Our summary of the 2017 Autumn Budget
First budgets of a new parliament are traditionally the dramatic ones in which the Chancellor dispenses the unpalatable medicine of tax increases, because they are at the furthest point from the next election. However, for a variety of reasons, Mr Hammond did not follow the norm. Far from increasing the Exchequer’s income, the Budget Red Book reveals a net tax giveaway of just under £1.6 billion in the coming tax year.
Isobel Savage, Tax Director at Bishop Fleming, discusses the key tax announcements from the Budget 2017.