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George Osborne Budget 2011

Budget2011: Full coverage

In-depth coverage of George Osborne's Budget. All the latest news, views and opinions

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Personal tax allowance up £630

Personal tax allowance is being increased by £630 to £8,105

23 Mar 2011

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Budget2011: Air passenger duty rise to be delayed

Government will be consulting on air passenger duty

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Fuel duty cut by 1p/litre

Fair fuel stabiliser is being introduced

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Fair fuel stabiliser

The Chancellor has announced a fair fuel stabiliser which will see the levy on oil production increase from 20% to 32%.

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Clampdown on tax avoidance

Clampdown on tax avoidance and evasion expected to raise £1bn annually during parliamentary term; new strategy paper to review abuses of stamp duty, capital gains; disguised remuneration'; and 'low value consignment relief'

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Mileage allowance to climb to 45p

Mileage allowance climbs for first time in 10 years

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Duty on alcohol and cigarettes

Alcohol duty to remain unchanged, as previously announced, tobacco to increase 2% above inflation

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Personal allowance up £630 from 2012

Another personal allowance increase announced

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Gift aid boost

Gift aid threshold for small donations raised to £5,000

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Inheritance tax breaks for charity donations announced

People who leave money to charity will have this taken off their inheritance tax bills

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: £2bn extra for green bank

Green investment bank to receive an extra £2bn

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Northern Ireland wins consultation on corporation tax

A separate rate of corporation tax in Northern Ireland is to be consulted on

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: 21 new enterprise zones to be announced

The chancellor has announced there will be 21 new enterprise zones across England

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Carbon price

Carbon has been given a price floor in the latest budget

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: R&D tax credit relief for small Cos up to 225%

New R&D relief rate announced

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Chancellor cans 43 reliefs

The Chancellor has promised to get rid of 43 reliefs recommended by the Office of Tax Simplification

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: 50% tax rate 'temporary'

George Osborne says the 50% tax rate for high earners is temporary and up for examination.

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: Business rate relief extended

Chancellor announces rate relief holiday will be extended to October 2012 at a cost £370m to the treasury

23 Mar 2011

Budget2011: New charge for non-doms

Non-doms WHO have lived in the UK for 12 years will be charged a fee of £50,000 to avoid paying tax on overseas income

23 Mar 2011

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Taking Stock: When tax is stranger than fiction

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