The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his second Budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021.

The Chancellor Rishi Sunak presented his second Budget on Wednesday 3 March 2021. In his speech he stated his Budget ‘meets the moment with a three-part plan to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people’.

Main Budget proposals

Tax measures include:

  • – a super-deduction for companies investing in new plant and machinery
  • – a time extension of the temporary increase to the SDLT nil rate band for residential property in England and Northern Ireland
  • – an extension to the temporary 5% reduced rate of VAT for certain supplies
  • – a temporary increase in the carry-back period for business losses
  • – an increased rate of corporation tax from 2023.

Other measures include:

  • – a new mortgage guarantee scheme
  • – extension to the Job Retention Scheme
  • – a Self-Employment Income Support Scheme fourth and fifth grant
  • – an extension to the business rates holiday in England.

Previously announced measures include:

  • – a cap on the amount of R&D tax credit paid to a loss-making small or medium-sized enterprise
  • – new rules apply to off-payroll working payments made for services provided on or after 6 April 2021.