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The detail behind today's speech offered a lot of new consultations and delayed implementation dates to beyond 2019, which seems to me a 'wait and see' how the Brexit negotiations go before finalising a lot of changes.

The speech itself ended with a grand finale announcing the abolition of stamp duty for first time buyers of residential property purchases up to £300k. 

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Today is the last day of the 2017 tax year and you may be interested to hear the more common tax queries our clients have asked during the tax year. 

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The Chancellor's humour today peppered around some dry, but important, statistics won't prevent today's headline being all about the self employed Class 4 national insurance increase from 9% to 10% in April 2018 and 11% from April 2019. 

It's important to remember that recent employment law cases ruled on employment law. There's no requirement for HMRC to follow these findings for tax purposes.