Government digital services tax takes aim at Google, Amazon and Facebook

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Asked about the decision to increase NI thresholds in line with income tax allowances, Mrs May's official spokesman said: "It has been Government policy to do this since 2010".

He told MPs: "Whatever the Chancellor claims today, austerity is not over".

Looking at the impact of the package on the public sector, he said: "This is no bonanza. Cuts are not about to be reversed", he said.

He also said prisons, schools and local authorities would not have much to celebrate about the new budget and should be preparing for more hard years ahead.

However for the tech industry one of the most notable developments in this year's budget has been the "digital tax", and comes after years of complaints that American tech giants pay too little tax in certain European countries. A single parent on universal credit and working 25 hours a week on the national living wage will benefit by an additional £890 next year.

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He went on to say that the tax is "narrowly targeted" on specific models.

The chancellor bases his Budget on figures from the Office for Budget Responsibility. "We can not simply talk forever", said Hammond.

"What the OBR gives this year, it can easily take away again next year".

Suppose the public finance forecasts deteriorate significantly next year? One of many measures they have introduced to rig parliament in their favour. "What will he do then?" "If it does, then the chancellor will have painted himself into a bit of a corner".

"Will she apologise for her broken promise that she was going to end austerity, because she has failed to do that?" he said.

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The Fraser of Allander Institute said the Scottish Government will "face a dilemma in deciding how to respond" to the increase in the rest of the UK.

Instead, they were left with income tax savings of £495 when taking national insurance into account. Total day-to-day spending in the public services remains 8% lower than in 2009/10 and will still not have reached that level by 2023/24.

"On public services the NHS saw a big spending boost - but unprotected departments still have further cuts penciled in".

The finance ministry said on Saturday that Hammond would also launch a feasibility study into a no-interest loan scheme to help low-income households seeking to break their reliance on high-interest payday lenders.

That proposal, not yet enacted, appears to have been the basis for an addition to the 2018 Budget by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, who announced a 'Digital Services' tax of his own late yesterday.

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