Spring bud­get 2017: some key points

The Oban Times - - BUSINESS -

The Of­fice for Bud­get Re­spon­si­bil­ity (OBR) fore­casts the UK econ­omy will grow by two per cent in 2017. UK’s na­tional debt now stands at al­most £1.7 tril­lion or a sober­ing £62,000 per house­hold. Tax-free div­i­dend al­lowance will be re­duced from £5,000 to £2,000 from April 2018. £425 mil­lion in­vest­ment in the NHS in the next three years. £536 mil­lion for new free schools and to main­tain ex­ist­ing schools.

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