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Chancellor extends SDLT cut

04 Mar 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak used the 2021 Budget to confirm the extension of the stamp duty land tax (SDLT) holiday.

View our 2021 Budget Report

04 Mar 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his 2021 Budget speech yesterday, outlining a range of financial measures designed to boost the UK economy once the current coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown ends in England.

Sunak sets out Budget to protect businesses

03 Mar 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out a Budget to protect businesses through the pandemic, fix the public finances and begin building the future economy.

2021 Budget - the economic picture

03 Mar 2021

Within his Budget speech, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled billions in financial support for businesses and families adversely affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

2021 Budget - the political reaction

03 Mar 2021

Addressing the House of Commons, Chancellor Rishi Sunak used the 2021 Budget to 'do whatever it takes' to financially support people and business as the UK recovers from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

2021 Budget - the business reaction

03 Mar 2021

Business groups have responded to Chancellor Rishi Sunak's 2021 Budget speech.

2021 Budget - what to expect

03 Mar 2021

Chancellor Rishi Sunak will deliver the 2021 Budget speech today at 12:30pm. We will keep you up to date on the key Budget announcements and supply a full summary, which will appear on our website tomorrow morning.

Committee calls for Chancellor to outline plans for tax reform

02 Mar 2021

The Treasury Committee has urged Chancellor Rishi Sunak to outline plans for a long-term tax strategy to help the UK economy recover from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

COVID schemes now supporting 1.6 million UK businesses

01 Mar 2021

The government's coronavirus (COVID-19) support schemes have now been used by almost 1.6 million UK businesses, according to the latest figures from HM Treasury.

SMEs needing advice on imports and exports can apply for grants, HMRC confirms

26 Feb 2021

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) requiring advice on imports and exports will be able to apply for a grant of up to £2,000, HMRC has confirmed.

Online service for VAT deferral scheme opens

25 Feb 2021

Over half a million businesses that deferred VAT payments last year can now join the new online VAT Deferral New Payment Scheme to pay it in smaller monthly instalments, HMRC has announced.

Late payment penalties for self assessment waived until 1 April

24 Feb 2021

Self assessment taxpayers will not be charged a 5% late payment penalty if they pay their tax or set up a payment plan by 1 April, HMRC has announced.

More support needed to help businesses once lockdown lifts

23 Feb 2021

Business groups have called on the government to extend its coronavirus (COVID-19) support through to the end of the roadmap for lifting lockdown restrictions.

Domestic VAT reverse charge comes into effect on 1 March

22 Feb 2021

The twice-delayed introduction of the domestic VAT reverse charge for construction services will come into effect on 1 March 2021.

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