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Autumn Budget 2017: EIS offers the only investment break of the Budget

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Today’s Budget contained very little news, good or bad, for investors and savers: certainly nothing to encourage pension saving, and nothing even about Isa allowance limits increasing in line with inflation as they have done...

Autumn Budget 2017: Government to fix student loans overpayment issue

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

The government is to change the student loans repayment system to prevent graduates from being overcharged after they have paid off their student loan.

Autumn Budget 2017: ‘Buy-to-leave’ landlords face empty homes tax

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Philip Hammond has pledged to tackle the problem of people sleeping rough on Britain’s streets by introducing a tax on ‘buy-to-leave’ landlords.

Autumn Budget 2017: Spreadsheet Phil’s best jokes

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond has been accused of doing today’s Budget like a best man's speech.

Autumn Budget 2017: Tax break for married couples extended to widows and widowers

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

The marriage allowance is to be extended to widows and widowers, it’s been revealed in today’s Budget document.

Autumn Budget 2017: Package to fix ‘dysfunctional housing market’

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Philip Hammond made fixing the “dysfunctional” housing market the cornerstone of his Autumn Budget, with the goal of restoring “the dream of homeownership for a new generation”.

Autumn Budget 2017: Modest easing of pressure for UK’s small businesses

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

No VAT threshold cut for country’s 5.5 million small companies.

Autumn Budget 2017: Pension tax relief changes shelved for another year

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Today’s Budget was relatively quiet for pensions.  Many experts were surprised that Philip Hammond did not tinker with pensions to raise cash.

Autumn Budget 2017: Households need more support ahead of pension auto-enrolment contribution rise

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond missed the opportunity to give households more financial support ahead of upcoming increases to the amounts workers will be paying into their workplace pension.

Autumn Budget 2017: Freeze on alcohol, fuel, and air passenger duties but tobacco duty to rise

Wednesday, 22 November 2017 | News

Drinkers, drivers, and economy flight passengers may welcome news that alcohol, fuel, and air passenger duties have been frozen, Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced in his Autumn Budget.