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  • Brexit and the Budget
    9th March 2017

    Brexit and the Budget

    I thought I had missed something so did a word search on the Chancellor’s Budget speech. However, this confirmed my original observation; he managed to deliver the entire speech without mentioning Brexit once.
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  • Budget comment - The Charitable sector
    9th March 2017

    Budget comment - The Charitable sector

    The Chancellor’s Budget included very few specific references to the charity and not for profit sector. Was that good or bad for the sector? Well clearly, specific positive initiatives that would have made the position of charities either financially or administratively easier would have been the ideal. But equally, there is still something to be said for the status quo when the alternative could have been to make things worse.
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  • Budget Comment – Professional Firms
    9th March 2017

    Budget Comment – Professional Firms

    As predicted there was not much for any business including professional firms to get excited about in the Budget.
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  • A quiet Budget day for Pensions
    9th March 2017

    A quiet Budget day for Pensions

    The Chancellor has delivered his Spring Budget. There was very little this time, that effected pensions, but here is a summary of what was included in the policy paper.
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  • Budget comment - Much ado about not a lot!
    8th March 2017

    Budget comment - Much ado about not a lot!

    The Chancellor appeared in fine form as he delivered his first of two 2017 Budgets, with the annual event moving “permanently” to the autumn later this year. The movement in the OBR’s growth forecasts have certainly been a positive for him. Confident in his delivery, perhaps to the point of cockiness; the jokes were very much at the expense of the leader of the opposition.
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