Mar 4, 2021

Budget 2021: 'I'm finding it hard to celebrate'

Across the UK a lot of people breathed a sigh of relief when Rishi Sunak announced his Budget on Wednesday. Alan loves working in hospitality, and he hopes to be back by the time the restaurant reopens, but it's a huge help knowing that furlough has been extended until September in case he still isn't strong enough, or if the roadmap out of lockdown is delayed. Oliver Holt in Thornton, Blackpool, hopes what he heard in the Budget will be good news for him. Rishi Sunak announced a boost in funding for employers that take on apprentices, raising the support from £2,000 per young person taken on to £3,000. Before the Budget the idea of having to pay full business rates again, was making Tabi wonder whether the business would have to close.

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