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Other measures

Fuel duty

The increase in the fuel duty main rate that was due in September 2014 has been cancelled. It has been announced that there will be no further increases in the current Parliament.

Vehicle tax disc

From 1 October 2014, the paper vehicle tax disc will no longer be issued and required to be displayed on a vehicle windscreen. The DVLA will also offer motorists the ability to pay vehicle tax by direct debit annually, biannually or monthly.

Bank Levy

The Bank Levy full rate will be set at 0.156% from 1 January 2014.

Corporate gift aid for Community Amateur Sports Clubs (CASCs)

Legislation in Finance Bill 2014 will extend corporate Gift Aid on gifts of money to include qualifying donations of gifts by companies to CASCs.

Online inheritance tax service

HMRC will be investing in a new online service for administering inheritance tax (IHT), designed to remove the need for paper versions of forms and enable people to proceed with applications for probate and submit IHT accounts online. It is expected to be available in 2016.