The Chancellor delivered the Government's 2016 Budget on 16 March with retail and consumer businesses hoping for more positive news than July and November's announcements delivered.


The imminent introduction of the National Living Wage combined with anticipated business rate increases meant the measures outlined by the Chancellor have been relatively well received, with the exception of soft drink manufacturers who have been hit hard by the highly controversial sugar tax.

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