THE current political confusion has thrown the timing of the usual Autumn Budget into doubt. However, The Herald plans to put a spotlight on the Government’s plans the morning after the Chancellor of the Exchequer has presented them when the date of the Budget is confirmed.

The Herald Budget Briefing Breakfast will be held in Glasgow and supported by private bank Brown Shipley, Campbell Dallas accountants and law firm Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP.

Delegates will hear from expert speakers including Grant Johnston, partner at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP; Scottish Chambers of Commerce chief executive Liz Cameron; Campbell Dallas partner and head of family business Fraser Campbell; Roger Clark, Head of Wealth Management, Brown Shipley and economist Jeremy Peat.

Mr Campbell noted: “The Chancellor is throwing around some substantial spending promises, as well as rhetoric about lower taxes. Aside from insight on how he intends to balance the country’s books, we need clarity on fiscal measures to encourage capital investment to counter corporate investment inertia in the face of Brexit.

He added: “While his management of direct taxes is important the more pressing worry for business riding into the possibility of a No-Deal outcome will be any measures he envisages to lessen the impact of the imposition of WTO trading terms for cross border businesses.”

The event date will be announced when the Budget’s timing has been confirmed. To register to attend please visit – or contact Kirsty Loughlin on 0141 302 6016.