Spring Budget 2020: Business
11th March 2020
Entrepreneurs' relief lives for another tax year after being under threat prior to the Spring Budget, but a key change will come in for 2020/21.
The rules allow business owners of two years or more to pay capital gains tax at 10%, instead of 20%.
The lifetime limit on for the 10% tax rate is reduced from £10m to £1m for disposals made on or after 11 March 2020.
Firms in the retail, leisure or hospitality sectors with a rateable value of £51,000 or less will pay no business rates whatsoever in 2020/21.
That amounts to nearly half of all business properties in England being exempt from business rates from April.
A wider review of the business rates system in England will be undertaken ahead of the Budget in the autumn.
The employment allowance can reduce employers' (secondary) class 1 national insurance bills.
Currently, a £3,000 allowance is available until the £3,000 has gone or the tax year ends, whichever is sooner.
This allowance will rise by 25% to £4,000 from April.
Research and development
The research and development expenditure credit (RDEC) will rise from 12% to 13% - a tax cut worth around £2,400 on a typical R&D claim, according to the Government.
Talk to us for more information on the Spring Budget.