Well, that was a non-event! The March 3 Budget passed without a single mention of EIS or SEIS
and was primarily concerned with continuing the recovery and support of businesses from the
Covid pandemic. There was however some insight into how the Government may transition from
fostering recovery to fostering growth within the “Build, Back, Better” document that accompanied
the Budget. This document did mention EIS and SEIS, albeit in passing, but this was certainly an
acknowledgement that the schemes have a part to play in future plans and are not being ignored.
For a number of reasons, we shouldn’t be either surprised or worried the schemes didn’t warrant
more of a mention. Read more here