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On Wednesday 16th March Chancellor George Osborne will deliver the Budget plans to members of Parliament in the House of Commons.

Although the Autumn Statement happened back in November 2015, it was another update on the Chancellor’s economic forecasts. The Budget this week will contain more detail and will happen at 12:30pm and last approximately an hour.

Pension changes were not covered in the Autumn Statement, so some expect changes to this in the Budget on Wednesday. Some have said Osborne may reduce the amount that people can save into their pension.

Although nobody knows what George Osborne will deliver in the Budget, many think that it could be possible for him to introduce a new flat rate on tax relief on contributions of between 25% and 33%.

The Chancellor has admitted that he may have to impose further austerity measures. This could mean more reductions in the budgets of non-protected government departments. He also warned that more savings will be needed due to the worsening of the economic backdrop.chancellor

The East Sussex Social Enterprise Conference will take place on Tuesday 22nd March 2016 and will involve an afternoon of speakers, topical discussions and practical workshops.

The conference will address issues facing social entrepreneurs at every stage from start-up to sustain and scale-up. The workshop topics will be investment for growth, financing start-ups, impact measurement, European funding and community enterprise.

An opportunity to help shape the future of support for social entrepreneurs will be available as the East Sussex Social Enterprise Strategy and the formation of Social Enterprise East Sussex CIC will be launched.

Networking will start at 12:30pm before the opening speakers begin at 1pm. The event will last until 4pm and is held at the University of Brighton’s Hastings campus.

To register for the event please click here.business-breakfast

There will be a Business Funding Exhibition and seminar at the 3rd December. See the flyer below for details about this great event.

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