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Infrastructure and automotive industry investment central to automotive statement

Infrastructure and automotive industry investment central to automotive statement

23rd November 2016 | 0 Comments

While the consumer pre-coverage of the Autumn Statement focused on government’s decision to ban upfront residential fees letting, in fact Chancellor of the Exchequer Phillip Hammond revealed something of his past as a transport secretary by announcing a series of investments in transport. At the top of the list, £23 billion to be spent on innovation and infrastructure over five years. The chancellor also announced £2 billion per year by 2020 for research and development funding. And £1.1 billion extra will be spent on English local transport networks. £220 million aims to reduce traffic pinch points. All are likely to support the development both the automotive manufacturing and fleet businesses the tyre industry relies on for growth.

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Small businesses win in 2016 budget

Small businesses win in 2016 budget

16th March 2016 | 0 Comments

British Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt. Hon George Osborne MP’s 2016 budget lowers tax rates for small businesses, however large businesses face stamp duty and other increases. The surprise announcement of government-backed “Lifetime ISAs” is designed to help everyone save more for the future. But, at the same time as this, larger personal tax allowances were announced – suggesting people will have great levels of disposable income now as well.

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KPMG calls for greater investment in roads and transport

10th July 2015 | 0 Comments

James Stamp, head of transport at KPMG UK comments on the Chancellor’s commitment to invest in UK roads. He said: “In the last budget, the Government announced a major road investment program worth £15billion. Today, the Chancellor announced that road tax (VED) income will be "ring fenced". This provides some clarity about where funding for the ambitious road projects will be found.

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…while BIBA is “disappointed”

10th July 2015 | 0 Comments

CEO of the Briitish Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA), Steve White, has responded to the announcement of a rise in Insurance Premium Tax. In response to the rise to 9.5 per cent of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT), Steve White, said:

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Rise in Insurance Premium Tax is “outrageous” says AA

10th July 2015 | 16 Comments

In his Budget, the Chancellor said Insurance Premium Tax will be increased from 6 per cent to 9.5 per cent. The AA, for one, was unimpressed, describing the increase as “an outrageous hike thatcould well backfire by leading to an increase in uninsured drivers.” The IPT increase will mean an extra £17.50 on a £530 average Shoparound premium according to AA benchmark British Insurance Premium Index.

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