Budget Analysis – Transport & Infrastructure

Roads congestion was a key transport target in this Budget with the launch of a £690 million competition for local authorities to tackle urban congestion and “get local transport networks moving.” £490 million will be made available in early autumn. Further joining up transport and technology the Government announced a new Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Read More >>

Budget Analysis – Energy & Environment

They key news in energy and environment is that the Government will replace the current Levy Control Framework, the system through which it controls the cost of carbon. It “will be replaced by a new set of controls” that will be set out later this year. Something that will be welcomed by some who criticised Read More >>

Budget Analysis – Digital

Last Autumn the Government established a significant National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) providing over £23 billion investment between 2017-18 and 2021-22. This week it was announced that the NPIF will invest £740 million in digital infrastructure by 2020-21, to support the development and rollout of next generation broadband. The Government also published, just after the Read More >>

Budget Analysis – Business

Most business focus was on Business Rates relief and the promise by Communities Secretary Sajid Javid that support would be made available to businesses worried about a “cliff edge” in their rates from the revaluation. The Chancellor promised two things: The transitional relief already pledged for those facing significant increases in their bills will be Read More >>

Budget 2017 Preview

It is Budget time – again. Not that you’d know it from the newspapers who are yet again distracted by another Jeremy Corbyn gaff. But we here at Chelgate can see through the bluster and the headlines to focus on what is actually important. This will be the first Budget of the Theresa May-era and Read More >>