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Chancellor Philip Hammond Has Delivered The Autumn 2018 Budget.

Key Budget Points ...

The state of the economy

  • Era of austerity is "finally coming to an end", the chancellor says
  • 2018 growth forecast upgraded to 1.6% from 1.3% last year and 1.5% in March
  • Economy predicted to grow 1.4%, 1.4%, 1.5% and 1.6% in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 respectively.
  • 3.3 million more people in work since 2010
  • Wages growth at its highest in nearly a decade
  • Extra £500m for preparations for leaving the EU
  • Spring Statement next March could be upgraded to full Budget if needed
  • A commemorative 50p coin to mark the UK's departure from the EU
Stamp duty and housing
  • All shared equity purchases of up to £500,000 to be exempt from stamp duty
  • £500m for the Housing Infrastructure Fund, designed to enable a further 650,000 homes to be built
  • Lettings relief limited to properties where the owner is in shared occupancy with the tenant
  • New partnerships with housing associations in England to deliver 13,000 homes
  • Guarantees of up to £1bn for smaller house-builders
Environment and energy
  • A new tax on non-recycled plastic packaging
  • No tax on takeaway coffee cups but this will be reconsidered if the industry doesn't make enough progress
  • £60m for planting trees in England
  • £10m to deal with abandoned waste sites
Defence and security
  • An extra £160m for counter-terrorism police
  • An extra £1bn for armed forces, for cyber-capabilities and the UK's new nuclear submarine programme
  • £10m for mental health care for veterans, to mark the centenary of World War One Armistice
  • £1.7m in Holocaust education programmes to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp, in northern Germany

The state of the public finances

  • Public borrowing in 2018 to be £11.6bn lower than forecast in March, representing 1.2% of gross domestic product, (GDP) the total value of goods produced and services provided
  • Borrowing forecast to £31.8bn, £26.7bn. £23.8bn, £20.8bn and £19.8bn in next five years
  • Debt as share of GDP peaked at 85.2% in 2016-17, falling to 83.7% this year and to 74.1% by 2023-24
  • 1.2% annual average growth in departmental spending promised
Personal taxation and wages
  • Personal allowance, the rate at which people start paying income tax, to rise from £11,800 to £12,500 in April - a year earlier than planned
  • The higher rate income tax threshold to rise from £46,350 to £50,000 in April
  • Fuel duty to be frozen for ninth year in a row
Welfare and pensions
  • Work allowances for universal credit to be increased by £1.7bn
  • 2.4 million working families with children to benefit by £630 a year
  • An extra £1bn to help welfare claimants transfer to new consolidated benefit
Business and digital
  • New digital services tax on UK revenues of big technology companies, from April 2020
  • Profitable companies with global sales of more than £500m will be eligible
  • Private finance initiative (PFI) contracts to be abolished in future
  • New centre of excellence to manage existing deals "in the taxpayer's interest"
  • Annual investment allowance to be increased from £200,000 to £1m for two years
  • Contribution of small companies to apprenticeship levy to be reduced from 10% to 5%
  • Business rates bill for companies with a rateable value of £51,000 or less to be cut by third over two years
  • Measure to benefit 90% of independent companies, cutting bill by £8,000
  • £900m in business rates relief for small businesses and £650m to rejuvenate High Streets
  • New mandatory business rates relief for all lavatories made available for public use, whether publicly or privately owned
  • Extending changes to the way self-employment status is taxed, from the public sector to medium and large private companies, from 2020

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