Spring Statement 2019: expectations

At around 12.30pm on Wednesday 13 March 2019, Chancellor Philip Hammond is expected to deliver his Spring Statement to the House of Commons. Last year, he limited the speech to a length of around 20 minutes and focused on announcing updated economic forecasts, in...

Probate charges set to increase

Affluent families in England and Wales face paying probate charges of up to £6,000 from April 2019 after ministers confirmed it as a fee rather than a tax. Families currently pay a flat fee of up to £215 to obtain the grant of probate needed in England and Wales to...

Spring Statement date announced

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced the date for the Spring Statement, on 13 March 2019. With the event taking place just 17 days before the UK's planned departure date from the EU on 29 March, it is possible it could be upgraded to include major policy...