Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented the biggest budget since the Covid crisis emerged, with nearly everyone in the UK set to be affected by today’s announcements.
New changes will affect up to six million Universal Credit claimants, homeowners, first-time buyers and even apprentices with a £126million commitment to ensure 40,000 more young people benefit from lifelong learning schemes. job over the next 12 months.
Elsewhere, new tax thresholds and minimum wage rates come into effect in the new tax year.
One of the biggest announcements for workers, however, is the furlough extension, which will carry millions through the end of the year.
The scheme – which pays 80% of employees’ wages for the hours they cannot work during the pandemic – has been extended until September.
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Around 4.5 million people still benefit from the job retention programme.
The young and the lowest paid have been among the most likely to have been laid off during the pandemic.
Elsewhere, from April the National Living Wage will rise to £8.91, from £8.72. This is an increase of 2.2% and it will be for people aged 23 and over.
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