What are the main points of the Budget?


What are the key points of Phillip Hammond's 2017 budget?

The key points of the 2017 budget are:

  • National Insurance for self-employed rises from 9% to 10% in April 2018 and 11% in April 2019
  • Personal tax-free allowance rises to £11,500 this year and to £12,500 by 2020
  • £435m for companies hit by business rate rises
  • Clampdown on businesses which avoid tax
  • Borrowing predicted to be £100bn more by 2020 than was forecast in March 2016
  • Packet of 20 cigarettes costs 35p more
  • Pint of beer rises 2p, cider 1p, 36p on bottle of whiskey
  • 1,000 new PhD places in science, technology, engineering and maths.
  • 110 new free schools and grammar schools
  • New T-Levels for technical subjects £100m for more GPs in accident and emergency wards next winter
  • £2bn extra for social care over next three years.
  • 24p on a litre of sugary soft drinks
  • £200m for local broadband networks
  • £5m to celebrate 100 years since women got the vote

What is the 1922 Committee and why is it called that?

What is the Conservative party's 1922 committee, and how did it get its name?

What are rules for Tory leadership contests?

How does the Conservative party leadership election work, and what is the role of the 1922 committee?

What is a vassal state?

Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg warn that the UK would become a 'vassal state' under the Brexit deal supported by Theresa May.

What did John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

What did former tennis player John McEnroe say about Serena Williams?

Why is Salvador Dali being exhumed?

Why are they digging up artist Salvador Dali's body?

What happened with the BBC News at Ten going off air?

What made the BBC News at Ten crash?

Why is Ed Miliband doing a radio show?

Why is the former Labour leader sitting in for Jeremy Vine?

Why is Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?

Why is three-times Oscar winner actor Daniel Day-Lewis retiring?