Posts Tagged ‘Budget’

Minister for Africa expresses disappointment at Gambia diplomatic expulsion

Comments Off | 06-13-2015

James Duddridge calls on Gambian authorities to reconsider expulsion of the Deputy Head of EU Delegation from Banjul
Speaking upon news of the expulsion the Minister for Africa James Duddridge said:
I am disappointed by the decision of the Gambian Government to expel the Deputy Head of EU Delegation from Banjul at short notice. No prior warning

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Government boost to help low paid workers progress in their careers

Comments Off | 06-13-2015

Seven new projects have been launched today by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), aiming to boost the careers of low paid workers in retail and hospitality sectors.
Today we launch seven new projects to boost the careers of low paid workers in the retail and hospitality sectors. Through mentoring, specific skills training and

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Webinars, e-learning, emails and videos if you’re self-employed

Comments Off | 06-13-2015

You can get business emails from HMRC to help you start your business.
Find out about online courses to help you with tax, National Insurance, business records and expenses.
Webinars and videos
Live webinars last for an hour and you can ask questions throughout the presentation and get answers from your HMRC host. They’re aimed at sole traders and business partnerships. They’re

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Budget 2015: Helping the hard-working people of Northern Ireland

Comments Off | 03-21-2015

Budget 2015 reinforces the Government’s commitment to Northern Ireland. The long-term economic plan which has secured the foundations for recovery across the UK continues to help drive economic growth and jobs in Northern Ireland.
Decisions taken by the Government today provide further support to hard-working people in Northern Ireland by increasing the personal tax allowance to

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Wales Office Minister welcomes Budget boost for creative industries

Comments Off | 03-21-2015

Wales Office Minister Alun Cairns said:
Today’s budget provides a fantastic platform for our creative industries to grow. Our measures to support film and television, video games and visual effects could be transformational for Wales.
I hope that more Welsh production companies take the opportunity to invest in this exciting sector.
Already there are 11 companies in Wales

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Employment Allowance: New data reveals benefit of tax cut for UK employers

Comments Off | 08-3-2014

New data released today (Thursday 31 July) reveals how over 725,000 UK employers are benefitting from the Employment Allowance in each region and sector across the UK.
The Employment Allowance is a reduction in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) that an employer pays on their employees, and is worth up to £2000 for eligible businesses and charities.
By the

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Broadband boost for rural Scotland

Comments Off | 07-18-2014

More than 90,000 homes and businesses in 18 local authority areas across Scotland will be next to get fibre broadband in the latest phase of the £410 million Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael welcomed the news, describing it as an important step in connecting communities.

Find out which communities will benefit from the

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Investing in rail, investing in Derby

Comments Off | 04-11-2014

Thanks for that welcome.
And thanks for inviting me today (10th April 2014).
It’s an absolute pleasure to be at Derbyshire County Cricket Club once again for the Rail Forum conference.
A year ago I stood here and talked about some of the challenges, and opportunities, we face. First, as a government. Second, as an industry.
I explained how

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Income tax cuts to benefit 26 million people from 6 April 2014

Comments Off | 04-3-2014

As a result of a landmark government policy and a key plank of the long-term economic plan, over 3 million people will have been taken out of income tax altogether from this weekend. This is thanks to a series of increases in the tax-free personal allowance to £10,000 in 2014 to 2015.
This means that overnight

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