Key dates for 2019

The new tax year is coming up. Your financial plan could be impacted by these key dates in your 2019 financial diary.

1 April

  • National Living Wage (for age 25+) rises to £8.21.
  • National Minimum Wage rises to £7.70 (21 – 24-year olds), £6.15 (18 –  20-year olds), £4.35 (16 – 17-year olds), and £3.90 (apprentices under 19 or in the first year of their apprenticeship).
  • Council tax bills rise up to 4.99%
  • Universal Credit for households with children and those with disabilities will to go up £1,000.

5 April

  • End of the 2018/19 tax year. Have you used all your allowances?

6 April

  • Start of the 2019/20 tax year
  • ISA allowance remains at £20,000
  • Junior ISA allowance goes up to £4,368
  • Minimum auto-enrolment contributions go up to 8% (at least 3% from the employer and 5% from the employee).
  • State Pension rises by 2.6%. Recipients of the old State Pension will get an extra £3.25 a week, those with the new State Pension will get an extra £4.25.
  • Lifetime allowance for tax free pension saving rises to £1,055,000
  • Personal allowance rises to £12,500
  • Higher rate tax threshold goes up to £50,000
  • Mortgage interest relief for landlords goes down to 25%

Call us on 01480 357100 if this impacts you.

1 May

  • National Savings and Investments index-linked savings to CPI

 21 June

  • Go Home on Time Day: part of a national campaign to highlight the importance of having a good work-life balance. Leave on time and do something you love!

1 July

  • New rules mean mobile phone providers must make switching easier.

31 July

  • Tax credit renewal deadline for anyone who claims Working Tax Credit or Child Tax Credit.

29 August

  • Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) Deadline day – you have until 11.59pm to claim for mis-sold PPI.

31 October

  • Paper self-assessment deadline for your return to be with HMRC.

30 November

  • Help to Buy ISA closes to new savers.


Your financial plan could be impacted by these key dates. Talk to us for advice.

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HM Revenue and Customs practice and the law relating to taxation are complex and subject to individual circumstances and changes which cannot be foreseen.