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Income Tax

Savings starting rate – 0%*£0 – £5,000£0 – £5,000
Basic rate 20%£0 – £32,000£0 – £31,785
Higher rate 40%£32,001 – £150,000£31,786 – £150,000
Additional rate 45%Over £150,000Over £150,000


* Savings income is taxed at 0% up to £5,000 (2015-16: 0% up to £5,000). If an individuals taxable non-savings income exceeds £5,000 then the savings rate will not be available.


Dividend allowance£5,000
Dividend ordinary rate7.5%10%
Dividend upper rate32.5%32.5%
Dividend additional rate38.1%37.5%
Personal savings allowance
– basic rate taxpayers£1,000
– higher rate taxpayers£500
Personal allowance £11,000 £10,600
Registered blind person’s allowance£2,290£2,290
Income limit for personal allowance*£100,000£100,000


* The personal allowance is gradually withdrawn by £1 for every £2 of income over £100,000.


Married couple allowance – tax relief given at 10% 
– Born before 6 April 1935£8,355£8,165
– Minimum amount*£3,220£3,140
– Income limit£27,700£27,700
– Marriage allowance*£1,100£1,060


* A tax payer can transfer up to £1,100 of their unused personal allowance to a spouse or civil partner who is not a higher rate tax payer.


High Income Child Benefit Charge* on income over£50,000£50,000


* The tax charge is levied at the rate of 1% of the full child benefit award for each £100 that income exceeds £50,000, up to a maximum of 100% of the child benefit claimed.
Taxpayers can choose whether to continue receiving child benefit and pay the tax charge or may opt out of receiving the child benefit.

There is a cap on certain Income Tax reliefs of the greater of £50,000 or 25% of income.


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