Second Budget Booklet 2015

Chancellor George Osbourne delivered the first full “Tory” Budget in nearly 20 years. Heralding the Second Budget as a “big Budget for a country with big ambitions” he announced a series of measures affecting business, tax and welfare.

The key announcements were as follows:-

  • A new Inheritance Tax nil-rate band for family homes, phased in from 2017.
  • Mortgage interest relief for buy-to-let homebuyers to be restricted to basic rate of income tax.
  • Corporation tax to be cut to 19% in 2017 and 18% in 2020.
  • From April 2016 dividend tax credit to be replaced with a new tax-free allowance of £5,000 on dividend income. New rates of tax on dividend income of 7.5%, 32.5% and 38.1%.
  • Annual Investment Allowance set at £200,000 from January 2016.
  • From 6th April 2016, the benefits of pensions tax relief, for those earning more than £150,000, will be restricted, tapering away to £10,000, down from £40,000.
  • Employment Allowance increased to £3,000 from April 2016.

In order to review the Second Budget 2015 in more detail please download the Garratts Budget Booklet.

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