The DTI’s finance director was unable to give a full explanantion for £500m
of a £1.2bn increase in the department’s budget for next year.
Speaking to the Trade and Industry committee yesterday, DTI director general
of finance Mark Clarke could only reveal that £400m more was being spent on
science and £300m more on regional development agencies, reported The
Committee chairman Peter Luff said the public spending figures were ‘all over
NHS finance directors and boards were last week criticised by the Public
Accounts Committee for disagreements with their auditors.
Legislation on the NICs changes to be brought forward in the autumn following publication of 'the full effects of the changes to Class 2 and Class 4' in the summer
The SME community voices concern about the chancellor's measures in the Spring Budget
Following chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget speech, we explore the key takeaways for businesses and individuals
One of the bigger announcements of the final Spring Budget is the raising of Class 4 NICs for the self-employed