5. Basic Rate Limit and Personal Allowance for Tax Year 2019-20

– in the House of Commons at 4:48 pm on 1st November 2018.

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  • Division number 253
    A majority of MPs voted to increase the income thresholds for both starting to pay income tax, and for being charged income tax at the higher rate.

Question put,

That—

(1) For the tax year 2019-20, the amount specified in section 10(5) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (basic rate limit) is “£37,500”.

(2) For the tax year 2019-20, the amount specified in section 35(1) of the Income Tax Act 2007 (personal allowance) is “£12,500”.

(3) Accordingly, for the tax year 2019-20—

(a) section 21 of the Income Tax Act 2007 (indexation of basic rate limit and starting rate limit for savings) does not apply in relation to the basic rate limit, and

(b) section 57 of the Income Tax Act 2007 (indexation of allowances) does not apply in relation to the amount specified in section 35(1) of that Act.

And it is declared that it is expedient in the public interest that this Resolution should have statutory effect under the provisions of the Provisional Collection of Taxes Act 1968.

The House divided:

Ayes 314, Noes 31.

Division number 253 Budget Resolution 5 — Basic Rate Limit and Personal Allowance for Tax Year 2019-20

A majority of MPs voted to increase the income thresholds for both starting to pay income tax, and for being charged income tax at the higher rate.

Aye: 313 MPs

No: 31 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 302 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly agreed to.