What will the UK 2017 election mean for personal taxation?

Your personal tax may be affected by the general election. Find out what the parties are proposing.

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Cherry Reynard
Published: 30 May 2017 Updated: 13 Jun 2022

A summary of the parties' main proposals outlined in 2017 election manifestos relating to personal taxation. This includes an overview of key party promises on inheritance tax, income tax, national insurance contributions and self-employment rights.

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Our summary is based on information available and analysed up to 30 May 2017. Please note we have imported terms and words from the manifestos and the economics of the proposals have not been assessed.

By necessity, this briefing can only provide a short overview and it is essential to seek professional advice before applying the contents of this article. This briefing does not constitute advice nor a recommendation relating to the acquisition or disposal of investments. No responsibility can be taken for any loss arising from action taken or refrained from on the basis of this publication. Details correct at time of writing.


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