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Autumn Statement 2015

On Wednesday 25 November George Osborne presented the first Autumn Statement of this Parliament. So what exactly did the Chancellor say and, more importantly, what did it actually mean?

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.

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