“If the government can kick start and sustain growth, then this could reduce the need for deeper cuts further down the line.
“In order to achieve this it is crucial that we create conditions which stimulate employment, and give businesses the confidence they need to invest further in their workforce and train up the next generation of skilled staff.
“Increasing the National Insurance contributions allowance will free up much needed cash for businesses, but it’s vital this is not just thrown into the profits pot but invested back into the workforce in the form of training, development and recognition. This in turn will improve staff engagement and morale, and help businesses to improve their overall productivity.”
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Zoe Sheppard, KPMG Corporate Communications
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