1 Apr 2024

UK Economy: day of price rises and new financial policies explained

The Easter weekend closes with a bang as many households see their council tax and bills go up on what’s been dubbed ‘price hike day’.

This week will also see many of the policies announced in the chancellor’s budget and other flagship measures come into force – starting today, with a rise in the national living wage and free childcare.

One of the last rolls of the dice for the government ahead of a widely expected autumn election, and all amid terrible poll ratings over the weekend.