The Spring Budget 2017 – WHA Summary

In his last ever Spring Budget, Chancellor Philip Hammond promised that his government  would ensure the country had enough “fuel in the tank to go the distance” during the Brexit process. Other than “breaking” the Tory manifesto not to increase VAT, Income Tax or NI, the budget was not full of too many headline announcements.…

The Big Tent Event 2017

Travlaw’s Big Tent Event is fast becoming a core event in the travel calendar, with industry professionals meeting to network and discuss important industry topics and future developments.  WHA had the privilege of once again sponsoring this excellent industry event. Celebrating 10 years, The Big Tent Event 2017 drew its largest audience yet, where attendees enjoyed…

WHA Autumn Statement Review

  Since the days of Gordon Brown, there have been two showpiece performances by the Chancellor in the Commons each year: the March Budget, concentrating on tax, and the Autumn Statement, concentrating on spending. The new Chancellor, Philip Hammond, finished his first one with a significant cut – he thinks there should only be one…

Preview of the 2016 Autumn Statement

“Careful, considered and targeted” are the words uttered by the new Chancellor Philip Hammond, when questioned about potential fiscal boosts in the autumn statement.  Therefore, it’s safe to say we shouldn’t expect any major positive changes come next Wednesday.  Over the past 3 years, previous Chancellor George Osborne’s target was to reduce the UK’s deficit,…