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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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The removal of dispensations relating to employee expenses

Hayley Perkin

04 March 2016

It has been on the cards for two years, but the abolition of dispensations is now just a few weeks away and time is running out for any employers that have not prepared for the changes. Even those that are … Read More >>

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Could the Budget fuel petrol price hikes?

Paul East

01 March 2016

With the Chancellor due to sit down for his Spring Budget in just a few weeks’ time, could fuel price rises be on the cards? Petrol and diesel prices have been sitting comfortably low for quite some time, with many … Read More >>

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Budget 2016 – More Pension Reforms On The Way?

Rick Schofield

23 February 2016

The Government is on a mission to reduce its annual £34billion pension tax relief bill, with higher rate tax payers tipped to take the hit. In his Spring Budget, on 16th March, Chancellor George Osborne is expected to announce the … Read More >>

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The 2016 Budget: Early Thoughts

Kevin Walmsley

19 February 2016

All Chancellors like to pull a headline-grabbing rabbit out of the hat on Budget Day. As we near the Budget Day more and more predictions are made and the odd nugget is leaked. A month out from the big day … Read More >>

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