Spring Budget

An overview of the Chancellor's announcements.

Universal credit and mortgage guarantee scheme.
The new income tax rates / personal allowances.
Coronavirus support and apprenticeships.
The new rates of NICs.
The latest increases.
Measures affecting vehicle-related tax and benefits.
Coronavirus support and changes to corporation tax.
Including changes to capital gains tax and inheritance tax.
A round-up of miscellaneous announcements.
Alcohol, tobacco and fuel duties.
Reaction to the Chancellor's statement.

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