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George Osborne says his 2012 Budget will “reward work”, support working families and ‘unashamedly backs business’ but warns of need to continue his austerity drive in face of sluggish growth.
Budget 2012 Key Points:
Automatic review of state pension age to ensure it keeps pace with increasing lifespans. New single-tier state pension for future pensioners to be set at about £140 and based on contributions
Duty on all tobacco products to rise by 5% above inflation from 18:00 today – the equivalent of 37p on a packet of cigarettes. No change to alcohol duty. New duty on gaming machines at a standard rate of 20% and a lower rate for low-prize machines of 5% of net takings. No change to existing plans on fuel duty (however, please note that plans to increase Fuel by 3p from August still stand). Vehicle excise duty to rise by inflation, but frozen for road hauliers
Good news for young entrepreneurs Government considering enterprise loans for young people to start their own business.
Corporation tax cut to 24% from next month. By 2014 it will fall to 22%
From midnight, new stamp duty level of 7% for homes worth more than £2m. Any such homes bought through companies will pay 15%. Extra funding to help construction firms building new homes
CHILD BENEFIT Will be phased out when someone in a houshold has an income of more than £50,000. It will fall by 1% for every £100 earned over £50,000. Only those earning more than £60,000 will lose the entirety of the benefit
From April 2013, the 50p top rate of tax will be cut to 45p. Personal income tax allowance will be raised to £9,205 from April 2013, making people £220 a year better off. However, those aged 65 and over will no longer be entitled to the higher rate of personal allowance leaving these individuals paying around £260 more in tax per year.
It should also be noted that around 300,000 workers woll be pulled into the 40% tax bracket. Currently workers can earn £42.475 before paing tax at 40%, this limit is now to be reduced to £41,450.
- Key Points Spring Budget 2017
The Spring budget was presented by Mr Philip Hammond on 8th March 2017.
A summary of the main points are noted below:
Class 4 National Insurance to increase from 9% to 10 % in April 2018 and to go up to 11% in April 2019. All class 4 earnings above £43,000 will continue […]
- Married Couples Allowance
Transfer unused tax allowance to save up to £212.00 in tax year 2015/16
If you are a married couple or are in a civil partnership, you may qualify for couples tax relief worth up to £212 in 2015/16.
Who does this apply to?
This tax relief is available to married couples and couples in a […]
- Budget 2016 – Key Points
Sugar levy on soft drinks
This aims to raise £520m in a two-part levy on companies – one for total sugar content above 5g per 100ml and one for drinks with more than 8g per 100ml – to be introduced in two years’ time. Pure fruit juice and milk are excluded. It will be used […]
- National Living Wage
The 1 April 2017 the National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 25 and above will increase to £7.50 per hour. The current National Minimum Wage for those under the age of 25 will continue to apply and the rates set from 1 April 2017 can be found here National Minimum Wage Rates .The Government’s objective is to have a […]
- Autumn Statement 2015
Tax credits will now remain unchanged, after having lost a key vote on the House of Lords
The rate of Housing Benefit in the social sector will be capped at the same rate as is paid to those in the private rented sector.
Money will be spent to […]
- Key Points Spring Budget 2017