The Budget

our archive of stories concerning the Budget of the British Government, examining the impact on UK small businesses.


Budget 2017: The Spring Budget for small businesses at a glance

Here, we give you a quick summary of how Chancellor Philip Hammond's Spring Budget will affect you.


Budget 2017: Chancellor eases the pain on business rates

Chancellor Philip Hammond has unveiled three measures to address those companies affected by the burden of higher business rates.


Budget 2017: Tax breaks for SMEs key to PM’s productivity drive

Four key Budget changes to encourage investment in SMEs and PM's productivity drive.


Spring Budget must be all about Brexit, say accountants

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants urge the government to focus on SMEs in the Spring Budget.


What small businesses want from the Chancellor in the Spring budget

Chancellor should include delay to digital tax deadline in Spring Budget to assist small businesses according to Simon Littlejohns.


Budget 2016: Reflection from business owners

Company owners and financiers have weighed in on the Chancellor's announcement, with views ranging from a 'missed opportunity' to 'an excellent outcome for entrepreneurs'.


How the Budget affects northern business

Here, we look at how companies in the North are affected by George Osborne's pre-election announcement.


Budget 2015: Chancellor charms small firms with death to annual tax returns and major reform of business rates

George Osborne eyed small businesses in today’s budget with promises to digitise tax returns and radically reform business rates.


Budget 2013: the reaction

Experts respond to the 2013 Budget and explain what it means for small businesses.


Budget 2013: 450,000 small businesses ‘will pay no jobs tax’

In a dramatic move, the Chancellor George Osborne has promised to take the first £2,000 off the national insurance bill of all employers, meaning that almost half a million businesses will pay no national insurance contributions at all.


Budget 2012: SMEs demand Budget lifeline

Small business owners have spoken out on what they want to see from the Budget, with improving access to finance and easing credit flow mentioned as key priorities.


FSB: Budget could have done more

The Federation of Small Businesses has welcomed some changes announced in the 2011 Budget, but believes it didn't go far enough.

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