The couple, who live in Colchester, Essex, with their two children Charlie, 13, and Jennifer, 16, were pleased to see they will not be paying any more for their petrol.
And the increase in the personal allowance to £11,500 from next month announced last year will particularly benefit Mrs Borg, 47, who works 16 hours a week as a legal secretary.
But Mr Borg, 40, is the creative director at his own company MagicBoxInternational, a manufacturer of thermal heat pumps, and will be hit by the increase in National Insurance contributions for the self-employed.
Philip Hammond announced an increase in the personal allowance to £11,500 from next month
I’m not complaining too much about the NI rise as I thought the increase might be much higher
He also employs 20 staff across two offices and expects that at least one of them will not qualify for the temporary tax relief on business rates.
“I’m not complaining too much about the NI rise as I thought the increase might be much higher,” he said. “So I was relieved with the two per cent over the next couple of years.
“But the messing around with the temporary tax relief is just a plaster on a serious injury. I wonder how much the system to administer it is going to cost.
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Russell Borg thought the NI increase 'might be much higher'
“After saying that, we’re both pleased with the extra money for schools, both new free schools and grammars and existing schools. I also think the new T Level qualification is a step in the right direction.
“We need young people to know that technical and practical qualifications are important and my wife and I both hope our kids will benefit.”