Tag: budget

Sunderland’s self-employed breathe sigh of relief as Prime Minister delays controversial national insurance plans

Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed a vote on the national insurance rise until autumn following public and political uproar. The plans, which the PM described as “fair”, would see national insurance payments increase by 2% for large numbers of self-employed workers in Sunderland and across the UK. Alan Zimmer, of Zimmer […]

How will the Sugar Tax affect schools?

Much of Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget announcement focussed around reforms to the Education System, and a particular announcement that caught the eye was the introduction of a “Sugar Tax”. This is namely an initiative revolving around taxing Soft Drink companies and reinvesting the revenue from the procedure into Physical Education […]