Darling to unveil CGT concession

The chancellor Alistair Darling is likely to offer a lower rate of
gains tax
(CGT) today for the first £750,000 of gains.

Various reports suggested the chancellor would announce the move today.

The Federation of Small Businesses has campaigned for a special rate of 9% on
the first £750,000 worth of gains over a lifetime, and Darling’s special rate is
expected to be close to this.

A decision to tax the first £750,000 of gains made by entrepreneurs or
investors at a low rate of 9% or 10% might alienate big business, some have
suggested, although it will certainly mollify many of the small business critics
of the new regime, who have been the most vocal.

Further reading:

Government stays firm on CGT plans

Treasury in crunch CGT meeting

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