Autumn Statement


Government proposes to revamp R&D tax credits for small businesses

A consultation document from the Government published on Friday acknowledged there was “merit to the case for further support” to small and medium-sized businesses


Budget 2017: The sky’s the limit for UK scale-ups

Budget 2017: We dissect Phillip Hammond's Autumn Statement on plans to support UK scale-ups unlock over £20 billion of new investment as the British Business Bank steps in to replace European Investment Fund lending.

Legislation and Regulation

APSCo: “The UK will now have one of the most inflexible labour markets in the world”

Reacting to the Autumn Statement, the Association of Professional Staffing Companies, APSCo, warns that the UK is now in danger of moving from being one of most flexible to one of most inflexible labour markets in the world.


Autumn Statement: Can £2bn solve UK’s innovation crisis?

The £2 billion boost in R&D has been warmly welcomed by the business community, but innovation is more about thinking differently than just research alone.


Autumn Statement: Businesses need continuity to face post-Brexit uncertainty

Menzies LLP's Stephen Hemmings explains why business continuity and long-term planning are crucial for UK companies to boost investment.


Finance leaders send their Christmas list to government

Some 200 ACCA members working in public sector finance have called on the government to focus on long-term stability, to start to think strategically and to commit to investment in digital capability.