The Autumn Budget revolved around embracing the future, in particular the changes, challenges and opportunities facing the UK as we prepare for Brexit – but what were the key announcements for those on the lowest incomes?
The LITRG have published a report summarising the main shortcomings of the current universal credit system in respect of the self-employed and suggesting positive reforms that would encourage entrepreneurial activity and relieve administrative burdens.
Control of a number of existing social security benefits is being passed from the UK Government to the Scottish Government and the Social Security (Scotland) Bill provides a framework for the creation of the Scottish social security system to deal with these benefits.
Tax-Free Childcare started to accept claims from 21 April 2017 and will continue to roll-out during 2017. This article provides an update on who can claim and what it means for employer supported childcare schemes.