UK Budget 2024: The non-dom tax status has been abolished

On 6 March 2024, the chancellor Jeremy Hunt has unveiled the UK Budget for 2024.


Budget 2024 – what changes in taxation are proposed and expected

Non-Dom Changes – FAQs


Here are the key points.

  1. On taxes

• National insurance contributions for employees are being cut from 10% to 8% from April - impacting about 27 million workers - with savings of up to £450 a year.

• National Insurance, a payroll tax, cut by 2p in the pound for employees and the self-employed.

• Self-employed NI rates will drop by two percentage points as well.

• Higher rate of property capital gains tax will be reduced from 28% to 24%.

• The non-dom tax status has been abolished. It means foreign nationals who live in the UK, but are officially domiciled overseas, will no longer be able to avoid paying UK tax on their overseas income or capital gains. A "simpler" residency-based system will arrive in 2025.

• Stamp duty relief for people who purchase more than one dwelling in a single transaction, known as Multiple Dwellings Relief, is scrapped.

• The furnished holiday lettings regime has been abolished because it created "a distortion meaning that there are not enough properties available for long term rental by local people".

• Air passenger duty will be raised for non-economy class plane passengers.

 The energy profits levy - the windfall tax on UK-produced oil and gas - is extended to 2029.

  1. On benefits

• The High Income Child Benefit Charge, which hits payments if one parent earns above £50,000 a year, is to move to a household-based system. The threshold will rise to £60,000 from April in the meantime. The top of the taper where it is withdrawn is raised to £80,000.

• The household support fund is extended for further six months.

• The £90 charge to get a debt relief order is abolished.

• Repayment periods for people on low incomes who take out new budgeting advance loans will increase from 12 to 24 months.

• A new British ISA will allow a £5,000 annual investment into in UK businesses. It includes all the tax advantages of other ISAs and will be on top of the existing allowances.

• To help people save, a new British Savings Bond, delivered through NSNI, will offer a guaranteed rate - fixed for three years.

  1. On tobacco/vaping

• Duty will be introduced on vaping liquids for the first time in October 2026. A one-off increase in tobacco duty will be made at the same time.

  1. On alcohol duties

• Alcohol duty freeze has been extended until February 2025. Mr Hunt said the government wants to back British pubs.

  1. On fuel duties

• No change to fuel duty, with 5p cut announced in March 2022 still in place.

  1. On business support

• Full expensing for businesses will apply to leased assets in future "when affordable". Draft bill to be published shortly.

• VAT registration threshold for businesses upped from £85,000 to £90,000.

• Eligible film studios in England will secure 40% relief on their gross business rates until 2034. Tax reliefs made permanent at 45% for touring and orchestral productions and 40% for non-touring productions.

  1. On the economy
  • Office for Budget Responsibility predicts UK economy to grow by 0.8% this year and 1.9% next year.
  • Growth of 2% predicted for 2026, with 1.8% in 2027 and 1.7% in 2028.
  • UK's inflation rate forecast to fall below 2% target "in just a few months' time".
  • Underlying debt, excluding Bank of England debt, forecast to be 91.7% of GDP this year, rising to 92.8% next year.
  • Overall day-to-day government spending to grow by 1% in real terms over next five years.
  • NHS budget to go up £2.5bn next year; the service will also get £3.4bn up to 2030 to improve productivity.
  1. On NHS/health

• NHS to get additional £2.5bn this year to tackle issues including patients waiting lists.

• Planned growth in day-to-day public sector spending to be maintained at 1% in real terms, but Mr Hunt says "we are going to spend it better". Includes funding NHS productivity plan "in full" to boost digital transformation.

     9. On housing

  • Higher rate of tax paid on profits from selling property cut from 28% to 24%.
  • Tax breaks for owners of holiday let properties scrapped.
  1. Other measures
  • £1m for a memorial to honour Muslims who fought for Britain during World War One and Two.
  • A new tax credit for independent UK films with a budget of less than £15m.

Posted on Mar 06, 2024.

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