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16 Mar 2018

Government launches £67 million full-fibre broadband scheme

The government has launched a new £67 million full-fibre broadband scheme, with the stated aim of assisting small businesses and individuals to gain access to faster broadband.

15 Mar 2018

IFS states tax rises of £30 billion per year needed in order to reduce deficit

In its response to the Chancellor's Spring Statement, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has suggested that tax increases amounting to £30 billion per year will be needed in order to cut the UK's deficit.

14 Mar 2018

2018 Spring Statement - Chancellor invites views of small firms on VAT threshold

In his 2018 Spring Statement, Chancellor Philip Hammond invited small businesses to provide feedback on the impact of the current VAT threshold.

14 Mar 2018

View our 2018 Spring Statement summary

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his first Spring Statement speech yesterday, responding to the latest economic forecasts published by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

13 Mar 2018

Spring Statement heralds the 'light at the end of the tunnel'

Chancellor Philip Hammond has presented his first Spring Statement, with something of a spring in his step.

13 Mar 2018

2018 Spring Statement - the economic picture

In his Spring Statement speech, Chancellor Philip Hammond responded to the latest forecasts as published by the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR).

13 Mar 2018

2018 Spring Statement - the political reaction

Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered the 2018 Spring Statement to the House of Commons, stating that the government has 'made solid progress towards building an economy that works for everyone'.

13 Mar 2018

2018 Spring Statement - the business reaction

Business groups have responded to Chancellor Philip Hammond's Spring Statement speech.

13 Mar 2018

2018 Spring Statement - what to expect

Chancellor Philip Hammond will deliver his first Spring Statement today at 12.30pm.

12 Mar 2018

Research suggests average UK small business owed £63,000 in late payments

Research carried out by commercial data provider Dun & Bradstreet has suggested that the average UK small business is owed £63,881 in late payments.

09 Mar 2018

TUC analysis of gender pay gap suggests women 'work for free for two months'

A Trades Union Congress (TUC) analysis of gender pay inequality has suggested that, on average, women have to wait 67 days before they get paid, when compared to the average man.

08 Mar 2018

Brexit 'should not overshadow growth', BCC warns government

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has warned the government that Brexit should not overshadow its plans for boosting growth in the UK economy.

07 Mar 2018

Government publishes Making Tax Digital for VAT legislation

The government has published the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Regulations 2018, which outline the requirements for Making Tax Digital for VAT.

06 Mar 2018

Figures show significant increase in contactless card fraud

Contactless card fraud increased to £5.6 million in the first half of 2017, the latest figures published by UK Finance show.

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