Mini Budget 23 September 2022

Kwasi Kwarteng revealed a package of tax cuts as part of the Government's growth plan. A plan he claimed would tackle inflation and high energy costs through growth in the economy.

The main points arising from Friday's statement are as follows:

  • Corporation tax
    The planned increase in corporation tax rate has been cancelled. Rather than rising to 25% from 1 April 2023, the rate will remain as 19%.
  • Income tax
    The planned reduction in the basic rate of income tax has been brought forward to 1 April 2023, meaning that the basic rate of income tax will be cut from 20% to 19%. From the same date there will be a single rate of higher rate income tax, being 40%, with the 45% tax band being abolished.
  • National Insurance
    National Insurance rates will be reduced from 6 November 2022 by removing the temporary 1.25% increase which originally applied to tax year 2022/23. The 1.25% Health and Social Care Levy will not come into force as originally planned from 6 April 2023.
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax
    The level at which Stamp Duty Land Tax is paid is increased from £125,000 to £250,000. The level at which Stamp Duty Land Tax is paid by First time buyers will increase from £300,000 to £425,000.
  • Capital allowances
    The temporary £1 million level of the Annual Investment Allowance will be made permanent, instead of it falling to £200k after 31 March 2023.
  • Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme
    Limit raised from £150k to £250k for companies raising amounts under SEIS. The gross assets limit will be raised to £300k (previously £200k) and the maximum age of the trade will be increased to 3 years from 2 years. The annual investor limit will also increase to £200k.
  • Investment zones
    Almost 40 investment zones could be created with planning relaxations and tax incentives to encourage businesses investment.

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Mini Budget 23 September 2022

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