Chancellor urged to opt for stability in his Autumn Statement

By Anita Jaynes on 13 November, 2015

Chancellor George Osborne should avoid radical change and opt for stability in his Autumn Statement.

That’s the message from Swindon chartered accountants Banks BHG, who will be analysing what the Chancellor says at a review event, after the Autumn Statement on November 25.

Neil Elsden, Banks BHG director, said: “I think the key message we want is one of stability. There have already been two Budgets this year so I would not expect there to be any major changes from a tax or business perspective although the latest rumours in the accounting press are suggesting some changes to contractor companies so this may be worth watching out for.  As ever the devil will be in the detail.”

Positive news on business rates and confirmation that the Small Business Rates Relief will be extended would be welcome, he said.

Banks BHG’s Autumn Statement review will start at 5.45pm, with a presentation and discussion on what the announcements mean for Swindon businesses from 6-7pm. Afterwards, there will be a light buffet and opportunity to network.

The event is free but places are limited, so booking is required via or by emailing

Pictured above: Neil Elsden, Banks BHG director