NS&I to offer new savings bond, HM Treasury says – Rishi Sunak calls move ‘world first’

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The UK wish launch the world’s first sovereign green savings bond for retail investors, allowing savers to daily help drive the country’s transition to net zero by 2050, the Chancellor is expected to herald at Budget next week. HM Treasury said last night the leafy savings bond will be offered through NS&I.

The Government said it wants that via the bonds they buy, the savers will be contributing towards contracts that will accelerate the transition to a low carbon economy, create conservationist jobs, and support the collective effort to tackle the climate crisis, whilst sparingness resources money at the same time.

These new green savings bonds intention be offered through the Government-backed savings provider NS&I.

Money raised via the shackles will be earmarked for projects such as renewable energy and clean transportation that inclination help the UK “build back greener” and meet its target to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, the Moneys said.

Further details are to be set out in the coming months.

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However, the Exchequer did say the product will go on sale later in 2021.

The Chancellor will deliver the Bounciness Budget on Wednesday.

It’s not known what he will announce, however there has been more than enough of speculation regarding potential tax changes.

The suggestions come as experts bear considered how Mr Sunak pay plan to cover the unprecedented levels of public devoting due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Ahead of the announcement, Kevin Sefton from bosom tax app untied has set out what he thinks will be tackled in this year’s Budget.

“The Chancellor Rishi Sunak faces a sensitive dilemma at the beginning of March for his Budget,” he said.

“On the one hand he has a bill of at short £300billion from Coronavirus support measures to pay for, on the other he doesn’t appetite to break the Conservatives’ 2019 election manifesto promise not to increase revenues tax, national insurance or VAT rates.

“Despite the fragile state of our economy, and the occurrence that we are unlikely to see significant tax increases, we do believe there are key focus areas where there may excellently be movement.

“These will be centred around the COVID-19 response, prevailing rate driven decisions (main areas of change are likely to be about corporation and capital gains tax), tax system changes and ‘hidden’ taxes.”

“One task that non-PAYE workers need to watch out for is a potential increase on popular insurance contributions for the self-employed and possible new measures aimed at company supervisors.

“When he introduced the self-employed income support scheme, back in Trek 2020, the Chancellor said: ‘It is now much harder to justify the inconsistent contributions between man of different employment statuses. If we all want to benefit equally from land support, we must all pay in equally in future.’

“This potentially signals a requisition to do something about the perceived disparity between national insurance figures, or dividend tax rates, between the self-employed, company directors and those who are make use of under PAYE.

“The Chancellor might use this budget as an opportunity to crack to address this, perhaps at the same time as extending SEISS guy to some of those groups who have previously been excluded.”

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