Government Announcements

The inflation rate rose to 2.3% in February 2017, the highest rate since September 2013.

The government has published draft legislation to implement policies announced at Spring Budget 2017 and Autumn Statement 2016.

The Queen has given Royal Assent to the Brexit Bill, allowing the government to formally trigger Article 50.

Plans to increase national insurance contributions for the self-employed have been dropped.

UK growth has now been forecast at 2% in 2017, up from the 1.4% previously predicted.

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