Clare Goodswen, M&A Partners Archant The spending commitments outlined by the chancellor in his budget are projected to cost a “colossal” £94bn between now and April 2024, writes CLARE GOODSWEN, tax partner at M+A Partners in Norwich. Philip Hammond’s budget was quite extraordinary because it appears to mark the end of the government’s austerity policy. We expected a number of spending decisions but the extent of the spending set out in the Budget was surprising for a number of reasons. The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) had earlier published news of better-than-expected tax receipts and this gave the chancellor headroom to flex his fiscal plan. We knew there was to be money for extra spending on the NHS, potholes and help for the High Street but Philip Hammond found extra money for schools, housing, environment, defence and more.The biggest announcement was the increase in the personal income tax allowance one year early, together with the … [Read more...] about Budget Analysis: Extraordinary spending – but where is the money coming from?
SHOP SMART SAVE MONEY HELPS CONSUMERS MAKE SENSE OF CONFUSING DEALS AND OFFERS. WHY DO YOU THINK IT'S BEEN SO POPULAR?It's filmed live 24 hours before it goes out, so it's very up to the minute; the latest things to look out for. We're not pulling the wool over anybody's eyes. It's a very straight, honest show. We're taking the brands to task, which I think is important. Also, it's incredibly real. It's filmed in a shopping centre, so real people are involved in it. Shopping is something that we all do. Some love it, some hate it, but everybody has to do it.SO, WHAT CAN WE EXPECT FROM THE NEW EPISODES?We will look at Halloween, Bonfire night, and we will look at Christmas – it'd be crazy not to, it's the time that people spend the most money. I think in these very uncertain times, everybody is worried, and with so many of the big stores having problems... And the haves and have-nots... I hate that expression, but people who don't have as much as others – the gap is vast. … [Read more...] about TV Quickfire: Gaby Roslin on new series of Channel 5’s Shop Smart Save Money
But the Amazon CEO's purse strings come with some direction By Zosha Millman, SeattlePI Updated 12:02 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Ever dreamed of being the richest man in the world? This new online game lets you spend like him -- responsibly. Ever dreamed of being the richest man in the world? This new online game lets you spend like him -- responsibly. Photo: GRANT HINDSLEY, SEATTLEPI.COM Screenshots from the "You are Jeff Bezos" game. Screenshots from the "You are Jeff Bezos" game. Photo: Screenshot Screenshots from the "You are Jeff Bezos" game. Screenshots from the "You are Jeff Bezos" game. Photo: Screenshot Screenshots from the "You are Jeff Bezos" game. Here showing a version of the "Bad End" Screenshots from the "You are Jeff Bezos" game. Here showing … [Read more...] about Want to spend Jeff Bezos’ money? This new game lets you
Dave Birkett Detroit Free Press Published 12:01 PM EDT Oct 19, 2018 Get to know Detroit Lions defensive lineman Ricky Jean Francois, who returns to his home state of Florida for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins, in five questions: On the team flight to Miami, who will you sit next to and how will you pass the time? “Cause I’m a big guy, I don’t have nobody who’s sitting next to me. I’ve got all three seats. I got my Nintendo connect. I’ve got to go and get either go – it’s going to be FIFA with NBA 2k19, it came out. “I think I’ve seen all the movies I actually wanted to see on there, so I’ve got to wait till they actually re-up and do some new ones.” What’s the best motivational speech you’ve ever heard? “Eric Thomas. Thank God It’s Monday, Season 11. Winners Win & Losers Lose. That’s one of probably the greatest ones I listened to and that’s one I … [Read more...] about Detroit Lions’ Ricky Jean Francois makes money with patience: 5 Q’s
PUBLISHED: 11:01 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 11:01 16 October 2018 Abigail Nicholson Members of MAP participating in the Great MAP sponsered walk. Picture: MAP Archant A Norfolk young persons charity is organising a quiz to raise money for a defibrillator. A Norfolk young persons charity is organising a quiz to raise money for a defibrillator.An 18-year-old from Norwich has organised the event ‘Quiz & Chips’ to raise £1500 for the piece of life-saving equipment.Organiser Ruby Staton said: “We really wanted to get something out of our fundraising and when we were looking at things we could fundraise towards we thought a defibrillator was a good idea.“It’s something really important that can be lifesaving, I think it would be a great addition to a place that so many young people come to.”MAP is a free and confidential help, support, information and advice service for people aged between 11 and 25 in Norfolk.The … [Read more...] about Fancy Quiz and Chips? Norfolk charity raise money for defibrillator