Rates and computation changes

An increase in the R&D expenditure credit from 11% to 12% was announced. The planned reduction in the corporation tax rate to 17% in April 2020 was not specifically mentioned.

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Cherry Reynard
Published: 22 Nov 2017 Updated: 13 Jun 2022

Tax reliefs encouraging investment in growing business and research and development activities have been increased, while relief for corporate chargeable gains has been capped.

Alongside the Budget, the Government has published a paper on corporation tax and the digital economy, to consider the issue of multinational groups and the amount of profit that should be taxed in the UK. An initial measure has been announced with the extension of withholding tax to royalties paid to low tax jurisdictions.

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This article was previously published on Smith & Williamson prior to the launch of Evelyn Partners.