Spring Budget 2017: Tech Round-Up

by H+K United Kingdom

March 8, 2017

Spring Budget 2017: Tech Round-Up

Announcing the budget today, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond highlighted changes to the levels of National Insurance paid by the self-employed. From April 2018, Class 4 national insurance contributions for the self-employed will rise from 9% to 10% – and then to 11% in April 2019 – on income up to the higher … Read more

Spring Budget 2017: Big Changes Ahead for Energy

Levy Control Framework will not be continuing post 2021. A new scheme to support renewables will be announced later in the year Government are going to introduce legislation to protect consumers in the energy market Carbon pricing to continue at the moment. However, the Government will assess setting a UK carbon price post Brexit Government … Read more

Spring Budget 2017: How will Conservatives React?

We were promised a relatively dull Spring Budget. That’s exactly what we received. Phillip Hammond was not delivering an Osborne style budget – it was rather straight laced; there were no taxes imposed on any form of pastry-based goods. This Budget was not controversial; it was miles away from the so called “Omnishambles Budget” of … Read more

Spring Budget 2017: The Healthcare Perspective

Not every wish on the UK’s life science industry’s list of requests has been answered by Chancellor Hammond’s spring budget today, but in setting out the country’s stall as the place to do business post Brexit, Hammond partially delivered. There are no generous tax breaks, there’ll be no substantial changes to the UK’s R&D tax … Read more

Spring Budget 2017: Brexit Buffers and Business Rates

In what Phillip Hammond confirmed would be the final Spring Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer set out a budget to make Britain “the best place in the world to do business”. The budget did not really deliver any surprises, nor a ‘silver bullet’ to address the social care crisis. Impending Brexit negations have slightly … Read more

Spring Budget 2017: No Rabbits from Hats

Philip Hammond demonstrated none of the show of his predecessor in setting out the Government’s last Spring Budget, despite the odd quip at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s expense.  The changes announced were largely technical in nature, with no rabbits pulled out of any hats that we have come to expect from today’s parliamentary theatrics. The … Read more