Budget 2021 - Update for Limited Company Directors

Published on 27 October 2021 at 16:30

On Wednesday 27th October 2021 Chancellor Rishi Sunak set out the governments tax and spending plans for the upcoming 2022/2023 financial year.


Here are the latest updates to be aware of for limited company directors;


  • Dividend Tax and National Insurance to increase by 1.25% from April 2022 to fund a new "health and social care levy." Dividend Tax will therefore increase from 7.5% to 8.75% at the basic rate (earnings above £14,570), from 32.5% to 33.75% at the higher rate (earnings above £52,270) and from 38.1% to 39.35% at the top rate (earnings above £150,000). The £2,000 tax free dividend allowance remains in place.


  • Employers National Insurance will also increase from April 2022 by 1.25% from 13.8% to 15.05% at the basic rate. This is the tax paid by companies on employees earnings above £8,840 per year.


  • As set out in the March 2021 budget Corporation Tax will increase from its current rate of 19% of profits to 25% of profits, this will take place in April 2023. Corporation Tax on profits below £50,000 will remain at 19%.



  • The reduced 12.5% rate of VAT for hospitality businesses will revert to 20% in April 2022.


  • The minimum wage will increase to £9.50 per hour from April 2022 for employees aged 23 and over, it will rise to £9.18 per hour for 21-22 year olds, £6.83 per hour for 18-20 year olds and £4.81 for under 18s. The apprentice rate will also increase from April to £4.81 per hour.


  • It was widely anticipated that the government would announce a reform of business rates, but this has been delayed.


For further advice and information on how the budget could affect your limited company contact us at hello@matrixaccountancyservices.com or call 01788 486065 for a free consultation.


- This article was written by Will Farmer MAAT,

AAT Licensed Accountant and Director of Matrix Accountancy Services Limited

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