The Chancellor delivered the Budget this afternoon pledging to maintain economic support for businesses and citizens still struggling through the pandemic, but warning that the UK’s unprecedented spending and borrowing over the last 12 months had left a hole in the public finances that would need to be tackled. His plan to guide the UK’s recovery focused on three areas: protecting jobs and businesses through the crisis, replenishing the public finances, and encouraging growth and investment.

Here is the Edelman team’s summary and analysis of the Budget. Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like further information, or if you would like to discuss how Edelman can help support your public affairs work.

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