In a surprise move, the chancellor announced a freeze on duty on wine, beer and spirits, as well as fuel and car licenses.
But he added that, in the interest of public health, he would keep the duty on cigarettes at inflation level, that is 6 pence per packet of 20.
He also said he would exempt estates below £25,000 from inheritance tax.
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HMRC is continuing to ramp up the number of raids on premises it carries out as part of criminal investigations, searching 761 properties in the last year
Five million taxpayers are ow using digital personal tax accounts (PTA) as part of the making tax digital strategy, HMRC said
Since the release of HMRC’s plans for digital tax reforms, many have agreed with the call for a delay