Autumn Budget 2017: Your briefing ahead of the Chancellor’s speech
Chancellor Philip Hammond will make his Autumn Budget speech later today, setting out the Government’s new plans for tax and spending.
We already know some of the headline points expected to be addressed, such as changes to encourage more social housing, new measures to stimulate overall housebuilding and potential revisions to stamp duty.
Transport will be another key part of the speech; the Chancellor has revealed plans for the Government to invest in getting driverless cars on Britain’s roads by 2021, and he is also expected to announce a new railcard giving discounted rail travel for people up to 30 years old.
Business owners and other key industry stakeholders will be among those watching the Budget speech closely, listening particularly for changes to taxation and spending that directly affect the SME community, such as investment in skills, Entrepreneur’s Relief and business rates.
Autumn Budget 2017 will get underway immediately following Prime Minister’s Questions (which starts at 12:00pm). In the meantime, be sure to check out what business leaders from across Bdaily’s four key regions want to see in the announcement: