North of Scotland

Callum Wilson: A Budget for Grafters?

November 2, 2018

Entrepreneurs’ relief, the 10% capital gains tax rate on sale of trading business interests, is an emotive subject. It is either the ‘worst relief’ and costs the Government £2bn a year (The Resolution Foundation) or it’s one of the reasons why people are encouraged to set up businesses and pay tax in the UK. Business owners certainly don’t seem to emigrate to avoid UK capital gains tax like they did in the 1990s.