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5p carrier bag charge comes into force

Carrier bag charges began in England on 5 October 2015. For a large retailer the minimum charge is 5p for single-use plastic carrier bags. For small or medium-sized businesses no charge is required but can be made on a voluntary basis.

Autumn Statement date announced

The government has announced that the date of the Autumn Statement will be 25 November 2015.

Budget summary and Tax rates 2015/16

Please see our Budget summary and video summary (above) of the main changes that will quickly bring you up to speed and hopefully be a lighter read than the hundreds of pages of government and HMRC press releases.

Autumn Statement 2014

On Wednesday 3 December the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivered his Autumn Statement, the last of this parliament.

Procurement opportunities for HS2 presentation

The Greater Birmingham Chamber Group will be hosting a presentation highlighting procurement opportunities for HS2 on 31 July.  This event is for members of the Birmingham Chamber Group and is a fantastic opportunity for those involved with transport to get to grips with the procurement process.

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