Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Queen's Speech ticklist

Personal allowance to rise to £12,500

Higher rate threshold moving to £50,000

Ban on increases in main income tax, National Insurance and VAT rates

Scotland set own income tax rates and bands, plus VAT and housing benefit powers

Double free childcare to 30 hrs

Confirm tax break on paid-for childcare

Right to Buy for 1.3m housing association tenants

Reduce benefits cap to £23,000

No housing benefit if under 21

Will the government:

*Mention inheritance tax (the promise to let couples pass on a £1m home)  Benefit cuts
*Give further signals about how benefit cuts will be achieved
*Re-confirm triple lock on state pension increases

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