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Spring Statement 2024 – Key Takeaways

The Chancellor delivered his Spring statement for 2024 yesterday on Wednesday March 6th. Here are our key takeaways. 

Our Key Takeaways from the Spring Statement:

National Insurance

  • A further cut of 2% to the main rate of National Insurance (NI) from 10% to 8%.
  • This is following the previous 2% cut announced in the Autumn statement.
  • The lower NI rate will give employees a maximum saving of £754 pa.

Child Benefit

  • The threshold at which child benefit is withdrawn will increase from £50,000 to £60,000.
  • Child benefit will not be completely withdrawn until individuals make £80,000 or more.
  • Individual pension contributions can reduce income for the purposes of this test.

Individual Saving accounts

  • A new ‘UK ISA’ is to be introduced to support UK investment.
  • This will give savers an additional annual subscription allowance of £5,000 on top the existing £20,000 limit.


  • The higher rate of property capital gains tax on residential property gains will be cut from 28% to 24%.

Furnished Holiday Lets

  • Furnished holiday lets will be taxed in the same way as buy to let properties from 6 April 2025.
  • This will mean that income from furnished holiday lets will cease to be relevant UK earnings for pension purposes.

Spring Budget 2024

March 2024


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