The Budget 2021 Summary from Croucher & Needham

The following summary has been kindly supplied to the BID by Croucher and Needham.

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.

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