Autumn Budget 2018

The sun was already edging behind the London skyline by the time Chancellor Philip Hammond rose to the despatch box to deliver the first Monday Budget since 1962 – pushed back to 3.30pm because of later Parliamentary sitting times on

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Spring Statement 2018

By the time Chancellor Philip Hammond rose to his feet in the House of Commons to deliver the first Spring Statement, he had already offered plenty of hints that this would be a low-key affair. Gone was the primetime Wednesday

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Autumn Budget 2017

When Chancellor Philip Hammond stepped up to the despatch box, he would have been acutely aware of the pressure he was under. Some 24 hours before the Chancellor was due to open his famous red box, the Office for National

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Entrepreneurs lose out in Spring Budget, according to Smailes Goldie Group

Below is the press release that we issued on the day of the Spring Budget. As has been widely reported, the Chancellor subsequently abandoned his plans to increase Class 4 National Insurance Contributions paid by self-employed workers. We are pleased

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Spring Budget 2017

Various rumours were swirling around Westminster in the days before Philip Hammond rose to deliver his first Budget – confirmed as the last time a major fiscal statement will be made in the spring. The Chancellor, still scarcely nine months

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SMEs given greater certainty over future with abolition of Autumn Statement, says Smailes Goldie Group

When the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond rose to give his first Autumn Statement few would have thought that it would be the last he would ever give. However, after speaking for almost an hour the Chancellor controversially announced

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Autumn Statement 2016

For weeks now, senior figures from the world of business have been at pains to point out just how important this year’s Autumn Statement will be. The new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, stepped up to the despatch box to give his

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Budget Statement 2016

Introduction On 16th March 2016, the Chancellor George Osborne stepped up to the despatch box to deliver his eighth Budget. This was arguably one of the most challenging speeches he has had to deliver since he took charge of the

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Smailes Goldie Group says SMEs finally given a break by Chancellor

The contributions that small and medium-sized businesses make to the country’s economy have been rewarded, by a Spring Budget that contains more good news than bad for UK industry. To the surprise of many, businesses have largely escaped Budget cuts

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Autumn Statement 2015

Budget Summary For the third time in 2015, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has taken to the despatch box to update the Commons and country as a whole on the state of the nation’s finances. There was a lot of

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