To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the employment allowance on businesses in the West Midlands.
13 July 2015
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) publish bi-annual statistics on the take-up of the Employment Allowance. In the first year of the Employment Allowance, 2014-15, 89,000 employers in the West Midlands have benefitted. This equates to 90 per cent of eligible employers in the West Midlands.
At the Summer Budget 2015 the Chancellor announced the Employment Allowance will be rising from £2,000 to £3,000 from April 2016.