Budget 2021

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak delivered the first UK Budget of 2021 on 3 March. Our experts analyse the impact on investors.

This year was no ordinary Budget. Emergency measures to help the country through the pandemic are already in place, but more will be needed before it is over. Despite having a roadmap out of lockdown, the path to normality is still months away, and chancellor Rishi Sunak has tried to begin balancing the books after spending hundreds of billions of pounds on support measures.

His latest budget includes more giveaways, taking total spend on Covid measures to £407 billion, which should get us through the final stages of the crisis. But he has also begun raising money to pay for it. Our experts explain what’s happened and how it affects you. We’ll also be hearing your views soon, as our interactive investor Budget Panel responds to the chancellor’s announcement.

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