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Pre-Budget Report 2003


Wednesday 10th December 2003.

All Inland Revenue news releases and supplementary documents relating to the Pre-Budget Report can be found here.

If you missed the Chancellor's pre-Budget statement you can watch the archive broadcast on the UKonline website.

Additional publications relating to the Report will also be available from the HM Treasury Web Site.

HM Treasury have also provided a separate microsite for a Budget Summary Leaflet which highlights the key points of how the Budget will affect you.

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News Releases

PN 1- The strength to take the long-term decisions for Britain: Seizing the opportunities of the global recovery (HTML) (PDF 156K)

PN 2 - Income tax allowances, National Insurance contributions, and child and working tax credits rates 2004-05 (HTML) (PDF 230K)

PN 3 - Protecting and improving the environment (HTML) (PDF 110K)

PN 4 - Supporting enterprise and productivity (HTML) (PDF 181K)

PN 5 - A competitive and modern business tax system (HTML) (PDF 109K)

PN 6 - Tackling Tax Avoidance (HTML) (PDF 125K)

IR News Release - Employer-Supported Childcare (HTML)

Supplementary Documents

  • Delivering an incentive for membership bodies to provide workforce development: a discussion paper (PDF 224K)
    Budget 2003 announced the Government's intention to review the tax treatment of fees and subscriptions to professional and other approved bodies, to establish whether the current system makes a sufficient contribution to the wider training and skills agenda. The Government published a discussion paper on these issues, Delivering an incentive for membership bodies to provide workforce development, alongside the Pre-Budget Report.