The Chancellor Philip Hammond presented his second Autumn Budget on Monday 29 October 2018. In his speech he stated that ‘austerity is coming to an end – but discipline will remain’. He also promised a ‘double deal dividend’ if the Brexit negotiations are successful but stated that there may be a full-scale Spring Budget in 2019 if not.
Main Budget tax proposals
- increases to the personal allowance and basic rate band
- extending off-payroll working to medium/large organisations in the private sector
- a temporary increase to the Annual Investment Allowance
- freezing the VAT registration threshold for a further two years
- changes to Entrepreneurs’ Relief and private residence relief
- measures to tackle the plastic problem.
Previously announced measures include:
- increases in car benefits
- plans for Making Tax Digital for Business
- extending the charge to gains on non-UK residents of non-residential UK property.
Our full report on the Autumn Budget can be found here.