Budget booklet 2012

On the 21 March the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced his Budget for the coming year. The Budget aimed to target three main areas; a stable economy; a fairer, more efficient and simpler tax system; and reforms to support growth.

The key announcements were as follows:

  • An increase of £1,100 in the personal allowance to £9,205 from 6th April 2013.
  • A reduction from 6th April 2013 of the 50% top income tax rate.
  • The proposed introduction of a general anti avoidance rule aimed at preventing highly aggressive tax avoidance.
  • A rise in stamp duty land tax to 7% on property purchases over £2 million.
  • The mainstream rate of corporation tax is to be reduced to 24% from 1st April 2012 and by 1% annually thereafter to 22%.
  • The small profits rate of corporation tax will remain at 20%.
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