Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

Streamlined system to challenge business rates announced

For businesses and councils lodging appeals on business rates, details of a new system for checking and challenging bills have been launched.

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Half a million Help to Buy ISAs opened

Purchasing your first property? Over 500,000 people have opened a Help to Buy ISA.

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Household income at record high

The average household income has risen to £473 a week - its highest level on record and £800 a year more than in 2013/14.

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Chancellor gives statement on EU referendum

The chancellor George Osborne has released a statement following the outcome of the EU referendum.

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EU referendum: business reaction

The UK has voted to leave the European Union. We bring you a round-up of business reaction from industry bodies.

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New state pension – will you qualify?

Do you qualify for the new state pension? The government has agreed to write to those who do not have enough years of national insurance contributions to qualify for the new system.

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FCA announces early exit charge cap proposal

The Financial Conduct Authority is consulting on a 1% cap on early exit charges for accessing contract-based pensions.

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Queen’s Speech 2016: Key legislation

The Queen has announced the government legislation for the year ahead at the state opening of parliament.

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Increased demand for new state pension statements

There is an increase in demand for new state pension statements, with 40% more people accessing their statements in the last 6 months.

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Pensions tracing website launched

Looking to trace your hard-earned savings? The Pension Tracing Service has launched a new website to assist people in finding their lost pension savings.

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