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To encourage and support people getting onto the property ladder. The government will guarantee lenders who offer mortgages to people with a deposit of 5% on homes worth up to £600,000. All buyers who use this scheme will be able to fix their mortgage rate for...

The current SDLT holiday on residential property with a value up to £500,000 was set to end on 31 March, but has been extended to 30 June 2021. This applies to property purchases in England and Northern Ireland only. The Chancellor also announced that the SDLT threshold...

The Bounce Back Loans and CBILS program are coming to an end. A new Recovery Loan Scheme will take their place from April. Businesses of any size can apply for the loans from £25,000 to £10m through to the end of this year. The government...

From April 2021, a new grant will be available to help businesses to reopen. Non-essential retail will get £6,000 per premises. Hospitality and leisure including personal care and gyms will get £18,000 per premises. If your business is eligible for the previous grants available you should...

The Universal Credit uplift of £20 per week will continue for a further six months. Working Tax Credit claimants also will be provided with equivalent support for the next six months. The Chancellor also confirmed the Government’s commitment to end low pay, increasing the National Living...

Eligible retail, hospitality and leisure properties will pay no business rates for three months from 1 April to 30 June 2021. From 1 July 2021, business rates will be discounted, by a further 66% business rates relief until 31 March 2022...

The reduced 5% rate of VAT for goods and services supplied by the tourism and hospitality sector has been extended to 30 September 2021. To help support businesses further there will be a transitional rate of 12.5% from 1 October to 31 March 2022 with the...

The furlough scheme will continue in its current form until 30 June 2021, furloughed workers will continue to receive up to 80% of their wages for the hours not worked. From 1 July 2021, employers will contribute towards the costs of unworked hours, starting with 10%...