10 March 2021
On 3 March, the Chancellor presented his budget to Parliament. It contained a range of measures to support industry and individuals through the pandemic, including an extension to the furlough scheme and grants, loans and VAT cuts for businesses. It also included actions designed to help the economy recover from the impact of coronavirus.
The Budget, and announcements made in the run up to the Budget, include measures of direct interest to housing associations, including commitments that we called for in the NHF submission to the Budget. Key announcements include:
This briefing provides further detail on each of these announcements, focused on our original calls: to build back safer, better, and stronger. It covers updates on building safety, decarbonisation, levelling up, welfare support, and supported housing (including specific announcements on domestic abuse and homelessness).