Comment from John Mewett, Marketing Director, Screwfix on 3rd December’s Autumn Statement

As a multi-channel retailer to tradesmen, we welcome some of the Autumn Statement announcements. The latest research we have conducted with tradesmen shows they are busier than ever, so the changes to Stamp Duty which will inevitably help to boost the housing market, will help to keep tradesmen’s diaries full well into 2015.

“We also noted the abolition of National Insurance contributions by employers taking on apprentices. This will surely be welcome news to UK tradesmen looking to take on and train new apprentices, positive news at a time when the construction industry is experiencing growth.

“The freeze on fuel duty will also help us as a retailer, to make sure our deliveries continue to run as smoothly and efficiently as possible, and our trade customers, many of whom rely on their vehicles to get from job to job will definitely benefit from this.”

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