Posts Tagged ‘Budget’

Defence budget increases for the first time in six years

Comments Off | 04-2-2016

In last summer’s Budget the government committed to increase defence spending by 0.5% above inflation every year until 2021 and continue to meet NATO’s target to spend 2% of GDP on defence for the rest of the decade.
1 April 2016 marks the first day that these commitments come into effect with

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Finance Bill 2016 legislates new tax changes

Comments Off | 03-26-2016

Following last week’s Budget, the government has published Finance Bill 2016. The bill implements tax changes announced at Budget 2016, Autumn Statement 2015 and Summer Budget 2015.
The government is determined to provide opportunity for families who work hard and save, so this Finance Bill:

reduces tax for over 31 million individuals by increasing the personal

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2016 to 2017 funding allocations – positive news for the sector

Comments Off | 03-26-2016

The Skills Funding letter for 2016 to 2017 sets out our budget and priorities for the forthcoming spending review period. This year’s letter confirmed that the spending review settlement for the FE sector was positive. It also focused on apprenticeship growth, localisation of funding, simplification and stability.
We have now issued provider allocations

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Government to invest record £26.3 billion in UK’s world-class science until 2021

Comments Off | 03-6-2016

Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson has today (4 March 2016) set out the government’s commitment to put the UK at the forefront of research to tackle some of the planet’s greatest challenges such as flooding, famine and viral diseases like Ebola.
Announcing a record £26.3 billion budget for science for the next

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Webinars and videos about Self Assessment

Comments Off | 12-27-2015

Self Assessment help and deadlines short videos on HMRC’s YouTube channel cover:

registering for Self Assessment
your first Self Assessment tax return
viewing your calculation
expenses if you’re self-employed
paying your Self Assessment tax bill
budgeting for your Self Assessment tax bill
important dates for Self Assessment
can’t pay your tax bill
Self Assessment penalties

Common questions
We’ve compiled 2 videos that answer questions you’ve asked in

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Wales Office Minister urges country to support Northern Powerhouse

Comments Off | 08-18-2015

Mr Cairns spoke as he and Northern Powerhouse Minister James Wharton met business leaders from North Wales and Cheshire.
Alun Cairns said North East Wales was a natural fit to the economic region which now spans England’s northern cities.
The Wales Office Minister was today (Tuesday 18 August) on a day long-tour of thriving North Welsh companies.

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Oxford Flood Alleviation Scheme update

Comments Off | 08-18-2015

During June and July the Environment Agency and its partners held 5 public events across the Oxford area. The aim of these events was to update local communities on the work to significantly reduce the risk of flooding in the city.
These events were also set up to offer local communities and residents the opportunity to

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Government starts sale of its investment in King’s Cross Central development

Comments Off | 08-18-2015

The government announced the start of the sale process of its investment in the iconic King’s Cross Central redevelopment today (17 August 2015).
The decision to sell the government’s investment in King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership (KCCLP), which is developing land around King’s Cross Station, was announced by the Chancellor in June.
The sale of the government’s

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Government funds new speed mentoring events for female entrepreneurs to nurture talent across the nation

Comments Off | 08-18-2015

Aspiring businesswomen are being given the unique opportunity to gain valuable wisdom and support from experienced female entrepreneurs at a new series of networking events.
The Meet a Mentor sessions are designed to introduce businesswomen to potential advisers through speed mentoring, as well as giving them the opportunity to network with their peers and learn about

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A Budget that delivers on our plan for working people in the East of England

Comments Off | 07-16-2015

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, today used his Summer Budget to set out the next stage in delivering the government’s plan for working people in the East of England.
This Budget has delivered a tax cut for 2.8 million people in the East of England, taken an additional 58,000 out of income tax all together, announced

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