Chancellor avoided seismic shifts, but there were some important tweaks says Stuart Walker ..
Richard Britten says the Autumn Statement may be good news for employees, but the same cannot necessarily be said for employers…
Graeme Cran says the Chancellor kept his changes to a minimum..
New proposals for the taxation of benefits in kind and salary sacrifice schemes are likely to impact on millions of employees, it has been claimed. From April 2017 tax billsRead More
Scotland’s home building industry called for the Scottish government to use the £800 million extra funding it will receive through to 2020-21 to boost the housing sector. Mr Hammond outlined aRead More
Consumer and retailing
Retail sector leader David Lonsdale said the warnings on inflation and risks to consumer confidence will alarm retailers. “The Autumn Statement may have come late this year, but it willRead More
Polly Purvis, chief executive of ScotlandIS, said the National Productivity Investment Fund should help drive digital technologies which in turn boost productivity and economic growth. “We were also pleased to hearRead More
The Chancellor has delivered an Autumn Statement that provides some relief for low earners, but falls short on indicating an ‘open for business’ Britain, says ACCA (the Association of CertifiedRead More
Pensions and ISAs
Sara Wilson, head of platform proposition at Alliance Trust Savings, welcomed preservation of salary sacrifice option for pension savers, but believes reduction in the Money Purchase Annual Allowance for pensionsRead More
Chancellor Philip Hammond committed the government to City Deal funding for “every city in Scotland” as he pledged to build an economy that “works for everyone”…