Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

All start-ups should get NIC holiday as confidence stays fragile

A leading business group has urged the government to extend the promise of a national insurance contribution holiday for new businesses right across the country as a new survey shows business confidence in decline.

Read more

Tax system to be simplified

The UK tax system is be streamlined and made simpler in an effort to boost levels of investment in business, the government has announced.

Read more

Banks to investigate small business lending

It has been proposed that UK banks will carry out a study of the levels of lending to smaller firms in an effort to improve business credit.

Read more

Jobs outlook could be hit if growth falters marginally

The UK labour market could face a five-year jobs deficit if the growth predictions of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) are just slightly weaker.

Read more

Commons vote confirms VAT rise

Attempts in Parliament to head off the government’s proposed increase in the rate of VAT have been defeated.

Read more

Job fund cuts a concern, says think-tank

One of the world’s leading think-tanks has expressed concern over government decisions to curtail funds aimed at getting the unemployed back into work.

Read more
Syndicate content