At Haines Watts Swindon, Wiltshire we were delighted to see two of our partners featured in the latest edition of the Swindon & Wiltshire Business Exchange magazine.

From 2017, a new apprenticeship levy will be introduced at a rate of 0.5% on company wage bills, raising an estimated £3 billion a year.

Confirming the measure in the Autumn Statement, Chancellor George Osborne said the levy would be used to finance three million apprenticeships.

The Government has launched a new package of market reforms intended to lower household expenses, such as water, energy, internet and insurance bills.

A week ago Haines Watts Swindon, Wiltshire asked business owners, if they could be Chancellor for the day what one policy would they announce to improve the economy for UK businesses?

Thank you to everyone that participated. It has been great getting feedback direct from the frontline of the business owner community.

After listening to and analysing the statement today we have brought together some of your suggestions to form “The Business Owners Autumn Statement”.