Autumn Budget 2021: Key Points
Earlier today, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak presented his second Budget of the year.
Below we list the immediate key points from the Budget.
New announcements with immediate effect
- 30-day reporting and payment deadline for CGT on UK residential property extended to 60 days for transactions that complete on/after 27 October 2021 (the deadline is similarly extended where non-residents dispose of other UK land and buildings)
- High Income Child Benefit Charge is to be brought within the discovery assessment regime; this will apply retrospectively
- Cross-border group relief for corporation tax to be abolished w.e.f. 27 October 2021
- Increases to various ‘cultural’ tax reliefs (e.g. for theatres and orchestras) from 27 October 2021
New announcements taking effect later
- 100% Annual Investment Allowance for qualifying plant and machinery – limit to remain at £1 million until 31 March 2023
- Residential Property Developer Tax to be introduced from 1 April 2022: 4% of profits above £25m that are derived from UK residential property development
- Car fuel benefit multiplier for 2022/23 is £25,300
- Van benefit charge for 2022/23 is £3,600 and the van fuel benefit charge is £688
- National Insurance Contribution (NIC) thresholds for 2022/23 increase by 3.1%, except the Upper Earnings Limit for Class 1 and Upper Profits Threshold for Class 4, which are both frozen
- R&D tax relief to be reformed from 2022/23, but no details yet confirmed
- ISA investment limit unchanged for 2022/23 at £20,000 (£9,000 for Junior ISA)
- Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) rates rise by 3.1% from April 2022
- Reform of basis period rules for unincorporated business and LLPs is to proceed (2023/24 will be the transitional year)
- Temporary reliefs for Business Rates for small businesses in 2022/23, with longer term reform of the system and reliefs for expenditure to be introduced in April 2023
- Reform of Air Passenger Duty from April 2023: decreases for domestic flights and increases for ‘ultra-long haul’
- Consultation for fundamental reform of alcohol duties, including incentives for pubs by reducing the duty on draught alcoholic drinks
Confirmation of matters previously announced
- National Insurance Contributions (NIC) and dividend tax rates to rise by 1.25% from April 2023 to help fund health and social care (NIC rates will return to current rates for 2023/24, when the separate Health and Social Care Levy is introduced)
- Structures and Buildings Allowance – changes to Allowance Statement requirements
- ‘Notification of uncertain tax treatments’ will be introduced for large businesses from 1 April 2022, requiring HMRC to be told if they take a tax position in their returns for VAT, corporation tax or income tax (including PAYE) that is uncertain
- New late submission and payment penalty regimes to be introduced for VAT (for APs beginning on or after 1 April 2022), MTD ITSA from April 2024 and other ITSA taxpayers from 6 April 2025
- Changes to the ‘Scheme Pays’ reporting deadline from 6 April 2022, where a taxpayer wishes their pension scheme to meet an Annual Allowance tax charge above £2,000
- Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD ITSA) to be introduced from 2024/25, with an extra year’s delay for general partnerships.
- Minimum pensions age to access private pensions increases from 55 to 57 from 6 April 2028
If you have any queries about how any of the above may impact you or your business please get in touch with a member of our Tax Team on 01903 234094.