Tag: Phillip Hammond

Pressure grows on Hammond for rates redress

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There are growing calls for the chancellor to level the taxation playing-field between the high-street and online retailers, after it became clear that British companies will pay an additional £728m in business rates next year. The increase reflects a 2.4 per cent rise in inflation, and is set to bring next the total bill levelled at UK business next year...

Church intervenes over Treasury’s ‘fake’ Triennial U turn

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Christian groups are set to lobby government after rumours that its FOBT Triennial review has been excommunicated. Divine intervention, it seems, is being summoned, alongside the DUP whose influence on the government may well be more effective.   Days after assertions that Philip Hammond may scrap the government's Triennial plans to lower the maximum stakes on FOBTs, the chancellor faces pressure...

FOBT stake leak branded “fake news” by Tracey Crouch

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It took sport and civil society minister Tracey Crouch little over 12 hours to dismiss reports that Philip Hammond, chancellor of the exchequer, was attempting to “shelve” a review of FOBT maximum stakes.   Last Saturday DCMS minister Tracey Crouch tweeted “fake news” to a report the day previous that the chancellor of the exchequer had blocked efforts to reduce the...

Adventure Island owner slams Budget ‘politics’

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Philip Miller, owner of Adventure Island amusement park, has spoken out to the Southend Echo about taking politics out of the Spring Budget.   The owner of Southend’s Adventure Island amusement park has dismissed last week’s Budget as the “same old story” and has called on chancellor Philip Hammond to give businesses greater input. Philip Miller OBE said the fallout from the...

Manufacturing could be set for a budget boost

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Speculation is growing that recently appointed chancellor of the exchequer, Phillip Hammond, will unveil a major boost for British manufacturers during his upcoming Autumn Statement. Due to be announced on 26 November, Hammond’s first budget since being appointed to Theresa May’s cabinet is rumoured to include major investment in transport and manufacturing - two vital components of the coin-op economy....