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22 November 2017

EIS limits doubled for investments in knowledge-intensive companies

on Wednesday, 22 November 2017.

From April 2018, the limit for EIS investments made by an individual into knowledge-intensive companies will be doubled from the normal £1m to £2m. Alongside this, the limit of raising funds via EIS for these companies will also be doubled from £5m to £10, with similar changes to VCT limits.

22 November 2017

VAT Registration threshold frozen at £85,000 for next 2 years

on Wednesday, 22 November 2017.

The Chancellor referred to calls to reduce the threshold in line with other European countries, in a bid to ‘sell’ the announcement that the VAT registration will be frozen at the current level of £85,000 for the next two years, rather than increasing in line with inflation as it has done previously.

22 November 2017

Business rates rises to be linked to CPI from April 2018

on Wednesday, 22 November 2017.

The Chancellor confirmed that future rates revaluations will be linked to the Consumer Prices Index (CPI) rather than the Retail Prices Index (RPI) from April 2018, which should reduce the impact of rates rises on businesses. Also, future revaluations will be made every 3 years rather than every 5 years from 2022 onwards, with relief also announced for those affected by the so called ‘staircase tax’.

22 November 2017

Landlords able to claim for their business mileage from April 2017

on Wednesday, 22 November 2017.

The government have confirmed that they will extend the option to claim for business mileage at approved rates (i.e., 45p per mile) to individuals operating property businesses from April 2017, as an alternative to claiming for car costs.

22 November 2017

3% company car tax surcharge for diesel cars to increase to 4%

on Wednesday, 22 November 2017.

In a bid to support the National Air Quality Plan, the government announced an increase to the surcharge applied to diesel company cars, from 3% to 4% from April 2018, alongside a Vehicle Excise Duty supplement for diesel cars from the same date.
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