov 2017

2017 Autumn Budget - the business reaction

Business groups have responded to the key announcements made in Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget speech.

22 Nov 2017

2017 Autumn Budget - what to expect

Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his 2017 Autumn Budget speech today at 12.30pm. We will be keeping you up to date on the key Budget announcements, and will be supplying a full summary which will appear on the site tomorrow morning.

21 Nov 2017

Survey suggests two in five SMEs ‘unprepared’ for new GDPR

A survey carried out by the Data Compliance Doctors has suggested that two in five UK small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) - around 2.1 million businesses - are unprepared for the upcoming introduction of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

20 Nov 2017

Lowering VAT threshold would put SMEs at a disadvantage, FSB warns

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned that lowering the VAT threshold would ‘drain small businesses of time and money’.

17 Nov 2017

TUC urges Chancellor to use Autumn Budget to 'end wage squeeze'

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has urged Chancellor Philip Hammond to use next week's Autumn Budget to put an end to the 'wage squeeze' currently plaguing UK workers.

16 Nov 2017

Government delays Tax-Free Childcare scheme for parents of older children

The government has delayed its new Tax-Free Childcare scheme for parents of children aged between seven and 12.

15 Nov 2017

Paper £10 notes set to be demonetised

The Bank of England (BoE) has announced that paper £10 notes will cease to be legal tender in England and Wales after 1 March 2018.

14 Nov 2017

Fraud costs UK £190 billion per annum, data suggests

Data published by credit service agency Experian has suggested that fraudulent activity now costs the UK £190 billion per year.

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