Summer Budget 2015

From a taxation perspective an interesting budget from George Osborne today with the following snippets of note for our clients:

  • NIC Employment Allowance increased from £2,000 to £3,000 from April 2016 but stops for companies where the director is the sole employee;
  • Buy To Let - interest on borrowing being restricted to Basic Rate, reform of Wear & Tear Allowance;
  • Rent a Room relief increased to £7,000 from April 2016;
  • IHT – additional nil-rate band when a residence passed on death to direct descendants;
  • Annual Investment Allowances increased;
  • Pension changes to Lifetime Allowance and Annual Allowance amongst others;
  • Corporation tax rates – being reduced from 20% to 19% in 2017 and 18% in 2020;
  • Dividend Taxation – tax credit going from April 2016 with £5,000 Dividend Tax Allowance and tax at 7.5%, 32.5% and 38.1% on dividend income above the allowance.

The following link to HMRC’s website gives more information:

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