EY - UK Budget 2015

Budget 2015

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The Rt Hon George Osborne, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, presented the UK Budget to the House of Commons on 18 March 2015.

Visit this page for all our news and analysis of the Budget and Finance Bill 2015.

EY - Finance Bill 2015

Finance Bill

The 2015 Finance Bill (380K) was published on 24 March, with the intention that all stages occur on the 25th, and the expectation that Royal Assent be granted before Parliament is dissolved on the 30th.

Finance Bill Alerts

EY - Finance Bill 2015

Banking and Capital Markets 258K
Most of the changes in the Finance Bill affecting banking are in line with previous announcements, including an increase in the bank levy rate, restrictions on using tax losses, and the deductibility of VAT relating to foreign branches – all changes likely to increase the industry's tax burden.

Insurance 58K
Finance Bill 2015 contained a number of legislative developments that will affect the insurance industry.

Press releases

Read all our latest Budget press releases

EY Budget Alert 2015

Budget Alert 2015

Our insight on employment, personal, business and indirect tax measures, plus EY ITEM Club comment.

EY Budget 2015 alert

Budget Alerts

Banking and Capital Markets 304K
Upstream Oil and Gas 34K

EY UK open for business - Achievements to date and asks for the future - Budget Survey 2015

UK open for business? Achievements to date and asks for the future

Our report providing analysis and insight on our 2015 Budget survey reveals much good news, but some challenging messages for the Chancellor.


Chris Sanger, Head of Tax Policy, and David Kilshaw, Tax Partner, Private Client Services, discuss their predictions for the 2015 Budget, including possible hot topics and the likely content of the draft Finance Bill.

As this is the last Budget before this year's election, they will also consider the potential process for the Budget measures.

Listen to the podcast

EY ITEM Club Budget Preview 2015

EY ITEM Club Budget preview

The OBR’s new forecasts are likely to cheer the Chancellor, who will be able to trumpet upgrades to economic forecasts and downgrades to borrowing projections.

Listen to Chris Sanger’s, Head of Tax Policy, Budget viewpoints

Our response to last year's Budget

EY Budget Alert 2014

Budget Alert 2014

Our Budget Alert provides analysis and insight on employment, personal, corporate and indirect tax measures announced in the 2014 Budget, plus comment from EY ITEM Club.

EY Budget 2014 alerts

Other Budget Alerts

Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) 55K, March 2014
Asset Management 55K, March 2014
Banking 57K, March 2014
Infrastructure Tax 58K, March 2014
Life and Pensions 205K, March 2014
Real Estate 48K, March 2014
Upstream Oil and Gas 48K, March 2014

EY Budget 2014 alerts

Tackling aggressive tax planning in the global economy

Our comments on the joint HM Treasury and HMRC position paper setting out the UK’s priorities in relation to the G20/OECD’s Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) project.

EY Budget 2014

On course for competitiveness: UK Budget survey 2014

Our report providing analysis and insight on our 2014 Budget survey reveals much good news, but some challenging messages for the Chancellor.

EY ITEM Club Budget Preview 2014

EY ITEM Club Budget Preview

EY ITEM Club's Budget Preview calls for policy announcements on personal tax, rebalancing and housing, and says the OBR figures reveal there's no room for Budget day giveaways.