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Spring Statement 2019: everything you need to know

We explain the main points covered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, and how the changes will affect you in 2019-20

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Autumn Budget 2018: taxpayers to save £130 with personal allowance increase

Taxpayers are set for a £130 pay rise under increases to the personal allowance in the Autumn Budget 2018. Use our income tax calculator to work out your tax bill for 2019-20.

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Autumn Budget 2018: new Brexit 50p coin to be released

A commemorative 50p coin will be released next year to mark Britain's exit from the European Union, as announced in today's Budget Red Book.

National Insurance hike for self-employed scrapped by Chancellor

The government will no longer increase the level of National Insurance paid by the self-employed, just a week after announcing plans to do so in the 2017 Spring Budget.  Chancellor...

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Budget 2017: all the key announcements

A new market-leading savings bond and some significant changes to the taxes paid by self-employed people were the highlights of Philip Hammond’s first (and last) Spring Budget as Chancellor.  While...

Budget 2017: Tax hike for the self-employed

Self-employed workers could see their take-home pay squeezed by hundreds of pounds a year as a result of changes to the National Insurance system announced in today’s Budget. Contribution rates for self-employed...

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Budget 2017: pension changes avoided

Chancellor Philip Hammond resisted the temptation to make further changes to the pension system in today’s Budget. After the seismic changes in the pensions sector since April 2015, the Chancellor...

Budget 2017: savings changes

The big Budget news for savers is that a new National Savings and Investments (NS&I) bond, available from April, will pay 2.2% over three years. Philip Hammond confirmed the rate...

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