UK Budget 2016

Publication March 2016

The Chancellor delivered his UK Budget on 16 March 2016. Many of the measures are geared to the taxation of individuals, including those with a sweet tooth (with a new sugar levy being introduced). We concentrate on those changes which will directly affect our corporate and business clients:

  • The business tax road map – the Government has published its long term tax plans for businesses, which include adopting many of the BEPS changes, such as a cap on interest relief;
  • Taxation of entrepreneurs and managers – while combating so-called tax avoidance, reducing the rate of capital gains and extending the favourable regime for entrepreneurs;
  • Oil and gas – a welcome reaction to the collapse in oil prices;
  • Real estate - an increase in the rate of stamp duty land tax for commercial property and bringing offshore property developers into the UK tax charge;

Overall, businesses will have a mixed reaction, depending on their sector. We await the detail; the Finance Bill is due to be published on 24 March.

 Roadmap  Entrepreneurs and management equity

 Real estate  Real estate  Deduction of tax at source from royalties

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