What has the Budget done for those on low pay?

Bernices Weekes asks: "What has the Chancellor done to help those on low pay?"

Steven Bruck, a partner at Blick Rothenberg Chartered Accountants, says: "The Chancellor has brought forward the £10,000 tax-free allowance to 2014. So, at least this amount will be free of tax by this time. You'll notice some reduction in your income tax from April 2014.

"Most of his measures though, are really designed to encourage the economy and therefore increase prospects for employment and general wealth creation. His concession on employers National Insurance contributions is designed to make it easier for businesses to take on staff."

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Your Budget queries answered

Your questions about how the measures in the Chancellor's Budget affect you, answered by Steven Bruck, a partner at Blick Rothenberg Chartered Accountants.