Robert said: "Today’s Budget provides businesses and families in West Oxfordshire with the support and reassurance they need to get through the pandemic.
“With £407 billion of support for families, jobs and businesses, it is right that the Chancellor is honest with the British people about our public finances. At the same time, I was elected on a commitment to level up communities like ours, and I am thrilled that this Government is making good on that promise - by building our future economy and investing in every corner of the United Kingdom”.
Key measures in the Budget include:
Furlough scheme extended until the end of September
Two further grants for the self-employed
Restart grants for retail, hospitality, leisure and personal care businesses
Business rates holiday extended
VAT cut extended for a further six months
Stamp duty cut extended for a further three months
Universal Credit temporary uplift extended for six months
More money for apprenticeships and traineeships
New Recovery Loans schemes
£700 million for arts, culture and sports
A brand new 95% mortgage guarantee for homebuyers
Visa reforms to attract highly skilled migrants to the UK