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Employment Allowance a real benefit says Northwood MP

 Published on: 20th October 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner MP Nick Hurd visited a pharmacy in Northwood today to see the benefits Employment Allowance has had for their business. Sharmans Pharmacy, on Clive Parade, Northwood, welcomed Mr Hurd’s visit and Rikin Patel, partner of Sharmans, said how the Employment Allowance has helped his company. He said: “The employment allowance has allowed us to invest in more staff to deliver new pharmacy services to the local community. We provide a full range of clinical services here at Sharmans including NHS Health Checks, Smoking cessation clinics, and many others.” The new figures show that 107,000 businesses in London are already benefitting from the Employment Allowance, introduced in April, which reduces the cost to businesses of employing people. The Employment Allowance takes up to £2,000 off the National Insurance bill of every employer and is open to businesses, charities and community amateur sports clubs. The allowance means a business could now hire someone on £22,400 a year, or four people working full-time on the minimum wage, without paying any employer national insurance at all. In total up to 1.25 million employers will benefit from the allowance, with 450,000 taken out of paying the tax on jobs altogether. This is benefitting local business like Sharman’s Pharmacy in Northwood, making it easier for them to grow and create more jobs. Mr Hurd commented: “Cutting the tax on jobs and backing local businesses like Sharman’s Pharmacy is a key part of the Conservatives’ long-term economic plan. “This tax cut makes it easier for businesses to take on new people, and it is great news for Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner. Already, 107,000 businesses in London are benefitting. “We need to continue working through our plan, backing businesses in Harrow and Hillingdon to create jobs for people here in Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, with the regular pay packet and the peace of mind for the future that comes with it.” Pics by Phil Stone

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