Personal Allowance – the personal tax-free allowance for UK residents will increase to £12,500 from 6th April 2019.

Higher Rate Threshold – the higher rate tax threshold for UK residents will increase to £37,500 (£50,000 including personal allowance).

Income Tax rates and thresholds on non-savings, non-dividend income for Scottish taxpayers are set by the Scottish Parliament.


The VAT threshold will be maintained at £85,000 until 2022.

Capital Gains Tax

From 6th April 2019 the CGT annual exemption for individuals will be £12,000 and for trustees of a settlement will be £6,000.

Property Tax

The main residence relief will be restricted, the final qualifying period of ownership will be reduced to 9 months.

Entrepreneurs Relief

Entrepreneur’s Relief will continue; however, the qualifying ownership period has been extended from 12 months to 2 years.

Annual Investment Allowance

Businesses will now enjoy a higher AIA of £1,000,000 for the 2 years beginning January 2019. This is to encourage capital investment.


Extension of SDLT exemption for joint first-time buyers acquiring a property of up £500,000. This measure is retrospective so first-time buyers in this position may be able to claim a refund.

Research & Development

Refunds arising from R&D claims may be restricted to the 3x the PAYE liability paid by the company. This would restrict the benefit of R&D claims by companies that do not have employees.


The IR35 ‘off payroll’ rules will be extended to the private sector from April 2020. They will apply to ‘large or medium-sized’ businesses.

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