During the much anticipated Autumn Budget, we saw unprecedented spending by the Government and an ‘end to austerity’.
Good news for individuals as personal allowances for income tax were increased from £11,850 to £12,500 before any income tax will become due. Chancellor Philip Hammond also announced that the threshold at which you pay a higher rate of income tax will rise from £46,350 to £50,000.
The announcement in yesterday’s Budget means most taxpayers will be able to earn £12,500 before they pay a penny of income tax from the start of the next tax year.
What does this change actually mean for taxpayers?
Generally speaking, it means money in your pocket – but how much?
• The change to the personal allowance will mean an extra £130 in your pocket if you’re a basic-rate taxpayer, earning between £12,500 and £50,000.
• As well as raising the personal allowance, the higher rate – the point at which most people start paying 40% tax – will be raised from £46,350 to £50,000. This will give somebody earning £50,000 a year an extra £860 a year: an additional £760 from their income between £46,350 and £50,000, as well as the £130 from their personal allowance.
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