Chancellor cuts fuel duty in Spring Statement

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a 5p per litre cut in fuel duty for petrol and diesel in the 2022 Spring Statement.

The government says it is the largest ever cut on all fuel duty rates, which applies from 6pm on 23 March 2022.

The Chancellor also announced that the starting thresholds for national insurance contributions (NICs) will rise to £12,570.

From 6 July 2022 employees earning between £242 (£190 from 6 April to 5 July 2022) and £967 per week will pay NICs at 13.25%. Earnings over £967 will attract a 3.25% charge. Employers will pay 15.05% on their employees' earnings over £175 per week.

Although employees' NICs only become payable once earnings exceed £242 per week, any earnings between £123 and £242 per week protect an entitlement to basic state retirement benefits without incurring a liability to NICs.

For the self-employed, where their profits exceed £11,908 per annum, they will pay 10.25% on the profits up to £50,270 and 3.25% on profits over that upper profits limit.

However, from April 2022, there will be a temporary increase in the rates of NICs payable for employees, employers and the self-employed as a transitional provision in readiness for the introduction of the Health and Social Care Levy from April 2023.

Mr Sunak also pledged that the basic rate of income tax will be cut by 1p in the pound in April 2024. By then the Chancellor said that the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) expects inflation to be back under control, with debt falling sustainably.

From April 2022, a £1,000 increase to the Employment Allowance will benefit SMEs, while there will be no business rates due on a range of green technology used to decarbonise buildings.

In addition, the Chancellor announced 50% business rates relief for eligible retail, hospitality, and leisure properties.

In his Spring Statement speech, the Chancellor said:

'This statement puts billions back into the pockets of people across the UK and delivers the biggest net cut to personal taxes in over a quarter of a century.

'Cutting taxes means people have immediate help with the rising cost of living, businesses have better conditions to invest and grow tomorrow, and people keep more of what they earn for years to come.'

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After completing her A-Levels in 2017, Rebecca started her career in accounting by joining the Page Ivy team. Since then she has completed levels 2 and 3 of the AAT qualification and is currently studying towards level 4.

In the office, Rebecca works with our clients to assist them in preparing their VAT returns, assists with Xero Cloud-based bookkeeping and Accounting and is also trained in all matters of payroll.

In her spare time, Rebecca likes to, spend time with her friends and family, train dogs and more recently, has started to learn Spanish.

Since school Charlie has always had an interest in accountancy and followed up on his career aspirations by joining Page Ivy in 2017.

After three years of studying, Charlie is nearing completion of his AAT level 4 qualification and is looking to start his ACCA training imminently.

Charlie deals with the preparation of Limited Company, Sole trader and Partnership accounts along with preparing VAT and MGD returns.

In his spare time, Charlie enjoys watching football and spending time with his partner, friends, and family.

Danielle joined the Page Ivy team back in 2013 as an AAT Trainee, now qualified she is responsible for managing our Payroll  Bureau.

Her role includes processing weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly payroll runs, corresponding with HMRC on behalf of our clients,  preparing and submitting CIS 300 returns, assisting clients with all areas of payroll, HR, and Administration.

In her spare time, Danielle enjoys climbing, spending time with family and friends, and going on long country walks with her partner and dog.

Declan is the newest member of the Page Ivy team, starting with us in 2020.

Declan is currently studying towards level 2 of his AAT Apprenticeship and in the office, is getting to grips with data entry and analysis.

In his spare time, Declan enjoys country walking with his family and dog, sports events and more recently, learning to play the piano!

Megan joined our team in 2014 and has been ensuring that the Page Ivy office runs smoothly ever since.

Her role includes managing the team and their diaries,  handling client queries, and assisting with Administration.

Megan is a Xero certified Payroll advisor, meaning that when Danielle is on leave, Megan is on hand to run our payroll department.

Megan has two children, Isabella and Felicity, who like to keep her busy! In her spare time, she likes to keep fit, spend time with her family and online shop!

Abby started her career in accounting in 2009, working for a small practice in Chesterfield, alongside studying for her AAT qualification.

After three short years, in 2012 the opportunity arose to become Director of Page Ivy Accountants and she hasn't looked back!

Building long-lasting client relationships are of utmost importance to Abby, she has a passion for providing a high level of customer service and ensuring that our clients feel valued.

Abby is responsible for overseeing the preparation of VAT returns and MGD return prepared by the Page Ivy team; along with providing personal tax advice to a wide range of clients.

 

In her spare time, Abby enjoys, traveling, reading, and going to the gym.

Edward joined the team as a school leaver in 2012.  From here he went on to study Business Administration, AAT, and finally progressed on to complete his  ACCA qualification 2019.

Edward is a knowledgable, pro-active Senior accountant, who prides himself on providing high quality, in-depth, technical advice in a manner that is easily understood by his clients.

He is responsible for the preparation of Sole trader, Partnerships, and Limited Company accounts. As well as monthly and quarterly management accounts and conducting business reviews.

In his spare time, Edward likes to spend time with his friends and family,  spending time in his local pub and watching Derby FC collect 3 points.

 

Gareth started his career in accountancy in 2002. Since then he has worked in both small and medium-sized accountancy practices, working with a variety of clients from small businesses to advising quoted companies on Corporate Tax compliance and specialist claims, such as for Research and Development allowances. He places high importance on technical expertise, believing this to be essential to ensure clients can be safe in the knowledge they are fully compliant with HMRC’s requirements while minimising their tax liabilities. This is reflected in him being a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales.

He joined Page Ivy in 2012, since then he has taken responsibility for overseeing the preparation of clients Sole Trader, Partnership and Limited company accounts, as well as clients personal Self Assessment Tax Returns.

Alongside Abby he hopes to continue to develop both the technical expertise within the firm, and see the business continue to grow from strength to strength.

Outside of work Gareth has served as deputy leader of the town council, enjoys eating out, and fishing.

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