64 posts categorised "Autumn Statement"

21 November 2014

Have your say: Autumn Statement 2014

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UK slips two places down league table of effective tax systems

The UK cannot afford to stand still on tax competitiveness, the latest PwC, World Bank and IFC Paying Taxes study shows. After two years of ascent, the UK has dropped two places to 16th on the annual benchmark of business tax systems, which measures the tax costs and compliance burden...

06 January 2014

New rules on sales of UK residential property and for employers of young people – changes announced in the Autumn Statement

George Osborne delivered his annual Autumn Statement at the start of December, a month which is generally a pretty hectic one for all of us. With the festive season occupying our thoughts, it can be hard to find the time to really pull out the announcements from the Autumn Statement...

06 December 2013

People who start work today won't get their state pension until they're age 72

Linking the state pension age to life expectancy means we could easily see people having to wait many more years before they get their state pension. In his 2013 Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced that someone in their 40s won’t get their state pension until they are aged 68; the...

05 December 2013

Autumn Statement 2013: The tax implications

Alex Henderson discusses in more detail some of the key tax announcements of the day.

Autumn Statement 2013: Real estate outcomes

Ros Rowe, Property Partners, talks through some of the announcements in the Autumn Statement affecting commercial and private property.

Autumn Statement 2013: Video reaction from PwC's head of tax

Autumn Statement 2013: Our Head of Tax, Kevin Nicholson talks about what we've heard from the Chancellor in his 2013 Autumn Statement The Chancellor delivered a dose of economic good news which will give business and investors confidence. Overall this was a statement aimed at a domestic electorate, rather than...

Autumn Statement 2013: Economic update

Andrew Sentance, Senior Economic Adviser gives us an economic overview about what we've heard from the Chancellor in his 2013 Autumn Statement.

Autumn Statement 2013: PwC comments on business rates

Melanie Malsbury, tax partner at PwC in the Midlands, comments: "The new 50% "reoccupation" relief for small businesses on the high street could reduce the number of vacant shops but has the potential to be unfair to existing businesses who may struggle to pay full rates. Unless it's managed properly,...

Autumn Statement 2013: PwC comments on residential property

Melanie Malsbury, tax partner at PwC in the Midlands, comments: "It was encouraging to hear that the Government will issue £1 billion of financial support to unblock large housing developments, to be supplemented by extra funds to local authorities to kick start building new affordable housing.”

Autumn Statement 2013: PwC comments on tax announcements

Melanie Malsbury, tax partner at PwC in the Midlands, comments: “The announcements around encouraging youth employment are welcome. Removing employer's National Insurance contributions on jobs for young people, will hopefully help get more young people into work. Tackling this issue and ensuring that young people have access to skills development...

Autumn Statement 2013: PwC comments on pensions

Melanie Malsbury, partner at PwC in the Midlands, comments: “Linking the state pension age to life expectancy means that we could easily see people having to wait many more years before they get their state pension. The Chancellor announced that someone in their 40s won’t get their state pension until...

Mark Smith comments on Autumn Statement 2013

Mark Smith, regional chairman at PwC in the Midlands, said: “It is encouraging that growth forecasts for the UK as a whole are up. This year, growth is now forecast to be around 1.4%, and next year’s forecast growth has been revised up from 1.8% to 2.4%. This is in...

02 December 2013

PwC in the Midlands predicts optimistic Autumn Statement

UK economic recovery continues to outpace previous expectations Ahead of the Chancellor’s annual Autumn Statement, Stuart Wallace, tax partner at PwC in the Midlands, said: “This will be the most optimistic Autumn Statement the Chancellor has delivered. Economic recovery is gathering pace, boosting tax revenues, while government spending appears to...

Autumn Statement 2013 predictions: Energy prices

Ronan O'Regan, Head of Renewables and Clean Tech, discusses how the Chancellor might respond to the recent debate around increasing energy prices.

Autumn Statement 2013 predictions: Housing

Ros Rowe, Real Estate Partner, discusses announcements The Chancellor might make in relation to housing in the UK.

Autumn Statement 2013 predictions: An overview

Tax Partner Stella Amiss talks about what we're likely to hear in The Chancellor's Autumn Statement on 5 December 2013.

29 November 2013

Autumn Statement 2013: The impact for employers and employees

The Chancellor will deliver his Autumn Statement on Thursday 5 December 2013. We'll be running a live webcast on Friday 6 December to explore the key reward and HR issues that your business will be facing. There's no definitive information on what we might expect, but we could see further...

25 November 2013

Autumn Statement 2013 - The latest predictions and insight

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, will deliver his Autumn Statement to Parliament on Thursday 5 December 2013. The Autumn Statement is the second most significant economic event in the parliamentary year after the Budget. We’ll be publishing analysis and updates before, during and after the Chancellor’s Statement. So...

17 December 2012

Announcement of the results of the spectrum auction in the Netherlands increases expectations of the UK 4G auction.

Brian Potterill, director in PwC's telecoms strategy team, added: "The results of the spectrum auction in the Netherlands were announced late on Friday (14 December), raising a total of €3.8bn. As with the recent auction in Ireland which raised €855m the Dutch auction included more spectrum than on offer in...