Millions of people not on benefits will notice extra £57 in their bank accounts

Shoppers in Hanley -Credit:Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel
Shoppers in Hanley -Credit:Pete Stonier / Stoke Sentinel

Millions of individuals not on benefits are noticing an extra £57 in their bank accounts as April draws to a close. This is due to cuts to National Insurance - the tax paid by working people, allowing households to retain more of their earnings each month.

Energy bills are also beginning to decrease for many, although the speed at which people will experience the benefit depends on their payment methods. The reductions in National Insurance and energy bills have led to an average household saving of £57.

As these changes were implemented from April, many families will only start to see the difference now as they receive their end-of-month pay. However, this saving has been counterbalanced for many due to increases elsewhere, including council tax, water, and broadband.

Consequently, some households may feel more financially comfortable as May begins, while others might not notice much change at all, depending on their monthly expenses. The Government is committed to trying to make households feel more financially secure ahead of the upcoming general election later this year.

Ahead of the election, more announcements might be made in a determined bid to win over voters. Defining these moves as an encouraged shift, Stephen Hankinson, an expert on energy efficiency from Electric Radiators Direct, stated: "The past few years have proven tough financially for Brits, so it's great to see a positive change in the cost of energy, reflecting nicely on the amount of our salary spent on bills."

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