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Julian Sturdy

Member of Parliament for York Outer

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York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

York Press column – Government must deliver on growth to maintain trust

There is no point pretending last week’s heavy by-election losses do not send a serious message to the government. Defeated in both a traditionally very ‘safe’ rural West Country seat and urban West Yorkshire, my party is clearly struggling to retain public confidence across a diverse swathe of communities. My thoughts on how our leadership

Haxby Railway Station one step closer with successful Restoring York Railways bid

Following months of intense lobbying in Westminster supporting City of York Council’s bid for...

Julian backs precision breeding law to ensure food security and protect the environment

This week, Julian used the first House of Commons stage of the government’s Genetic...

York Press column – Action on Education

Every child deserves a first-class education to equip them with the skills to pursue...

Budget 2021: Protecting the Jobs and Livelihoods of the British People

March 4, 2021

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, has delivered a Budget that meets the moment and sets us on a course to recover from the pandemic.

WHERE WE ARE:

  • We are providing £407 billion of support for families, jobs and businesses, more than almost any other country in the world.
  • Despite the unprecedented support, the economy has shrunk by 10%.
  • Borrowing is at the highest it has ever been outside of wartime.
  • IMF, Bank of England and OBR have all confirmed that our plan is working.

SUPPORTING PEOPLE AND BUSINESSES THROUGH THIS CRISIS

  • Extending furlough until the end of September.
  • Two further grants for the self-employed – and bringing in 19/20 starters.
  • Restart grants of up to £18,000 to get our retail, hospitality, leisure and personal care businesses going again.
  • Business rates holiday extended for 3 months, before tapering for another 9.
  • Extending the VAT cut to 5% for a further six months, before tapering for another six.
  • Continuing our stamp duty cut for another three months, before tapering for another three.
  • Extending Universal Credit and Working Tax Credits by six months.
  • More money for apprenticeships and traineeships.
  • New Recovery Loans to replace our existing loan schemes.
  • £700 million for arts, culture and sports.
  • Brand new 95% mortgage guarantee for prospective homebuyers.

BEGINNING TO FIX THE PUBLIC FINANCES

  • Asking the largest, most profitable firms to pay more by increasing corporation tax to 25% from 2023.
  • Introducing unprecedented Super Deduction on capital investment for companies.
  • Maintaining personal tax allowances at their current levels from April 2023 until 2026.
  • Keeping inheritance, capital gains and pensions lifetime allowances & the VAT threshold at current levels.
  • Keeping our manifesto pledge with NO increases to income tax, NICs or VAT.
  • Freezing alcohol duty and fuel duty.

BUILDING OUR FUTURE ECONOMY

  • Moving Treasury North to Darlington
  • Launching our £150 million Community Ownership Fund
  • Launching the first ever UK Infrastructure Bank in Leeds to invest in infrastructure and drive green growth
  • Help to Grow to boost the productivity of our small businesses
  • Visa reforms to attract highly-skilled migrants to the UK