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Budget 2017 reaction: “Not raising IPT further was the right decision”

After arguing for no further increases in Insurance Premium Tax and stability for pension savers, the ABI is pleased with the outcome of today’s Budget. 

Director General of the ABI, Huw Evans, said:

“Not raising IPT further was the right decision by Philip Hammond and reflects the much higher profile the insurance industry has successfully given to this stealth tax. But the pressures on the public purse are not going away so we need to keep up the pressure to protect customers from further increases in future budgets.”

And on Pensions Tax Relief, Huw commented:

“No further tweaking of pension tax relief provides some welcome stability for pension savers after the salami slicing of recent years. There are still strong arguments for a fundamental overhaul of pension tax relief to make it fairer and more sustainable but it is the right decision by the Chancellor not to be tempted by piecemeal changes.”

Last updated 22/11/2017