Autumn Statement 2013: Newspaper reaction

budget 2 How did the newspapers react to George Osborne’s latest Autumn Statement? What grabbed the headlines? The increase to State Pension age or the changes to Income Tax and the personal allowance? We’ve rounded up all the headlines to help you follow the coverage of today’s speech. The Telegraph Fixing the economy is far from over, warns George Osborne Families will pay an extra £3 billion in Inheritance ...

Autumn Statement 2012: Newspaper reaction

budget 2How did the newspapers react to George Osborne’s Autumn Statement? The changes to pensions, the cap on increases to many State Benefits  and the cancellation of the planned 3p rise in fuel duty are making the early headlines. What do you think? We’d love to hear your views, why not leave a comment at the bottom of this article?  The Telegraph Osborne grabs £2billion from middle cla...

New Child Benefit rules “seriously flawed”

The new rules for Child Benefit announced in the Budget are “seriously flawed” according to The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW). New Child Benefit rules At present Child Benefit is available to all and is not means tested. One parent can claim £20.30 per week for the eldest child and £13.40 per week for each additional child. The benefit is available for all children under the age of 16, and in some cases can be paid until they are 20. The government wants to change the system and remove Child Benefit from “higher earners”. George Osborne announced in the Budget that ...