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Published 9 March 2021
Recovery Loan Scheme
This is a new loan scheme to replace CBILs and BBLs, set to launch on 6 April 2021 – with the government guaranteeing 80% of the loan, full details will be available in the next few weeks.
Super-deduction for capital allowances
A new 130% capital allowance for qualifying plant and machinery assets and 50% first-year allowance for qualifying special rate assets, effective 1 April 2021.
Corporation tax increase
From 2023 the corporation tax rate will be increasing to 25% for companies with a profit over £50,000. The increase will be tapered for those with a profit of over £50,000
National living wage increase
The NLW is set to increase to £8.91 from April 2021.
Restart Grant scheme
Providing up to £18,000 for leisure and hospitality businesses and £6,000 for non-essential retail.
Self employed grants extended
The self employed income support scheme (SEISS) will be extended until September with a maximum of £7,500 available from late July 2021.
Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme extended
The CJRS scheme has been extended until September 2021, with employers having to make a higher contribution starting in July 2021.
Stamp duty holiday extension
The stamp duty holiday has been extended until June 2021 offering continued support for the housing market.
Bounce Back Loans extension
Although not part of the budget, the bounce back loan terms have been extended to 10 years. Banks will be informing customers of this directly before the repayments comment.
Mortgage guarantee scheme
A new scheme enabling homebuyers to secure a mortgage up to £600,000 with a 5% deposit.
A grant of £3,000 per hire is available if you take on an apprentice.