Budget 2014

The Chancellor delivered his Budget Speech on Wednesday 19 March.

The Chancellor delivered his Budget Speech on Wednesday 19 March and set the scene for the announcements stating that:

'If you're a maker, a doer or a saver: this Budget is for you.'

Main Budget tax proposals:

  • The starting rate band for savings will be increased from April 2015 and the current 10% tax rate reduced to nil.
  • Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs) are to be simplified by merging the cash and stocks ISAs together with a significant increase in the investment limit from 1 July 2014.
  • Radical changes are to be made to the pensions regime including removing the restrictions on access to pension pots so there will no longer be a requirement to buy an annuity.
  • The Annual Investment Allowance is to be doubled to £500,000 until 31 December 2015.
  • An increase will be made in the R&D tax credit available to loss making SMEs to 14.5%.

We have included articles on these main proposals. However please do get in touch if you would like further information on Budget announcements.

Internet link: Gov.uk website

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