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Autumn Budget 2018: Summary

The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his second Autumn Budget on Monday 29 October 2018. In his speech he stated that ‘austerity is coming to an end - but discipline will remain’. He also promised a ‘double deal dividend’ if the Brexit negotiations are successful...

Political uncertainty sees manufacturing investments decline
Political uncertainty sees manufacturing investments decline

Surveys show that Britain’s manufacturers are no longer investing the amount they were in previous years in response to the growing political uncertainty and rising fears of the impact of global trade tensions. The annual EEF/ Santander Investment Monitor shows that...

Making Tax Digital – Update 4
Making Tax Digital – Update 4

Making Tax Digital (MTD) – Update 4 We have been in regular contact with you to highlight that HMRC will begin phasing in its Making Tax Digital (MTD) regime from April 2019. Initially this will only be for VAT purposes, with the wider roll out of MTD having been...

No-deal Brexit Planning information for UK Hauliers
No-deal Brexit Planning information for UK Hauliers

No-deal Brexit Planning information for UK Hauliers The Department of Transport has recently published a series of technical notices which outline plans that will be put into place if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. This information demonstrates the potential...

New figures reveal R&D claims are on the rise
New figures reveal R&D claims are on the rise

New figures reveal R&D claims are on the rise Businesses claimed over £3.5 billion in tax relief on Research and Development (R&D) in the last year, official statistics reported.  This represents an increase of £575 million on the previous year.  But many...

Transparency in price and service guidance
Transparency in price and service guidance

The SRA has published its guidance on what price and service information law firms must put on their website from 6 December 2018. The new rules were first announced in June 2018 and confirmed following Legal Services Board approval in August. The rules establish that...

Minimum wage: 200,000 workers underpaid
Minimum wage: 200,000 workers underpaid

200,000 workers who were paid less than the minimum wage have been identified following a record government clampdown There was £15.6 million of underpayments identified for more than 200,000 workers which resulted in employers being fined an unprecedented £14 million...

Autumn Budget 2018: Summary

The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his second Autumn Budget on Monday 29 October 2018. In his speech he stated that ‘austerity is coming to an end - but discipline will remain’. He also promised a ‘double deal dividend’ if the Brexit negotiations are successful...

Political uncertainty sees manufacturing investments decline
Political uncertainty sees manufacturing investments decline

Surveys show that Britain’s manufacturers are no longer investing the amount they were in previous years in response to the growing political uncertainty and rising fears of the impact of global trade tensions. The annual EEF/ Santander Investment Monitor shows that...