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What does the Spring Statement 2022 mean for our clients?

Below you will find a brief summary of what the Spring Statement means for small and medium sized enterprises and the self-employed.

Measures to help small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s)

  • Business rates multiplier will be frozen in 2022-23, meaning no increase in charges until April 2023. Eligible retail, hospitality and leisure businesses will also benefit from a 50% business rates relief. 
  • The government is subsidising the cost of high quality training – ‘Help to Grow – Management’ offers businesses 12 weeks of leadership training with the government covering 90% of the cost. The cost of apprenticeship training is 95% subsidised for SME’s that do not pay the apprenticeship levy. 
  • To support businesses to invest and grow the temporary £1,000,000 level of annual investment allowance has been extended to 31/03/2023. 
  • To support SME’s create new jobs from April 2022 the employment allowance will increase to £5,000 per year. 

Measures to help the self-employed

  • The annual national insurance primary threshold and lower profits limit for employed and self-employed respectively will increase from £9,880 to £12,570 from July 2022. 
  • From April 2022 self-employed individuals with profits between the small profits threshold and lower profits limit will not pay class 2 NIC. 
  • From April 2024 the basic rate of income tax will drop to 19%. 

To read the Government’s Spring Statement in full please click here.