Autumn Statement 2013
Chancellor George Osborne got a fair share of hurrahs and boohoos at the House of Commons this morning.
As George Osborne leant against the dispatch box to deliver the Autumn Statement, observers across the UK were leaning hard on their keyboards as they frantically typed away, tweeting their reactions to the Chancellor’s vision.
What is the government doing to help small businesses and their employees?
George Osborne was keen to hit home that the government is committed to sticking to their guns in order to bring down the deficit.
Now read:Autumn Statement 2013: The six big business measuresGet your business ...
#1 Business rates capped at 2%
George Osborne will announce a fresh round of spending cuts for Whitehall departments when he delivers his Autumn Statement today.
Autumn Statement: State pension age increase brought forward & those in 20s may have to work until they're 70
Well, in all honesty the headline sounds more exciting than it is, but it’s important nonetheless.
What to expect
You’re hearing about it everywhere - but what does it really mean for you?
George Osborne is set to cap business rate rises to 2% in the Autumn Statement tomorrow.
The business wish list
The government is planning to give its newly created Business Bank a £250m boost, and a permanent headquarters in Sheffield.
Chancellor George Osborne has promised to cut the cost of green levies in the Autumn Statement this Thursday.
Latest business news
The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, rejected fears of economic stagnation but said the UK economy was “a long way from normal” yesterday.
Luxury French fashion brand Louis Vuitton is set to ditch its West End base and move its headquarters to King’s Cross.
A restaurant in China has been cashing in on David Cameron’s visit to the country by introducing a Cameron-themed menu.
Recent business news
Energy firms in the UK are set to hire thousands of new employees to help deal with a surge in complaints and to assist customers changing suppliers.
Andy Murray’s Wimbledon victory in July this year had the nation on the edge of its seats.
Another month, another Twitter blunder by David Cameron.
The average London house price will reach nearly £650,000 by 2020, according to new research.
Job vacancies in the UK have increased by the fastest rate in 15 years.
Donations to the public purse have already reached £900,000 this financial year, as anonymous people help pay off Britain’s debt.
Last week we told you about the gifts billionaires are eyeing up this Christmas. The outrageous list included everthing from a $62m tree house to a $83m Sky yacht.
The UK’s fourth biggest high-street bank, HSBC, has met with investors to discuss the sale of a major stake of the UK arm of the business.