Oct 25, 2021

Budget 2021: What do you want to change?

"I'm careful with my bills and don't go silly with shopping, but I want to see the minimum wage go up or national insurance tax come down," she told the BBC.Zizzi's had put Ms Torry on furlough, but she said she couldn't cover her bills, so she worked for Asos in the firm's Barnsley warehouse during the pandemic. Another of his requests is that a rise in corporation tax should be avoided, as he says it "Risks businesses setting up headquarters elsewhere and less bureaucracy would be better for attracting investment in the UK".Raising tax on high earners also "Risks lowering the overall tax income for the country", he adds. Hollie Whittles, digital strategy specialist and HR director at Purple Frog Systems, says she wants to see a review of the business rates system. On changes to apprenticeship schemes and student loans, Ms Whittles, who works with 14 staff, says she would welcome more support for small businesses wanting to train and upskill staff in new technologies that help benefit long-term careers and the local economy. The government should also support schemes and skills investment for older people wanting to change careers, in her view.

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