A complex Supreme Court tax case in 2021 resulted in a win for the taxpayer – and two important lessons about HMRC.
There were no dramatic announcements in the Budget on personal tax, capital taxes or pensions. But Chancellors can create considerable change with low-key tactics, and the Budget tax freeze on various rates and allowances until 2026 will still affect many people.
6 April is the start of the new tax year and the date when changes to tax rates and allowances usually come into effect. The start of the 2020-21 tax year brings changes to the Employment Allowance, the National Minimum Wage and statutory payments.
An increase in the personal allowance, set out in the UK Budget, came into effect on 6 April 2018. Changes to the basic rate threshold mean taxpayers in England can also earn more before the higher rate of tax kicks in. The story is slightly different for Scotland and Wales. Here we give you the headline figures.