Relevant announcements from the Autumn Budget

22nd November 2017


  • Stamp duty to be abolished immediately for first-time buyers purchasing properties worth up to £300,000


Are you ready for state pension age increases?

14th August 2017

The government has announced plans for a further increase in state pension age.


Autumn Finance Bill on the cards

10th August 2017

New Finance Bill promised to catch discarded Budget provisions (more…)

No summer Budget, but…

11th July 2017

The general election left the future of many spring Budget announcements up in the air, but that situation may soon change. (more…)

The Spring Budget has become a victim of the snap election.

10th May 2017

Philip Hammond has not had much luck with what he said would be his first and last Spring Budget. His proposal to increase Class 4 national insurance contributions from April 2018 survived only a week before being dropped. (more…)

2017 to start with the rise of deposit protection limits

22nd December 2016

2017 will make the protection of large deposits easier thanks to the latest revision of deposit protection limits, thought to come into effect at the end of January


Have your investments been Trumped by the US election result?

14th December 2016

Following the arrival of Donald Trump, the direction of the US government has changed from what Hilary Clinton was offering.

Quite what the new direction is remains unclear.


Love it or hate it, Marmite caused a stir last month!

29th November 2016

Last month a dispute between Tesco and Unilever over the pricing of products under a new contract saw Marmite temporarily removed from the shelves of Tesco’s internet shopping website.


Summary of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement 2016

23rd November 2016

Chancellor abolishes Autumn Statement in his first Autumn Statement… and other news!

Will the Autumn Statement mean radical reform for pension contribution tax relief?

21st November 2016

As the Autumn Statement edges closer, the pre-announcement rumour mill is suggesting a radical reform of pension contribution tax relief is on the cards.

It is being rumoured that tax relief for pension contributions could soon be based on your age rather than the rate of income tax you pay