2022 Mini-Budget

How it impacts small businesses

The Chancellor, Kwasi Kwarteng, unveiled major changes to tax and National Insurance in Friday’s mini-Budget

Here are the highlights for small businesses:

• National Insurance rate increase will be reversed in November

• Corporation Tax will remain at 19%

• IR35 to be simplified with repeal of 2017 and 2021 reforms

• Additional rate of Income Tax to be abolished from April 2023, except in Scotland

• Basic rate of Income Tax to be cut from 20% to 19% from April 2023 in England and Northern Ireland

• Increase in tax rate on dividends to be reversed

• Annual Investment Allowance will remain at £1m permanently

• Plus the latest information on the Energy Bill Relief Scheme