Budget 2021: Eight ways Rishi Sunak's plans affect you

The chancellor has delivered his Covid recovery Budget, here's how it will affect your money.

10/27/2021 9:13:00 PM

An increase in minimum wage and a reform of how alcohol is taxed How will the Budget affect you?

The chancellor has delivered his Covid recovery Budget, here's how it will affect your money.

2. Facing up to the rising cost of livingThere is plenty of evidence of prices going up in the shops and on bills, with the cost of living expected to rise by 4% over the next year according to official forecasters.Image source,Getty ImagesThere has been a freeze on fuel duty for more than a decade and this will continue for at least another year, as drivers are hit by higher prices at the pumps.

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About 60% of the price you pay for fuel is tax - a mixture of fuel duty and VAT.However, there were no measures to assist householders with rising domestic gas and electricity bills.3. Minimum wages and pay packetsThose on minimum wages will receive a significant pay rise in April. For those aged 23 and above the rate - known as the National Living Wage - will go up by 6.6%, as the hourly rate increases from £8.91 to £9.50.

There will also be increases in the minimum wage for younger workers.If they also receive universal credit, they could be affected by the taper rate mentioned earlier.Minimum wage increases from 1 April:National Living Wage for those aged 23 and over: From £8.91 to £9.50 an hour headtopics.com

National Minimum Wage for those aged 21-22: From £8.36 to £9.18National Minimum Wage for 18 to 20-year-olds: From £6.56 to £6.83National Minimum Wage for under-18s: From £4.62 to £4.81The Apprentice Rate: From £4.30 to £4.81

How much is the minimum wage?Public sector staff will also receive a pay rise in April when the freeze on wages in place during the pandemic is lifted. How much this amounts to, and whether it equates to more than the rising cost of living, will be decided at later date.

The government's official, independent forecasters - the Office for Budget Responsibility - said that real incomes for everyone would typically rise very slowly in the coming years. Household income rises, after taking into account inflation and changes in tax will be no higher than 1.5% a year for each year up to and including 2026.

In the year from April 2022, a middle earner's take-home pay will fall by about 1%, or £180 per year, in real terms.4. The cost of 'sin' - alcohol duty overhaulDrinking is getting more expensive, with pub chains warning that higher wages and energy costs will mean much higher prices for a pint. headtopics.com

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Image source,Getty ImagesHowever, Mr Sunak announced an overhaul which he described as "the most radical simplification of alcohol duties for 140 years", coming into force in February 2023.This will lead to higher-strength drinks going up in price, but lower duty on drinks ranging from sparkling wine to draught beer.

There will be no immediate increase in alcohol duties, contrary to what often happens on Budget day.The cost of smoking is rising again, with an above-inflation rise in duty on cigarettes and an 11% rise in duty on hand-rolling tobacco, taking effect within hours.

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