Government Announcements

Tax changes introduced in Finance Bill 2017

21 Mar 17

The government has published draft legislation to implement policies announced at Spring Budget 2017 and Autumn Statement 2016.

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Brexit round-up: Brexit Bill receives Royal Assent

17 Mar 17

The Queen has given Royal Assent to the Brexit Bill, allowing the government to formally trigger Article 50.

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Self-employed NICs rise dropped

16 Mar 17

Plans to increase national insurance contributions for the self-employed have been dropped.

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OBR upgrades UK growth forecast for 2017

10 Mar 17

UK growth has now been forecast at 2% in 2017, up from the 1.4% previously predicted.

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National insurance for the self-employed

09 Mar 17

Planned increase to class 4 NICs will no longer go ahead

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