Government Announcements

Attempts in Parliament to head off the government’s proposed increase in the rate of VAT have been defeated.

It is thought that the government may look at removing, if only temporarily, the autumn pre-Budget Report.

The government has laid out plans to change the way that payments are calculated for final salary pension schemes.

One of the world’s leading think-tanks has expressed concern over government decisions to curtail funds aimed at getting the unemployed back into work.

Following the announcement that the government is to go ahead with the introduction of the Equality Act, a leading employers’ group has claimed that one aspect of the legislation could have an adverse effect on the number of women in higher paid jobs.

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