Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

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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National insurance for the self-employed

Planned increase to class 4 NICs will no longer go ahead

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Spring Budget 2017: Reaction

Here is a round-up of immediate reactions from some of the UK leading industry groups to the Spring Budget 2017 speech.

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Spring Budget 2017: Other highlights

Here is our summary of the other key announcements from Spring Budget 2017.

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Spring Budget 2017: Business announcements

Here is our summary of the key business announcements.

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Brexit round-up: business solutions priority among negotiations

Key priorities have been put forward for the government to consider for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

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New national living wage rates from 1 April

New national living wage and the national minimum wage rates come into effect from 1 April 2017.

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Brexit round-up: exporters could face £6 billion in extra costs

Leaving the EU without a trade deal in place could leave exporters with £6 billion a year of extra costs.

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Defined benefit scheme membership down 50% in 10 years

Active membership in defined benefit pension schemes has decreased by half over the last decade.

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