Government Announcements

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Payment guidance published ahead of April changes

Guidance to help large businesses report their payment practices have been published ahead of measures coming into force in April 2017.

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Tax-free pensions advice allowance introduced

Starting your retirement plan? Savers will be able to withdraw up to £1,500 from their pension pot tax-free to pay for financial advice from April 2017.

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Brexit round-up: Brexit Bill and White Paper released

Following the backing of the Brexit Bill, the government has set out its objectives for leaving the European Union.

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Making Tax Digital plans confirmed

The government has confirmed a number of details regarding the switch to digital tax accounts for businesses and the self-employed.

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Gender pay gap reporting guidance published

Gender pay gap reporting will become a legal requirement for employers with 250 or more employees from 6 April 2017.

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Brexit round-up: European Union Bill published

The European Union Bill to formally trigger Article 50 has been published and more in our Brexit round-up.

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Industrial strategy announced

The government has published its industrial strategy green paper outlining plans to improve the country’s productivity and infrastructure.

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Brexit round-up: May confirms single market exit

Here's a round-up of reactions from industry bodies on Theresa May's Brexit plans.

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UK inflation rate rises to 1.6%

The consumer prices index measure of inflation rate rose to 1.6% in the year to December 2016.

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New bereavement payment announced

An updated bereavement support payment will be introduced from 6 April 2017.

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