Tag Archives: Rishi Sunak

Sunak’s spring statement 2022 – initial details

Firstly, with inflation up again at 6.2% from 5.5%, the growth forecasts are fairly conservative at the moment and “we don’t really know how the situation in Ukraine will affect all of this” runs like a subtext to all of … Continue reading

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The budget and the theatre – more detail

After a bit of time to digest the budget statement, there are a few things to chew over. Firstly, the backdrop is one of uncertainty. Productions are just not opening up due to pandemic-related uncertainty, and there seems to be … Continue reading

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Budget statement – quick reaction

Here’s a quick reaction to today’s Budget statement from Rishi Sunak. As ever, it’s worth waiting for a lot of this to be digested by economists and a range of more detailed briefings will be available in a few hours. … Continue reading

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VAT gradually returning to normal rates

Since July 2020, there has been a reduced rate of VAT (5%, and not the normal 20%) charged on transactions in the leisure and hospitality sectors (which includes theatres and live events – a list of who it applies to … Continue reading

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