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Julian Sturdy - Strong Voice for York Outer

Julian Sturdy

Conservative Party Candidate for York Outer
Any reference to Julian Sturdy being a Member of Parliament on this website predates the dissolution of Parliament and the 2024 General Election campaign

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York Press column: All action ahead of Easter

York Press column: All action ahead of Easter

It has been a jam-packed couple of weeks since my last column where I had an opportunity to reflect on the Chancellor’s Budget. I want to begin by highlighting the fantastic news that inflation has dropped to 3.4 per cent – the lowest in two and a half years. When the Prime Minister came to

Julian works with Parkinson’s UK

This week in Parliament, Julian had a really positive meeting with Laura from Parkinson’s...

Julian meets with Minister to discuss Renters (Reform) Bill

Alongside Andy Simpson of York Residential Lettings Association, Julian met with Jacob Young MP...

Julian supports Dogs Trust plea to end puppy smuggling

Julian has pledged his support on the issue of puppy smuggling today at a...

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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