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A simple guide to the Spring Budget 2024 by Maxwells Accountants

Thursday 7th March, 2024

The headline message from the Chancellor

The Chancellor delivered his last spring budget ahead of the election highlighting reforms aimed to ensure the tax system is simple, fair, keeps pace with economic developments, and supports public finances. As with previous budgets we have a number of consultations and further detail needed which will appear over the next few weeks.

Step in the right direction

The Chancellor’s move to cut national insurance, benefiting 2 million self-employed individuals, offers a much-needed boost to UK sole traders and the economy. Anticipated to draw 200,000 new workers into the job market, the reduction in NI promises to address lingering job vacancies, supporting economic growth. Combined with an increased child benefit threshold, businesses should stand better equipped to manage staffing pressures.

Additionally, small businesses will be somewhat relieved with the increase in the VAT threshold from £85,000 to £90,000, particularly crucial amidst revenue squeezes caused by inflation. These targeted measures signal a step in the right direction for business.

Guide to the Spring Budget 2024 by Maxwells Accountants

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