The dust has settled on the autumn statement, and it is now clear on the good, the bad and the ugly effecting SME’s, employers and self-employed.
National Insurance employment allowance increased to £3,000 from April 2016
Extension of the doubling of small business relief rates to April 2017 (good news – make sure you have this if you operate from an office)
3% additional stamp duty land tax will be charged on second homes or investment properties purchased from April 2016, which in added to the reduced relief for interest previously announced from April 2017 is a double hit for active investors
3% differential on Benefit in Kind for diesel cars retained from April 2016 for 5 more years
Capital gains tax due to be paid within 30 days of completion of any disposal of residential property from April 2019. This ties in with the introduction of digital tax accounts for most taxpayers.
If you have any queries or concerns arising from the autumn statement, contact our team at Morrell Middleton on 01904 691141.
Changes to the rights of people whose spouses or civil partners die without making a will have come into force.
For married couples with no children, the surviving partner will now inherit their spouse’s entire estate, rather than £450,000 then half of the rest.