Budget 2016

Pitched as a "Budget that puts the next generation first", George Osborne's speech contained a number of announcements aimed at helping people save for the future.

For businesses, measures included changes to business rates and the abolition of class 2 national insurance contributions for the self-employed.
And, as we've come to expect from such occasions, there were a few surprises too.

The pages in this section summarise the announcements made by Chancellor George Osborne during the 2016 Budget on 16 March 2016.

The Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Budget statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday 16 March 2016.
VAT
A summary of the measures relating to VAT at Budget 2016.
A summary of the measures relating to capital taxes in Budget 2016.
The Chancellor George Osborne has delivered his Budget statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday 16 March 2016.
Measures from Budget 2016 that affect savings and pensions.
A summary of changes to duties announced in Budget 2016.
Chancellor George Osborne delivered his Budget statement to the House of Commons on Wednesday 16 March 2016.