A summary of the Spring Budget 2021

Your Personal finances The personal allowance and income tax thresholds for basic and higher-rate taxpayers will rise in April and then be frozen until 2026 – increasing their tax as earnings rise. Income tax rates and thresholds are set in a different way in Scotland and Wales. The inheritance tax nil rate band, the capital […]

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Paul Uppal on the high street

 Paul Uppal, Forum Non-Executive Director Late Payment & Bad Business Practices Paul Uppal was the Government’s Small Business Commissioner from 2017 to 2019. Paul made giant strides towards ensuring fair payment practices for small businesses and changing the late payment culture in the UK by supporting them in resolving payment disputes with larger firms. […]

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Restore the high street – August update

The issues facing the high street were already causing many problems before the impact of COVID-19 and the lockdown. But we now face the deep scars to our retail sector and Britain’s high streets as we come out of the initial lockdown and we are going to have to be even more creative and innovative […]

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Governments Planning after the Pandemic

  Many people wonder if we will go back to normal after the pandemic, it’s a question people are increasingly asking as the lockdown starts to lift, many think things will change perhaps for the better, but one thing is for certain we will all take the threat of a global pandemic and its associated […]

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Governments approach beyond Coronavirus

Government’s approach beyond coronavirus Background The coronavirus pandemic has exposed and reinforced a problem that we have discussed with government before and it’s an issue they will have to deal with after the current crisis, rather than just trying to go back to the way things were. There are two main criticisms of the existing […]

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