Chancellor u-turns on top rate of tax

Published: 3rd October 2022

The Chancellor has confirmed that the tax cut will not go ahead, due to the distractions this policy has caused. From 6 April 2023 those earning over £150,000 will continue to pay the top rate of 45% income tax. However, due to other planned tax cuts, those with income over £150,000 will pay just 38.1% income tax on dividends from 6 April 2023 (currently 39.35%), meaning there will still be an incentive (albeit a smaller one) to delay dividends until on or after 6 April 2023.

The Chancellor is set to announce his medium-term fiscal plan on 23 November.

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