Autumn Financial Statement 2015

Autumn Financial Statement 2015

The Autumn Financial Statement, similar to the Budget, is the government's update on their plans for the economy over the coming months and years. This year's Autumn Statement will be given by the chancellor, George Osborne, on the 25th November 2015.

In anticipation of the Statement, ACS have outlined their recommendations to the chancellor on what should be included.

ACS has called for the following measures:

On employment:

  • Extend the remit of the Low Pay Commission to ensure that Government cannot interfere in the setting of wage rates

On business rates:

  • Remove more of the smallest businesses from the rating list altogether
  • Reward investment by providing business rate exemptions for new developments

On Sunday Trading:

  • Drop proposals to devolve Sunday trading powers to local authorities or Metro Mayors

On duty rates:

  • Freeze alcohol and tobacco duty rates at their current level
  • Increase enforcement activity on alcohol duty fraud at a local level

 

Infographic Template (Autumn Statement 2015)

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ACS' submission: