This morning’s Retail Sales Statistics for March 2017 revealed a month-on-month drop in sales, despite the spike in spending for Mother’s Day. Phil Mullis, Partner and Head of Retail and Wholesale at top-20 UK accountancy firm, Wilkins Kennedy, said: “Despite a spending increase year on year of around 5.1%, the amount spent actually dropped during March 2017. Even though retail events such as Mother’s Day could lead to expectations of sales increases, it was not enough. We also have to bear in mind that, compared to last year, Easter was held a month later – so any sales that were made during March 2016 for Easter would have been put back to April this year, and may be an explanation as to why the figures seem to have dropped."
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.