Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first Budget in the House of Commons, announcing the government’s tax and spending plans for the year ahead.
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There are several useful measures to support businesses:
- Companies with a rateable value of less than £51,000 will be eligible for a tax holiday.
- Self-employed workers who are not eligible will be able to claim contributory Employment Support Allowance
- Firms with fewer than 250 staff will be refunded for sick pay payments for two weeks
- Small firms will be able to access “business interruption” loans of up to £1.2m
- Entrepreneurs’ Relief will be retained, but lifetime allowance will be reduced from £10m to £1m
- Firms eligible for small business rates relief will get £3,000 cash grant
From a personal taxation perspective:
- The tax threshold for National Insurance Contributions will rise from £8,632 to £9,500
- This will take 500,00 employees out of the tax altogether
- Those earning more than £9,500 will be, on average, £85 a year better off.
If you have any questions about any elements of the Budget which affect you, please get in touch with our Client Service Team: 0117 9675215