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With Offices in Derby and Matlock we have clients throughout the East Midlands and beyond, providing Financial Advice you can trust

With Offices in Derby we have clients throughout the East Midlands and beyond, providing Financial Advice you can trust

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    Spring Budget Summary 2023


    This Spring Budget summary briefing is provided strictly for general consideration only.

    The information contained in this briefing is based on Positive Solutions’ understanding of
    the relevant proposals contained within the Spring Budget 2023 (as of 15/03/23), which
    may change.
    For information only. Always seek professional advice before acting.

    A ‘back to work’ budget was the theme presented by the Chancellor with measures aimed to encourage the 8 million or so economically inactive into work.

    Things aren’t as bleak as forecast last November due to falling energy prices and higher tax revenues that
    will reduce Government borrowing this year and next by £30bn less than expected. But anyone hoping
    that we would see major tax cuts will be sorely disappointed. Whilst the economic backdrop is better
    than expected, the Government faces challenges of persistent low economic growth and public sector
    pay demands which makes broad relaxation of the tax burden unlikely for the foreseeable future.

    ANYONE HOPING THAT WE WOULD SEE MAJOR TAX CUTS WILL BE SORELY DISAPPOINTED.

    Most of the key announcements were directed at getting people into work and keeping them there with changes on childcare and pensions. The changes to pensions were primarily directed at keeping doctors working in the NHS who have been leaving due to the way the pension tax rules penalised them. But the changes will also be of significant interest to people with larger pension funds or who are higher earners. The devil is in the detail and plans should be discussed with your financial adviser before being put into action.

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