Autumn Statement 2014

Our expert insight and opinion on the Autumn Statement 2014

  • Our 'Agents of growth' research has already shown that the MSB segment has continued to be disproportionately valuable throughout the downturn, contributing £305 billion to UK GDP in 2013 alone.

    Jonathan Riley Head of Tax

    22/10/2014 10:00

  • We are continuing to call for personalised account management for MSBs by government and a dedicated team to look at MSB issues, which would provide the focus needed, while also identifying any cumbersome processes that should be removed.

    Jonathan Riley Head of Tax

    19/03/2014 12:40

  • We know that finance remains a concern for MSBs and again, encourage government explore a provision for corporate venturing which would channel the great cash reserves that are currently sitting on balance sheets, to dynamic MSBs, while also enabling strategic partnerships.

    Jonathan Riley Head of Tax

    22/10/2014 10:10

  • Our interaction on the ground with businesses, as well as our most recent survey findings, show that extending the under 21 employers' NIC exemption to all apprentices would increase the number of businesses offering high quality opportunities.

    Jonathan Riley Head of Tax

    22/10/2014 10:00


While more economic indicators are pointing to a positive 2014, what will this year’s Budget have in store for business? We are hosting a number of Budget events around the country, keeping you up to date with announcements and insights from the Chancellor’s 2014 Budget Statement. We will be joined by a variety of guest speakers who will explore what some of the measures mean for growth in terms of employment, profits, export and innovation.

You can keep up to date with Budget insight and commentary by following @grantthorntonuk on Twitter or visit the insight page.

If you can’t make any of our Budget events but want to be part of the discussions, you can follow on twitter @fdintelligence #gtbudget, where we will be live tweeting from the London event and posting updates from the events around the country.

Budget Breakfast – London

20th March - London Stock Exchange

Time: 8:15am breakfast for 8:45am start

Contact: Alexi Harrison

Please note this event is currently full


Budget Breakfast – Sheffield

20th March – Sheffield United Football Club

Time: 7:45am breakfast for 8:30am start

Contact: Paul Bator


Budget seminar – Bracknell

20th March – The Coppid Beech Hotel

Time: 7:45am breakfast for 8:30am start

Contact: Faye Boruvka


Budget seminar – Oxford

20th March – The Kassam Stadium

Time: 4pm for 4:30pm start

Contact; Faye Boruvka

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