Budget 2017: Little for business to get excited about

Published at 15:00 PM on 08 March 2017

Alex Henderson, tax partner at PwC, said: 
"Businesses crave certainty and stability, so in that sense it was good the Budget was relatively light on new measures.  But the measures we did see focused mainly on extracting tax from business owners and the self-employed, with nearly £5bn coming from this direction. Moves to develop skills and support future industries, while a positive sign, are a longer term play and won't help businesses now.
"This Budget follows a tradition of post financial crisis Budgets, with relatively little good news."


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