Chancellor Philip Hammond has been forced to backpedal on his plans to raise national insurance contributions for the self-employed.
Philip Hammond’s 2017 budget is another reminder that assuming that the tax system won’t change is always a dangerous foundation for financial planning.
The self employed shouldn’t relax yet, says Merryn Somerset Webb. One way or another, Philip Hammond will be back to tax them.
The solution to all the fuss over National Insurance contributions for the self-employed is simple, says Merryn Somerset Webb. We all pay the same tax regardless of how we work.
The vote to leave the EU gave the chancellor a very good excuse to do very little in what he promises was his last spring Budget.
Philip Hammond’s first spring Budget contained very little of any interest, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
The chancellor had a golden opportunity to simplify Britain’s tax system yesterday. But all he did was tinker around the edges. It’s time to be bold, says John Stepek.
At almost ten million words, the UK tax code is the world’s longest and most incomprehensible. Today, the chancellor has a real opportunity to change that, says Dominic Frisby.
If you can to up your pension before tomorrow’s Budget, do it, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
It’s that time of year again when the chancellor lays out his public spending plans. John Stepek looks ahead to the Budget speech, and asks what’s in the box.