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How does the Budget affect you?

Posted: 14th March 2017 in Security News

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"We are building the foundations of a stronger, fairer, more global Britain." – Philip Hammond.

But what does this mean for you? Agenda have summarised for you some of the main points of the new Budget that we feel could affect you – you can read a full summary here.


The Office for Budget Responsibility has upped its growth forecasts of the UK economy for this year, borrowing has been slashed by thousands of pounds and wages will rise right through to 2020.

Business Rates:

Small businesses will benefit greatly with a package of relief totalling £435 million, including Pubs, as 90% will receive a £1,000 discount on business rates in 2017.


Hospitals will be granted £325 million to implement their sustainability and transformation plans and another £100 million to help free up beds.


110 new free schools will be opened and £216 million will go into repairing existing schools.

Contact the Agenda Screening Team on 08456 44 55 46 today to find out how we can help you with all of your screening needs.