Here's a breakdown of what was in the Budget.

  • THE personal allowance threshold, the rate at which people start paying income tax, is to rise from £11,850 to £12,500 in April – a year earlier than planned. The threshold is the only part of the income tax system that is reserved to Westminster. Rates and bands are devolved to the Scottish Parliament and proposals on these are expected to be put forward by Finance Secretary Derek Mackay in mid December.

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  • The higher rate income tax threshold, the point at which people start paying tax at 40%, to rise from £46,350 to £50,000 in April. After that, the two rates will rise in line with inflation.
  • National Living Wage increasing by 4.9%, from £7.83 to £8.21 an hour, from April 2019.
  • Extra £500m for preparations for leaving the EU.
  • A commemorative 50p coin to mark the UK’s departure from the EU.

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  • Work allowances for universal credit to be increased by £1.7bn.
  • 2.4 million working families with children to benefit by £630 a year.

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  • An extra £1bn to help welfare claimants transfer to new consolidated benefit.
  • An additional £950m for the Scottish government, £550m for the Welsh government and £320m for a Northern Ireland Executive in the period to 2020-21.

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  • New City and Growth deals for Belfast, north Wales and the Tay Cities area, which includes the cities of Dundee and Perth as well as Angus and the north part of Fife.
  • £2m for Belfast to help recover from Primark fire.
  • Beer, cider and spirits duties to be frozen, but the cost of a bottle of wine duty to rise by 8p, in line with inflation, in February.
  • Tobacco duty will continue to rise by inflation plus 2%. A packet of 20 cigarettes will go by 33p.
  • Fuel duty to be frozen for ninth year in a row.
  • Remote Gaming Duty to increase to 21% for online gambling on “games of chance” from 2019.
  • New 2% digital services tax on UK revenues of big technology companies, from April 2020. Profitable companies with global sales of more than £500m will be liable.