Today, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt unveiled his long-awaited Autumn Statement, below we have summarised the main highlights relevant to businesses as part of a £55bn package of tax rises and spending cuts on a ‘balanced path to stability’.
You can download our indepth guide on the Autumn Statement 2022 here.
- The threshold for which the 45p rate becomes payable has been reduced from £150,000 to £125,140
- The freeze on the income tax personal allowance, higher rate threshold, main national insurance thresholds, and inheritance tax thresholds has been maintained for a further 2 years, ending in April 2028.
- The allowance for dividends will be cut from £2,000 to £1,000 as of next year, and then to £500 from April 2024.
- The current capital gains tax exemption amount of £12,300 per year will be reduced to £6,000 next year, and then to £3,000 from April 2024.
- Electric vehicles will no longer be exempt from vehicle excise duty as of April 2025.
- Cuts to stamp duty announced in the mini-budget remain in place until 31st March 2025.
- The new, higher level of £5,000 for the employment allowance will stay in place until March 2026.
- R&D tax relief for SMEs will see the credit rate dropped to 10%, the deduction rate reduced to 86%, and the rate for the separate R&D expenditure credit raised from 13% to 20%.
- Major oil and gas companies will have their windfall tax hiked to 35% from 25%, and electricity generators will be subject to a 45% energy profits levy.
- For over two thirds of properties, business rates will not increase at all next year. The chancellor claims that hundreds of thousands of pubs, restaurants, and smaller high-street shops will profit by £14 billion over five years.
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