Autumn Statement Date Set For 22 NovemberOct 05 2023
The Treasury has announced that the Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) will produce a report on the state of the UK Economy in time for the Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to present his Autumn Statement on Wednesday 22 November.
Last year the Chancellor announced several significant changes, reversing many of the proposals in the Kwarteng/Truss mini-Budget the previous September. This time we are not expecting too many surprises. However, the leaks and rumours have already started with suggestions that there will be no significant tax cuts. There is also likely to be a General Election within the next 13 months so there may be a few tax sweeteners.
The Prime Minister’s statement on 20 September on progress to Net Zero suggests that there may be several announcements concerning green energy measures affecting individuals and businesses. Another suggestion has been the possible abolition of inheritance tax which may encourage traditional Conservative Party voters to stay loyal.
We will have to wait and see, and we will keep our finger on the pulse to bring you updates as soon as available.