Government Announcements

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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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State pension top up open until April 2017

Individuals who want to top up their state pension income have until 5 April 2017 to make an application.

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Industry reaction to money purchase annual allowance consultation

Industry bodies have reacted to the proposed changes to the money purchase annual allowance.

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Business rate relief to reach £3.8 billion

Local authorities estimate a granted total of £3.8 billion worth of business rate relief for 2017/18.

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Payment guidance published ahead of April changes

Guidance to help large businesses report their payment practices have been published ahead of measures coming into force in April 2017.

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