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Pre-Budget Report 2009 - Tories set date for next year’s (second) Budget

Even before the Chancellor’s Pre-Budget Report 2009 on 9 December the Conservative Party has indicated that they will have an 'emergency' Budget within fifty days of winning the general election next year.

Highlights of their proposals are:

  • a reduction in corporation tax to 25% (20% small companies)
  • increasing the stamp duty land tax threshold to £250,000
  • raising the transferable IHT nil rate band to £1million
  • a simple annual levy on all non-domiciles who want to avoid paying tax on their offshore income, in return for a promise not to change their tax regime for a Parliament.

It remains to be seen whether the Pre-Budget Report picks up on any of these ideas.

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Date: 24th November, 2009
Author: Liz Cuthbertson

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