Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced that the next Budget will be held on Wednesday 3 March 2021.

The government said: “The Budget will set out the next phase of the plan to tackle the virus and protect jobs and will be published alongside the latest forecasts from the Office for Budget Responsibility).”

Sunak had been due to deliver his second Budget in the Autumn of 2020 but this was cancelled because of the pandemic. His first Budget statement was made on 11 March 2020.

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