THE NEW CHANCELLOR has today scrapped most of the mini-Budget announcements made by his short lived predecessor. What, if any, of the announcements made by Kwasi Kwarteng survived the latest round of U-turns?
In today’s brief Shipleys Tax blog, we look at the latest round of fiscal policy announcements, which may or may not stick around.
What’s left from the mini-Budget 2022
The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, announced today that the cutting of the basic rate of income tax (from 20% to 19%) would be postponed indefinitely – at least until “economic conditions allow a reduction”.
This had been rumoured toward the end of last week, but that wasn’t the end of the U-turns. The planned cutting of dividend tax (which was increased in line with National Insurance) has also been scrapped, as has the reversal of the controversial off-payroll working/IR35 rules. The cap on energy bills that was set to last for two years will now, however, be reassessed in April.
What has remained?
The only major measures that remain from the mini-Budget are the changes to National Insurance (1.25% cut retained), increase in the stamp duty land tax allowance, and the permanent increase of the annual investment allowance to £1 million.
More to follow.