The Chancellor announced changes to the maximum amount of an eligible individual's savings income that can qualify for the starting rate of tax for savings. The band will be increased to £5,000 from £2,880, and this starting rate will be reduced from 10% to nil. The 10% rate is not available if taxable non-savings income (broadly earnings, pensions, trading profits and property income) exceeds the starting rate limit.
This will increase the number of savers who are not required to pay tax on savings income, such as bank or building society interest.
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