2007 United Kingdom budget
||It has been suggested that United Kingdom budget 2007-08 be merged into this article. (Discuss) Proposed since July 2015.|
|Presented||21 March 2007|
|Total revenue||£553 billion‡|
|Total expenditures||£587 billion‡|
|Website||Budget 2007 report|
‡Numbers in italics are projections.
The 2007 United Kingdom Budget, officially known as Budget 2007: Building Britain's long-term future: Prosperity and fairness for families, was formally delivered by Gordon Brown in the House of Commons on 21 March 2007. It would turn out to be Brown's last Budget as Chancellor of the Exchequer, becoming Prime Minister on 27 June 2007.
The main changes were that basic rate of income tax would fall from 22% to 20% from April 2008 and that the lower starter rate of 10% would be removed. Vehicle excise duty on the highest-polluting vehicles would go up to £300 and to £400 from April 2008, with the least-polluting vehicles to have their duty reduced to £35. The savings limit for Individual Savings Account contributions would be increased to £7,200 from April 2008. The Inheritance Tax threshold would rise from £285,000 to £350,000 in 2010.
|Receipts||2007-08 Revenues (£bn)|
|Value Added Tax (VAT)||80|
|Total Government revenue||553|
|Department||2007-08 Expenditure (£bn)|
|Public order and safety||33|
|Personal social services||28|
|Housing and Environment||22|
|Industry, agriculture and employment||21|
|Total Government spending||587|
- "Budget 2007: Building Britain's long-term future: Prosperity and fairness for families" (PDF). HM Treasury. Retrieved 2014-08-27.
- "At-a-glance: Budget key points". BBC. 21 March 2007. Retrieved 2010-05-23.