Personal allowance up to £10,000 from 2014/15

It has been confirmed in the Budget that the basic personal allowance will be increased from the current £8,105 to £9,440 for 2013/14. This increase is part of the plan of the Coalition Government to ultimately raise the allowance to £10,000 which will be achieved from 2014/15.

The reduction in the personal allowance for those with ‘adjusted net income’ over £100,000 will continue. The reduction is £1 for every £2 of income above £100,000. For 2013/14 the allowance ceases when adjusted net income exceeds £118,880. From 2013/14 the higher age related personal allowances will not be increased and their availability will be restricted to people who were born before 6 April 1948. 2013/14 income tax bands The basic rate of tax is currently 20%. The band of income taxable at this rate is £32,010 for 2013/14 so that the threshold at which the 40% band applies is £41,450 for those who are entitled to the full basic personal allowance. For 2013/14 the additional rate of tax is reduced to 45%, rather than the 2012/13 rate of 50%. This rate will be payable on taxable income above £150,000.