‘Spring Budget could be delayed’

Speculation is mounting that next month's Spring Budget may be postponed, following Sajid Javid's resignation as chancellor. Spring Budget 2020 is set to take place after Prime Minister's Questions on the afternoon of 11 March. But the fiscal event was thrown into...

Javid sensationally quits as chancellor

Sajid Javid stunned parliament yesterday by resigning as chancellor, less than a month before the Spring Budget. Javid had been expected to continue in his role as chancellor as Prime Minister Boris Johnson conducted a cabinet reshuffle. But the former chancellor quit...

Employers urged to prepare for parental bereavement leave

Employers in England, Scotland and Wales will have to provide eligible workers with a new entitlement to parental bereavement leave and pay from April. This will provide parents who lose a child or suffer a stillbirth with a day-one employment right to take two weeks...

Chancellor mulls pension tax relief reform

Chancellor Sajid Javid is reportedly considering cutting pensions tax relief for high earners in next month's Spring Budget. Media reports suggest Javid may be on the verge of reducing high earners' relief from their marginal rate of income tax to 20% to make the...

Directors call for Budget to unleash entrepreneurism

Chancellor Sajid Javid needs to prioritise investing in startups and scaleups in his Spring Budget next month, influential business leaders have said. The call comes from the Institute of Directors (IoD) ahead of the first fiscal announcement of the year on 11 March...