This could have a significant effect on businesses across the UK, as administration costs are likely to rise, while many will have to raise prices to absorb the extra cost, potentially leading to a fall in custom.
But one area where firms may be able to make cuts is in power usage, perhaps by switching energy supplier to gain access to the cheapest gas and electricity bills.
Some may also wish to consider energy-saving techniques, such as adding insulation or sealing windows and cracks.
The emergency Budget was the first of the new coalition government that is led by Conservative David Cameron and assumed control of the country last month.
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