Facts and Figures


Budget Summary 2017

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond, delivered his first Budget against a backdrop of a more-buoyant-than-expected UK economy post-Brexit and improved tax receipts. Set against these were concerns about funding the NHS and social care, and the impact on business from changes to business rates.


Autumn Statement 2016

Philip Hammond’s first Autumn Statement was also his last. Next year we will have a Spring Budget, then revert to an Autumn Budget, to be followed by a Spring Statement in 2018.


Intestacy rules

A high-level overview of the rules in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland governing the estates of those who die without leaving a valid will.


Social security benefit rates

The DWP began rolling out universal credit to claimants within certain areas of the North-West of England from April 2013. Claims for existing benefits and credits will be gradually phased out and Existing claimants will move onto universal credit in line with a phased approach that is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.


Tax tables

The main rates of taxation in the UK for the 2016/17 and 2017/18 tax years.


Tax calendar 2015/16

All of the most important dates on the tax calendar for 2015/16.


Tax tips

Taxes, as we know, are one of the two great inevitables in life, but you can manage your financial affairs to minimise the impact of tax for you, your family and your business. In fact, the Government actually encourages you to make the most of the reliefs and allowances available. These Tax Tips show you how.

The value of tax reliefs depends on your individual circumstances. Tax laws can change. The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate tax advice, so it is outside the investment protection rules of the Financial Services and Markets Act and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. The value of your investment, and the income from them, may fall as well as rise, and you may not recover the full value of your investments. Changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of investments that involve exposure to a foreign currency to go up or down. The FCA does not regulate will writing and some forms of estate planning.

This publication is for general information only and is not intended to be advice to any specific person. You are recommended to seek competent professional advice before taking or refraining from taking any action on the basis of the contents of this publication. This publication represents our understanding of law and HM Revenue & Customs practice as at August 2015