Autumn Statement 2022

On Thursday 17 November, the Chancellor presented the Autumn Statement. Some highlights are as follows:

Business Tax

  • Corporation tax
    As previously announced corporation tax will increase from April 2023 to 25% from the current 19%.
  • R&D tax reliefs
    Changes will be made to the rates of relief available for expenditure on or after 1 April 2023.
  • SME Scheme
    The additional deduction will decrease from 130% to 86%, and the SME credit rate for loss making companies will decrease from 14.5% to 10%. For loss making companies this means that the benefit is reduced from 33p for every qualifying £ of R&D spend to 18.6p.
  • RDEC
    The Research and Development Expenditure Credit (RDEC) rate will increase from 13% to 20%.
    As previously announced qualifying expenditure on consumables costs will be amended to include data and cloud costs, refocusing support towards innovation in the UK, and targeting abuse and improving compliance.
  • National Living wage
    This will increase for individuals aged 23 and over to £10.42 an hour from 1 April 2023.
  • NIC Secondary Threshold
    The threshold for Class 1 Secondary NICs will be fixed at £9,100 from April 2023 until April 2028.

Personal Tax

  • Income tax and NIC thresholds
    • Personal allowance and higher rate tax (40%) threshold will remain at £12,570 and £50,270, respectively until April 2028.
    • Additional rate of income tax (45%) threshold will be reduced from £150,000 to £125,140 from 6 April 2023.
    • National insurance thresholds will remain frozen until April 2028.
  • Dividend Allowance
    The dividend allowance will be reduced from £2,000 to £1,000 from April 2023, and to £500 from April 2024.
  • Inheritance Tax
    Nil rate band will remain as £325,000 until April 2028.
    The residence nil-rate will remain as £175,000. The residence nil-rate band taper will continue to start at £2 million.
  • Capital gains tax
    Annual exemption will reduce from £12,300 to £6,000 from April 2023, and from £6,000 to £3,000 from April 2024.
  • State pension
    From April the State Pension will increase in line with inflation.
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax
    On 23 September 2022, the government increased the nil-rate threshold of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) from £125,000 to £250,000 for all purchasers of residential property in England and Northern Ireland and increased the nil-rate threshold paid by first-time buyers from £300,000 to £425,000.
    The maximum purchase price for which First Time Buyers’ Relief can be claimed was increased from £500,000 to £625,000. This will remain in place until 31 March 2025.
  • VAT
    The VAT registration threshold will remain at £85,000 until April 2026.

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Autumn Statement 2022

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