Budget Summary Key Issues Autumn 2018

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Please find summary document of the key issues arising from yesterday’s budget for your information.

Kindly prepared by our own accountants, CHD Chartered Accountants & Tax Advisors.

See 2018 Autumn Budget Wealthflow LLP ›

Should you have any questions arising from the points mentioned, please do not hesitate to contact Duncan Glassey direct on 0131 247 6745.

For those of you in a rush… The Key Changes:


The pension annual allowance and money purchase annual allowance will remain the same and the Lifetime Allowance will increase in line with CPI.

The Department for Work and Pensions will consult in 2019 on the function of the pensions charge cap to ensure that it does not unduly restrict the use of performance fees within default pension schemes, while maintaining member protections.

The Government reconfirmed its commitment to consult on the Pensions Dashboard, and they also published a white paper on boosting pensions for the self-employed.

Estate Planning

Inheritance tax receipts are forecast to rise from £5.2bn in 2017/18 to £6.9bn in 2023/24, an increase of 32.7%. The Government will legislate to amend the residence nil-rate band (RNRB). These amendments clarify the downsizing rules, and provide certainty over when a person is treated as ‘inheriting’ property.

Personal tax, savings and investments

From April 2019, the personal allowance will increase to £12,500 and the higher rate threshold to £50,000. Scotland may have different rates and thresholds.

The ISA annual subscription limit for 2019-20 will remain unchanged at £20,000. The annual subscription limit for Junior ISAs and Child Trust Funds for 2019-20 will be uprated in line with CPI to £4,368.

Duncan R Glassey
Senior Partner – Wealthflow LLP


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