Budget 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.


Some Budget proposals may be subject to amendment in the 2021 Finance Act. You should contact us before taking any action as a result of the contents of this summary.