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Furlough scheme ends after 18 months

Around 1m people were still furloughed.

Salary sacrifices 'may mitigate the NICs rise'

Employees could benefit in the short-term.

Calls resurface to abolish business rates

Opposition would increase digital services tax to fund the move.

Borrowing between April and August less than expected

Monthly borrowing remains above pre-pandemic levels.

HMRC postpones MTD for ITSA to 2024

Basis period reform also delayed to at least 2024.

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