London,
23
November
2016

PRCA responds to final Autumn Statement

Following the announcements made in today’s Autumn Statement, Francis Ingham MPRCA, PRCA Director General said:

“The Government has made a strong commitment to the UK’s business community in today’s Autumn Statement by reiterating its support to cut corporation tax to 17% by 2020. This will make the UK even more of a global hub and our industry will strongly welcome this proposal.

“The PRCA has always championed increases in the National Living Wage and the tax-free personal allowance and we are delighted to see that the Government will continue to increase both. The increase in the tax-free personal allowance will especially help young people working in the industry.

“This is a promising Autumn Statement, however with the Brexit negotiations coming up next year, we hope the Government will keep the concerns of the industry and the wider business community in mind in order to ensure strong growth in the coming years.”

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About the PRCA

Who we are: Founded in 1969, the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA) is a UK-based PR and communications membership body, operating in 48 countries around the world. We represent in excess of 20,000 people across the whole range of the PR and communications industry. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.

What we do: The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.

How we do it and make a difference: All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry's behalf e.g. fighting the NLA's digital licence.

Who we represent: The PRCA currently has more than 400 agency members; 270 in-house PR and communications teams from multinationals, charities and leading public sector organisations; and thousands of individual members.

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