Budget Updates

Budget Summary Spring 2017

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s first, and last, Spring Budget was delivered at a pivotal moment for the UK as it readies itself to begin the process of...

Autumn Statement November 2016

Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement was also his last. After two Budgets in 2017, from 2018 onwards we will have a Spring Statement and an Autum...

Budget Summary Spring 2016

Budget highlightsThe launch of a new Lifetime ISA from April 2017 for adults under the age of 40, with a maximum contribution of £4,000 a year ...

Autumn Statement November 2015

Mr Osborne’s primary goal was to deliver the Spending Review, so there was a heavy emphasis on departmental expenditure and the £4,000bn expected t...

Budget July 2015

The first Budget after a general election is traditionally the time for introducing unpopular measures. The Chancellor is not constrained by a coaliti...

Budget March 2015

This year’s Budget was pretty political – which is no great surprise given the forthcoming general election in May. There can be little doubt that...

Budget Summary for 2014

The combination of late Autumn Statements and early spring leaks has left recent Budgets largely devoid of surprises. Most pundits believed that the 2...

Budget Summary for 2012

The contents of George Osborne’s third Budget were so well rehearsed by politicians, pundits and papers that the real thing threatened to be an anti...

Budget Summary for 2011

After two Budgets and three Finance Acts in 2010, the 2011 Budget looked as if it might be a relatively mundane affair. In the event, it was anything ...