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Autumn Statement Takeaway Points


The Autumn Statement was delivered by The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt on 17th November.


The key takeaway points were:

  • Main income tax allowances and thresholds, national insurance thresholds plus inheritance tax nil rate bands will stay at current levels until April 2028

  • The energy price guarantee will be adjusted from April 2023, meaning that a typical household will pay £3,000 a year

  • The 45% additional rate of income tax threshold will reduce from £150,000 to £125,140 from April 2023

  • State pension, pension credit, universal credit and the benefit cap, along with other credits will increase by 10.1% in line with inflation to September 2022

  • Dividend allowance will reduce from £2,000 to £1,000 from April 2023 and will then be halved again to £500 from April 2024

  • Capital gains tax annual exempt amount will be cut from £12,300 to £6,000 for 2023/24 and will be halved to £3,000 from April 2024

  • Windfall profits of oil and gas companies will be subject to tax increases

  • Business rates bills in England will be updated from April 2023 to reflect April 2021 property values and there will be a £13.6 billion package of targeted support for businesses over the next five years

The Autumn Statement can be reviewed here: AUTUMN STATEMENT 2022 (publishing.service.gov.uk)

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