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Digesting the Budget

David Kitson

10 March 2017

Wilkins Kennedy’s Budget Lunches are very well established here in Hertfordshire and have continued to take place over many years. Our final Spring event on Thursday lunchtime truly marked the end of an era – but it will pave the … Read More >>

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Spring Budget highlights 2017

Matthew Hall

08 March 2017

The Chancellor has just delivered a Budget that promised to show “no complacency before Brexit” and many awaited what lay ahead for the “last ever” Spring Budget. Here is a summary from the latest announcements: Economy GDP growth forecast 2017      … Read More >>

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Budget 2017 first response: “cheers for the rate relief”

Phil Mullis

08 March 2017

The Chancellor has just delivered his Budget speech, where many business owners awaited news relating to business rates – an area which greatly affects retailers with bricks and mortar stores. Phil Mullis, Head of Retail and Wholesale and Partner at … Read More >>

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Will the Budget battle ‘outdated’ business rates?

Phil Mullis

06 March 2017

The topic of business rates appears to stage a constant battle between those who pay them and the Government, which is in receipt of them. As the Spring Budget looms into view, is there likely to be any reprieve for … Read More >>

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Does The Budget Signal An Early Bath For Employee Shareholder Status (ESS)?

Jemima Jones

16 March 2016

With Employee Shareholder Status (ESS) having not even reached its third anniversary, today’s Budget potentially delivers a serious blow to its success. The Chancellor has delivered a significant U-turn on a scheme that offers a tax efficient way of incentivising … Read More >>

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Budget 2016 Highlights

Matthew Hall

16 March 2016

If we turn the clock back to the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, we recall an ebullient Mr. Osborne handed a £27bn windfall, which enabled the Chancellor to reverse the planned cut in tax credits, relax a further tightening on Government department … Read More >>

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Budget 2016: Academies

Michelle Wilkes

16 March 2016

The Chancellor has just announced his eighth Budget, where it was all about “putting the next generation first”.  As part of his education reforms, George Osborne outlined plans to turn all schools in the UK into academies by 2020 or … Read More >>

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Budget 2016: Income Tax Thresholds To Rise?

Rick Schofield

15 March 2016

A week is a long time in politics. Seven days ago, the nation’s middle and upper earners were being told to brace themselves for a £6bn raid on their pension schemes on Budget Day. But now it looks very much … Read More >>

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The Budget 2016: Two days to go – what’s in it for retailers?

Phil Mullis

14 March 2016

The Chancellor is about to deliver his Spring Budget on Wednesday and from early predictions he is not giving much away in terms of its contents. One thing is for sure, clawing back some of deficit remains high on his … Read More >>

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The Pensions Crisis: Any Solutions In The Budget Red Box?

Victoria Chambers

10 March 2016

Surf the internet and you quickly discover that phrases like ‘Pensions Crisis’ or ‘Pensions Timebomb’ have been around for well over 20 years but we still seem to be a long way from finding a solution. Despite the Chancellor putting … Read More >>

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