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Capital Gains Tax

Individual basic-rate income tax band10%18%
Individual higher-rate and additional-rate income tax bands20%28%
Gains on residential property not eligible for principal private residence (PPR) relief and carried interest
 Individual basic-rate income tax band18%18%
 Individual higher-rate and additional-rate income tax bands28%28%
Entrepreneurs’ relief – effective rate10%10%
Entrepreneurs’ relief to a limit of£10m£10m
Annual exemption
 Individuals and personal representitives£12,000£11,700
 Settlement(s) (spread over total number)£6,000£5,850
Main rate for trustees and personal representatives20%20%
Rate for trustees and personal representatives (for gains on residential property not eligible for PRR)28%28%
(proceeds per item or set)£6,000£6,000


  • Transfers between spouses and civil partners living together are exempt.
  • Entrepreneurs’ relief of 100% is available in respect of gains made on the disposal of all or part of a business, or gains made on disposals of assets following the cessation of a business or gains by certain individuals who were involved in running the business.
  • Non-UK residents are now subject to capital gains tax on the sale of UK residential property and from April 2019 on any other UK property, eg land and buildings.

Other exemptions:

  • SEED enterprise investment scheme (subject to conditions): 100%/50%
  • Venture capital trust: 100%
  • Social investment tax relief: 30%
  • Principal private residence (subject to conditions): 100%

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