Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

Tax-free childcare now available

Working parents can now apply for the government's tax-free childcare scheme.

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Businesses react to snap general election

Industry groups have expressed concerns on the wider issues that could impact businesses in wake of the general election announcement.

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Digital tax pilot begins

HMRC has launched the Making Tax Digital pilot which will allow individuals and businesses to trial digital tax reporting.

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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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