Autumn Statement

The Autumn Statement small business archive.


Autumn Statement 2023 for small businesses

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announces packages of tax cuts for small businesses, including national insurance, freezing business rates for retail, leisure and hospitality and making the tax break for business investment permanent


Autumn Statement what it means for small business

As predicted, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt clobbers small businesses with stealth tax raids on VAT and National Insurance but there's good news with enhanced help for retailers, hospitality and leisure when it comes to business rates


Contractors to shun public sector following Autumn Statement IR35 ruling

The Autumn Statement's confirmation of IR35 is set to have a huge impact on public sector contractors.


UK SME community sees Autumn Statement as modest and medium-term

Mike Cherry, national chairman at the Federation of Small Businesses, gives us his reaction to Chancellor Hammond's Autumn Statement.


Autumn Statement 2016: Flat rate VAT changes explained

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced significant changes to the amount of VAT SMEs will have to pay.


Autumn Statement 2016: SME reaction to Hammond’s venture capital investment

UK SMEs react to Chancellor Philip Hammond's pledge to invest £400 million to UK startups.


Autumn Statement 2016: Squeeze to be worse than last parliament

Lower earnings growth and ongoing welfare cuts mean that a renewed income squeeze will be more severe than the last parliament.


Autumn Statement 2016: Businesses cannot rely solely on government

Business owners and advisers have offered their views on what to expect from the Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Statement.


Business investment expected to slow after Autumn Statement

Businesses are seeking Autumn Statement investment boost to mitigate a weaker economic outlook, new research finds.


Autumn Statement: Any scope for tax giveaways?

George Hardey assesses the outlook for pleasant surprises in George Osborne's upcoming announcement.

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