Spring budget 2017: some key points
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.