Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

State pension age rise considered ahead of full review

The state pension age should rise to 68 by 2039, a government report has found.

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Tax-free childcare to start in April

The government’s new tax-free childcare scheme will launch on 24 April 2017.

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UK Inflation rate jumps to 2.3%

The inflation rate rose to 2.3% in February 2017, the highest rate since September 2013.

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Tax changes introduced in Finance Bill 2017

The government has published draft legislation to implement policies announced at Spring Budget 2017 and Autumn Statement 2016.

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Brexit round-up: Brexit Bill receives Royal Assent

The Queen has given Royal Assent to the Brexit Bill, allowing the government to formally trigger Article 50.

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Self-employed NICs rise dropped

Plans to increase national insurance contributions for the self-employed have been dropped.

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OBR upgrades UK growth forecast for 2017

UK growth has now been forecast at 2% in 2017, up from the 1.4% previously predicted.

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National insurance for the self-employed

Planned increase to class 4 NICs will no longer go ahead

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Spring Budget 2017: Reaction

Here is a round-up of immediate reactions from some of the UK leading industry groups to the Spring Budget 2017 speech.

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Spring Budget 2017: Other highlights

Here is our summary of the other key announcements from Spring Budget 2017.

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