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by Alexander Beard, on Dec 12, 2018 4:51:02 AM

There was scarcely a mention of the ‘P’ word in October’s Budget speech (believe us, we were listening closely for it!). Instead, Hammond used the Budget speech as an opportunity …

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by Alexander Beard, on Apr 26, 2017 10:15:25 AM

As part of the Spring Budget, the Chancellor Philip Hammond gave an update at the beginning of March on the plans for rolling out Making Tax Digital (MTD), the scheme …

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by Alexander Beard, on Apr 11, 2017 5:55:09 AM

One aspect of the Spring Budget which was welcomed by small businesses and pubs alike was the announcement by the Chancellor Philip Hammond that they will receive additional help with …

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by Alexander Beard, on Feb 7, 2017 6:42:17 AM

Introduction Let’s start this preview of the 2017 Spring Budget by looking back to the Autumn Statement of 2016 – Philip Hammond’s first major statement after replacing George Osborne as …

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by Alexander Beard, on May 20, 2016 9:27:28 AM

The Chancellor will need to reduce borrowing by £32bn in 2019-20 – the biggest ever annual cash consolidation – in order to meet his Budget surplus target by the end …

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by Alexander Beard, on Apr 25, 2016 4:47:32 AM

In the lead up to the budget announcement, George Osborne seemed to bow to the pressure David Cameron and other members of the Conservative Party were putting on him to …

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by Alexander Beard, on Apr 12, 2016 6:09:39 AM

Before the March 2016 Budget there had been much speculation that the Chancellor was planning big changes to the tax relief on pensions. However, just before the Budget, the Treasury …

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by Alexander Beard, on Apr 12, 2016 6:09:30 AM

The Chancellor will need to reduce borrowing by £32bn in 2019-20 – the biggest ever annual cash consolidation – in order to meet his Budget surplus target by the end …

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by Alexander Beard, on Feb 17, 2016 5:34:36 AM

Reported recently across the media, David Cameron has promised an ‘all-out assault on poverty’, with a series of social reforms to include better mental health services and mentoring schemes. The …

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by Alexander Beard, on Feb 5, 2016 6:16:06 AM

Previewing the 2015 Budget almost exactly twelve months ago, we wrote: What now for the Chancellor as he starts to prepare for the Budget on March 18th? On the one …

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by Alexander Beard, on Aug 17, 2015 5:01:30 AM

Those who listened to the Summer Budget on 8th July for news affecting small businesses will no doubt have been glad to see corporation tax slashed and the employment allowance …

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by Alexander Beard, on Aug 17, 2015 4:59:55 AM

An analysis of the Chancellor’s Summer Budget recently published by ‘This is Money’ presents the outcomes for individuals and families in relation to broad categories of ‘Winners’ and ‘Losers’. One …

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