Autumn Budget 2017: Live panel

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Today (Wednesday 22 November), AccountingWEB will be hosting a live online chat throughout the Chancellor's 2017 Autumn Budget speech.

Join us from 12.15pm and add your thoughts to our expert panel of tax, accounting and business specialists.

To add your reactions, questions or comments scroll down to the chat box* below.

*Due to a technical issue partway through the chat box is currently unavailable. We'll get it back up on this page as soon as we can*

Our Autumn Budget 2017 panellists are:

  • Rebecca Cave, Taxwriter
  • Philip Fisher, Independent tax expert
  • Nigel Harris, Burton Sweet
  • Brian Palmer, tax policy expert, AAT
  • John Stokdyk, Global editor, AccountingWEB
  • Tom Herbert, Editor, AccountingWEB
  • Francois Badenhorst, Business editor, AccountingWEB
  • Richard Hattersley, Practice correspondent, AccountingWEB

We'll be reacting to the Chancellor's speech live as it happens, and coverage will continue on AccountingWEB and its social channels. Visit our Budget page to keep up with the reactions, debates and post-Budget analysis.




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22nd Nov 2017 12:47

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By tom123
22nd Nov 2017 13:02

Cannot view

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By stratty
22nd Nov 2017 13:02

Can't access due to capacity issues.

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22nd Nov 2017 13:09

Ah, sorry for the technical issues. We're taking a look now.

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22nd Nov 2017 13:16


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By roblpm
22nd Nov 2017 13:19

Its not going to be that live any more.....!

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22nd Nov 2017 13:22

Pressed refresh, got kicked out!

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By Locutus
22nd Nov 2017 13:29

Me too!

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22nd Nov 2017 13:30

Same thing here I'm afraid. We're working on it but in the meantime feel free to continue the conversation in the comments section. Apologies again.

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22nd Nov 2017 13:23

Do AWeb and HMRC share IT resources?

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22nd Nov 2017 13:33

No VAT threshold reduction... what a tease.

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By roblpm
22nd Nov 2017 13:45

Well loved the coverage....................! On the BBC. As this didn't work at all!

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22nd Nov 2017 13:48

The devil in the detail:

3.7 Off-payroll working in the private sector – The government reformed the off-payroll
working rules (known as IR35) for engagements in the public sector in April 2017. Early
indications are that public sector compliance is increasing as a result, and therefore a possible
next step would be to extend the reforms to the private sector, to ensure individuals who
effectively work as employees are taxed as employees even if they choose to structure their work
through a company. It is right that the government take account of the needs of businesses and
individuals who would implement any change. Therefore the government will carefully consult
on how to tackle non-compliance in the private sector, drawing on the experience of the public
sector reforms, including through external research already commissioned by the government
and due to be published in 2018.

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22nd Nov 2017 14:12

I can see nothing restricting BPR, which is what I was worried about. Indexation for companies ceases after 31 December. Tighter on EIS but could have been much worse and appears to provide an opportunity to get in before 6 April.

Not a lot has happened at first glance

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to dropoutguy
22nd Nov 2017 14:18

I must have missed the point on indexation??? Do you recall roughly when this was covered?

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By Eric T
22nd Nov 2017 14:17

Was looking forward to the live discussion.

On the face of it, not that much in the Budget. But who knows how big the actual budget document really is? From recent experience, what the Chancellor says in his speech is a poor indication of the contents of the actual Budget itself.

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22nd Nov 2017 14:22

It's in the press releases on the HMRC site. But disposals after 31 December will still attract IR to December 2017 so it's not a cliff edge

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22nd Nov 2017 15:21

Section 3.13 of the Speech says there will be no benefit in kind charge on electricity that employers provide to charge employees'electric vehicles. That suggests that previously employees could take fuel from their employer without paying EE NI, and be taxed as a benefit rather than net salary. Is that right ?

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to rtrussell01
22nd Nov 2017 16:25

Have just called Screwfix to see if they have a 1km extension lead which will get from office to my house.

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