timberland boots for kids How much have cigarettes gone up after the Budget 2017
Get politics updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing!The annual financial statement is usually the Chancellor’s chance to increase the amount of tax raised from sales of tobacco, alcohol, fuel and other products.In his last Budget, Philip Hammond announced the end of the spring Budget and a move to an autumn Budget. As a result, we’re in the odd situation of having two Budgets in one year.The annual escalator which works out how much the tax goes up every year has already been applied this year. It was announced in March and took effect in May.But buried in the text of the Budget ‘Red Book’ is the revelation that the tax increase will be applied AGAIN today.Here’s what that means for you.How does the escalator work?The average price of a pack of 20 cigarettes was after the last budget.Increasing that by a further 4.9% adds 49p to a pack putting the average price of a pack of 20 up to For a 20 a day smoker, that adds up to an extra a year.When does the increase kick in? The new tax rate applies from 6pm on Budget day Wednesday November 22ndHow can I avoid the increase? The easiest way to avoid the tax on smoking is to stop smoking.There’s no getting away from it: smoking’s terrible for you. You probably already know that half of smokers will die as a result of their addiction, and that smoking accounts for a quarter of all cancer deaths in the UK each year.But giving up is really difficult, which is why there are still 10 million smokers in the UK, with 3 4 million people trying to give up at any one time. The government introduced a new Tobacco Control Plan, which aims to drastically reduce the number of Brits who smoke by 2022.Here’s a selection of ways you can quit find the one that’s right for you.Like us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterPolitics NewsletterCourtsBritain First chief Jayda Fransen shouts ‘No Surrender’ after leaving dock in BelfastFransen made global headlines last month after US President Donald Trump retweeted some of her videos and she is back in the limelight again for allegedly using anti Islamic hate speech.Craig WhyteRangers’ liquidators locked in 2.8m legal battle with firm once linked to Craig WhyteLawyers for Wavetower want a chunk of the 30m that liquidators BDO are believed to have recovered after the Ibrox club’s financial collapse.Knife crimeKnife murderer who killed young dad is left fighting for his own life after prison stabbingViolent thug John Blake, who stabbed young dad of two Sean Stark to death, was attacked in Glenochil prison last weekend.Glasgow’This guy has nothing’ Thousands raised for Glasgow homeless hero who guarded car with 450 insideJohn McMonagle wants to give James John McGeown 5000 to say thanks after he went out of his way to stop the cash being taken.Kyle Falconer’Is that right ya p?’ Scots rocker Kyle Falconer ‘penniless’ after 25k bill for boozy air rageThe View frontman has been fined 1000, with another 24,000 in costs after squaring up to a fellow passenger and hurling a homophobic insult at a cabin crew member in June last year.GreenockCops seek witnesses as man fights for life after being hit by a car in GreenockThe 54 year old is in a critical condition after being struck by a Renault Clio near the entrance to the Tesco car park at around 4pm on Friday.