Government Announcements

The Government has confirmed that the recommended rises in the national minimum wage made by the Low Pay Commission will come into effect in October.

The emergency Budget is to give new businesses a one-year break from paying employers’ national insurance contributions on the first ten staff they employ.

The emergency Budget will be delivered at 12.30pm on Tuesday 22 June.

The Conservative-Liberal Democrat government’s emergency Budget, set for 22 June, is likely to herald several tax changes.

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), set up by the coalition government to provide independent economic forecasts, has predicted that rate at which the UK economy is likely to expand will be lower than previously estimated.

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