Government Announcements

Spotlight - Government Announcements

Businesses reminded of looming VAT increase

There are now only two months remaining before the standard rate of VAT climbs from 17.5 per cent to 20 per cent, and VAT-registered businesses are being urged to ready themselves for the change.

Read more »

Government opens debate on corporate governance

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, took the opportunity of his address to the CBI annual conference to launch a review of the way the UK companies are run.

Read more »

Government promises plans for growth

The government has outlined plans for £200 billion of investment in infrastructure projects in the UK as part of a strategy for economic growth and recovery.

Read more »

MEPs vote for extended maternity leave on full pay

The European Parliament has given its backing to proposals that would see maternity leave on full pay extended to 20 weeks.

Read more »

Comprehensive Spending Review: effect on business support

Given that the Department of Business is facing annual cuts in its budget of 7.1 per cent, broad business support has inevitably been diminished.

Read more »

Comprehensive Spending Review: green tax change criticised

The government has come under fire for imposing what has been described as a “green stealth tax” in the spending review.

Read more »

Lessons and challenge from the Spending Review

In many ways the spending reductions made by the Chancellor were largely anticipated. The size of the current deficit has grown to over £160 billion this year and it was acknowledged by most that decisive action needed to be taken in order to head off a deeper deficit problem in years to come.

Read more »

Comprehensive Spending Review: the full cuts revealed

The Chancellor, George Osborne stood up in the House Commons to detail the largest series of public spending cuts seen in decades.

Read more »
Syndicate content