This morning’s Retail Sales Statistics for April 2017 reported a spring in the step of sales figures, thanks to the Easter weekend. But, an underlying pattern could cast a shadow over sunny sales in May. Phil Mullis, Partner and Head of Retail and Wholesale at top-20 UK accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy, said: “The figures show an overall increase in sales, but if you take into account the underlying patterns over a three-month-by three-month period, the actual increase is only 1.5% as there was no growth in March. “Any growth is good news for retailers, but to get a more accurate figure we’d need to look at the sales for May and June to determine whether or not the growth has been sustained."
Copies of 2016/17 P60 documents issued to employees.
Last date for agreeing payment settlements agreements for 2016/17 if applicable.
End of tax year 2017/18
The Chancellor has delivered his last ever Spring Budget. With UK economic growth second only to that of Germany, he promised to provide Britain with a brighter future and set out measures to create a more competitive, fair and stable tax system.
Our 2017 Budget Hub contains all the details for personal and business taxation.