Budget 2021: UK’s tax burden to ‘reach highest levels since 1960s’on March 4, 2021 at 2:56 am

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak says decisions made in his Budget might not be “popular” but are “honest”.

Elsewhere in the Budget, the chancellor extended the furlough scheme to September, paying up to 80% of people’s wages – and announced further grants for self-employed people, with the scheme widened to include 600,000 who were not previously entitled, including many newly self-employed people.

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