Personal Allowance Increased for 2017/18

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne,  today announced in his March 2016 Budget an increase in the personal allowance for 2017/18 which for 2016/17 stands at £11,000.

The personal allowance for 2017/18 has been set at £11,500 which is an increase of 4.5% over the previous year. This increase is to keep in line with the plan that the Conservative Party announced in the election manifesto to increase the personal allowance by the end of their term to £12,500.

This single level personal allowance now applies to people of all ages, including those over 75, as the age allowance for pensioners has been removed so that everyone is entitled to the same personal allowance.


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