Government Announcements

Brexit round-up: business solutions priority among negotiations

Key priorities have been put forward for the government to consider for the upcoming Brexit negotiations.

New national living wage rates from 1 April

New national living wage and the national minimum wage rates come into effect from 1 April 2017.

Brexit round-up: exporters could face £6 billion in extra costs

Leaving the EU without a trade deal in place could leave exporters with £6 billion a year of extra costs.

Defined benefit scheme membership down 50% in 10 years

Active membership in defined benefit pension schemes has decreased by half over the last decade.

State pension top up open until April 2017

Individuals who want to top up their state pension income have until 5 April 2017 to make an application.

Industry reaction to money purchase annual allowance consultation

Industry bodies have reacted to the proposed changes to the money purchase annual allowance.

Business rate relief to reach £3.8 billion

Local authorities estimate a granted total of £3.8 billion worth of business rate relief for 2017/18.

Reminder: new vehicle tax rates to be introduced in April 2017

New vehicle tax rates are set to be introduced in April 2017.

Payment guidance published ahead of April changes

Guidance to help large businesses report their payment practices have been published ahead of measures coming into force in April 2017.

Tax-free pensions advice allowance introduced

Starting your retirement plan? Savers will be able to withdraw up to £1,500 from their pension pot tax-free to pay for financial advice from April 2017.

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