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Sunak Urged to Give U.K. Entrepreneurs Budget ‘Shot in the Arm’

Feb. 10, 2021, 12:01 AM

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak should put entrepreneurs at the heart of next month’s budget, one of the U.K.’s biggest business lobby groups said, as it called on him to avoid “damaging” tax rises.

With the U.K. economy battered by the third lockdown to contain the coronavirus pandemic, the Institute of Directors urged Sunak to extend aid for workers and companies -- and to help owner-directors who missed out on support if they paid themselves in dividends before the outbreak.

Rishi Sunak
Photographer: Hollie Adams/Bloomberg

“The budget should put a shot in the arm of entrepreneurs by providing reliefs to drive-up investment in ...