Government Announcements

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Will laws should be “modernised”

The Law Commission has proposed significant changes to bring wills into the modern era.

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Making Tax Digital delayed until ‘at least 2020’

3 million small businesses and landlords given more time to manage digital transition.

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Extra financial support for exporters

UK Export Finance has joined 5 of the biggest high street banks to speed up the delivery of financial support to small business exporters.

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Proposed changes to improve funeral payments scheme

The government is proposing changes to the way individuals can claim payments to cover funeral costs for an immediate friend or relative.

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Businesses back Prompt Payment Code

Businesses have backed the Prompt Payment Code to support SMEs who are dealing with overdue payments.

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Response to late MTD payment sanctions

The Chartered Institute of Taxation wants a limited number of defaults before incurring a late payment penalty under Making Tax Digital.

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Almost a million savers benefit from Help to Buy ISA

The Help to Buy ISA has helped more than 960,000 get on the property ladder.

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Queen’s Speech 2017: key announcements

The Queen has announced the government legislation for the next 2 years as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.

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Prioritise economy in Brexit talks, say business bodies

5 leading business groups have called on the government to put “the economy first”.

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Inflation rate rises to 2.9%

Rising prices for recreational goods, including computer games, toys and hobbies contributed to the increase in the inflation rate last month.

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