In a Budget which ‘meets the moment’, the Chancellor has today (3 March) set out a £65 billion three-point plan to provide support for jobs and businesses as we emerge from the pandemic and forge a path to recovery.
Chancellor’s three-point plan to protect jobs and strengthen public finances
- billions to support businesses and families through the pandemic
- investment-led recovery as UK emerges from lockdown
- future changes to strengthen public finance
All excerpts are from the UK Government’s article “Budget 2021 sets path for recovery”.
Delivering the budget in Parliament Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said:
This Budget meets the moment with a three-part plan to protect the jobs and livelihoods of the British people.
First, we will continue doing whatever it takes to support the British people and businesses through this moment of crisis.
Second, once we are on the way to recovery, we will need to begin fixing the public finances – and I want to be honest today about our plans to do that.
And, third, in today’s Budget we begin the work of building our future economy.
This is the Budget in full. You can find supporting and related documents here.
Budget 2021: What you need to know about…
2. Protecting jobs and livelihoods
3. Strengthening the public finances
4. An investment-led recovery
5. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland
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