Income tax allowances 2017-18 (£) 2016-17 (£)
Personal allowance† 11,500 11,000
Age allowance income limit 28,000 27,700
Blind person’s allowance 2,320 2,290


†Reduce personal allowance by £1 for every £2 of adjusted net income over £100,000.
**£1,150 (£1,100) may be transferrable between certain spouses where neither pay tax above the basic rate.

Married Couple’s Allowance could reduce your tax bill.
You can claim Married Couple’s Allowance if all the following apply:
you’re married or in a civil partnership
you’re living with your spouse or civil partner
one of you was born before 6 April 1935
For marriages before 5 December 2005, the husband’s income is used to work out Married Couple’s Allowance. For marriage and civil partnerships after this date, it’s the income of the highest earner.

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