Government Announcements

UK Inflation rate jumps to 2.3%

22 Mar 17: The inflation rate rose to 2.3% in February 2017, the highest rate since September 2013.

Tax changes introduced in Finance Bill 2017

21 Mar 17: The government has published draft legislation to implement policies announced at Spring Budget 2017 and Autumn Statement 2016.

Brexit round-up: Brexit Bill receives Royal Assent

17 Mar 17: The Queen has given Royal Assent to the Brexit Bill, allowing the government to formally trigger Article 50.

Self-employed NICs rise dropped

16 Mar 17: Plans to increase national insurance contributions for the self-employed have been dropped.

OBR upgrades UK growth forecast for 2017

10 Mar 17: UK growth has now been forecast at 2% in 2017, up from the 1.4% previously predicted.