Spotlight On: Budget 2021


Budget 2021 - Wednesday 3 March 2021

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has announced the latest UK Budget.

The Spring Budget set out the next set of financial measures for individuals and businesses as the UK transitions through the next phase of this pandemic and hopefully onto the road of recovery.

Budget 2021: Key Points

  • Furlough to be extended until the end of September. With the Government to continue paying 80% of employees' wages for hours they cannot work.
  • No changes to rates of income tax, national insurance or VAT
  • Personal income tax allowance to be frozen at £12,570 from 2022 to 2026
  • Higher rate income tax threshold to be frozen at £50,270 from 2022 to 2026
  • Corporation tax on company profits to rise from 19% to 25% in April 2023
  • A “super deduction” in tax for companies for the next 2 years that invest in plant and machinery
  • A new COVID recovery loan scheme launched offering 80% guarantees by the government. To replace the Bounce-back and other coronavirus loans for businesses
  • £400m to help arts venues in England, including museums and galleries, re-open
  • £300m recovery package for professional sport and £25m for grassroots football
  • Incentive grants for apprenticeships to rise to £3,000 and £126 for traineeships
  • Reduced rate of 5% VAT for the hospitality and tourism sectors has been extended to the end of September
  • Business rates holiday for firms in England will continue from April until June
  • £5bn in re-opening grants for non-essential businesses of up to £6,000 per premises.
  • Eight new freeports with special economic zones and different custom rules

Hear expert Budget commentary and analysis 

To help you navigate these unsure times we will be publishing a collection of special insights, webinars and commentary from our experts across MHA that will cover all the key points and next steps.

These key insights can be found on our MHA Budget 2021 Hub 

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Budget 2021 Webinar

After the announcement we will be releasing a special commentary video looking at the national picture for businesses in the UK in collaboration with our experts from across our MHA network. Visit out MHA Budget 2021 hub to view this exclusive commentary.

Watch our special Budget review webinar using the link below:

2021 Budget Analysis Webinar

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