Category: UK Budget

New government, new tax targets?

How will the new government affect your financial planning and taxes? December's election result has varied implications.

New prime minister, new tax policies

Boris Johnson took office towards the end of last month with a list of tax proposals in hand. But at what cost?

An overshadowed Spring Statement

Ever since he announced a move to an Autumn Budget in 2016, Mr Hammond has made it clear that he wanted to avoid the Spring Statement counterpart becoming a mini-Budget. His vision was that in March he would be presenting a brief response to the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

Smaller firms benefit from Budget business detail

The details released after the 2018 Budget statement revealed a range of new restrictions for businesses. However, they have been structured to reduce the impact on smaller businesses.

Budget boost for business investment?

The 2018 Budget delivered opportunities for businesses, intended to support and encourage them to invest.

The Budget: an end to austerity?

The 2018 Budget – delivered on a Monday for the first time since 1962 – produced a number of  surprises, not least some high-profile ‘giveaways’.

Trick or treat? The Chancellor calls the 2018 Budget for late October

The 2018 Budget has been set for Monday 29 October, setting a deadline for speculation and proposals. Mr Hammond, however, has indicated that he won’t end the long spell of austerity measures, despite improving public finances.

A different view on tax reform

A leading think tank has proposed a radical shake up of the UK tax system.

A simple Spring Statement

The Chancellor’s Spring Statement on 13 March was, as promised, a low-key event.

Reminders for the new tax year

The start of the new tax year on 6 April marks several changes to tax and related matters that could make you richer… or poorer.