The chancellor can’t have been looking forward to the Budget this week, says Merryn Somerset Webb. But in the end, it wasn’t so bad.
Yesterday’s Budget was largely uncontroversial, with the chancellor not dropping any obvious clangers. John Stepek casts his eye over the main points, and explains what they mean for you.
Emily Hohler looks ahead to the chancellor’s Budget speech next week.
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.