Tag Archives: Impact on Economy

UK economy suffered the biggest slump in 2020

The UK economy suffered its biggest slump in more than 3 centuries in 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the economy. The pandemic closed shops and restaurants, devastated the travel industry and curtailed manufacturing. The economy shrank 9.9 per cent last year. Which is more than twice the figure for 2009 at the height of […]

Review Capital Gains Tax: Chancellor requests OTS

  Chancellor Rishi Sunak has asked the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) to carry out a thorough review of capital gains tax (CGT). He requested to analyse the aspects of the taxation of chargeable gains in regard to individuals and small businesses. In the 2016 Budget, there was a drop in CGT, apart from on […]

IFS urges Sunak for higher taxes

The Institute of Fiscal Studies says the economy will remain in a “support and recovery” phase for some time, but higher taxes are inevitable. They have warned that the government will need to raise taxes in order to pay for the economic support measures announced by Chancellor in his summer statement on Wednesday 8 July. […]

UK economy falls by 20.4% due to coronavirus lockdown

  The UK economy fell by 20.4% in April due to coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown. The lockdown has paralysed business activity, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The record decline in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) completely eclipsed the previous record contraction of 5.8%, which ONS recorded in March. The services sector fell by 19.0% in […]

Business Impact of COVID-19 – ONS’s Survey

ONS held a survey on Business Impact of COVID-19 Survey for the period 23 March to 5 April 2020. Respondents were asked to respond to the questions between 6 April and 12 April 2020. The questions were based on their experiences from 23 March to 5 April 2020. Office for National Statistics (ONS) has revealed […]