While watching the budget the @dafferns team, including @richardMdaffern and @martinGdafferns tweeted their Budget highlights – not that there were that many, from what was one of the least interesting and lengthy Budgets in years…
He’s making the pothole announcement – £420m immediately available for minor road works (some estimate £8bn needed to fix them all)
Introduction of a UK #digitalservices #tax for companies with a global annual revenue of at least £500m
£675m of co-funding to help councils rejuvenate high streets #retail #businesses
New tax on plastics made or imported that contain less than 30% recycled plastics
Chancellor…we will freeze fuel duties for the ninth successive year… …bringing the total saving to the average car driver to over £1,000… …and to the average van driver to over £2,500…
“We will introduce a new tax on the manufacture and import of plastic packaging which contains less than 30% recycled plastic… …transforming the economics of sustainable packaging.