Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered the 2022 Spring statement on Wednesday (23/03/2022).

Fuel duty has been cut by 5p per litre until March 2023. The reduction is said to take £3.30 off the cost of filling a typical 55-litre family car.

The income threshold at which people begin to pay National Insurance will rise by £3,000 in July, meaning the threshold will be in line with the current standard personal allowance at £12,570. Mr Sunak said that this is a tax cut for employees worth £330 a year.

Employment Allowance is set to increase by £1,000 in April bringing the figure up to £5,000. This gives more relief to smaller businesses who pay employer’s NI.

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“These changes should hopefully provide some relief for low earning families and small businesses.”

Nigel Holland