Corporation tax to rise significantly in coming years

Corporation tax to rise significantly in coming years

Businesses in London will see their corporation tax bill rise by an estimated 64% over the next 10 years to £18bn with small and medium enterprises contributing the lion’s share.

According to London chartered accountants Perrys, of the 294,000 businesses paying Corporation Tax in the capital small and medium enterprises combined make up approximately 99% of the contributions to HMRC.

Perrys Chartered Accountants CEO Stewart Pope said: “We estimate that small to medium businesses in the capital are paying an average annual corporation tax bill of £37,000 each, which is set to rise to £62,000 each by 2026.”

“The higher contributions also reflect the increase in profits that businesses are generating, which is a positive indication that the capital continues to remain a great place to do business.”

Last year the Chancellor announced a decrease in corporation tax rates from 20% to 18% by 2020, which will be a welcome relief for many SMEs.