Government Announcements

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Wales to cut tax on average house sale

House sales worth up to £150,000 in Wales will be tax-free from April 2018.

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320,000 people benefit from Help to Buy

Average house prices across Help to Buy schemes was £196,092.

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Simple Assessment introduced for state pensioners

2 types of people no longer need to complete a self-assessment tax return.

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Inflation rate rises to 2.9%

UK inflation rose to its joint highest rate in more than 5 years.

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Chancellor confirms Autumn Budget date

Autumn Budget will take place on 22 November 2017.

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30 hours’ free childcare available

Around 390,000 working parents are expected to benefit from 1 September 2017.

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Digital spending for SMEs passes £1.2bn

Most government spending on digital services has gone to SMEs.

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Over a million save into Help to Buy ISA

First-time buyers have saved around £1.8 billion into Help to Buy ISAs since 2015.

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Government cracks down on pension scams

Fraudsters face fines for coaxing savers to move pensions to fake schemes.

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