Not everyone's happy with the new rules for taxing dividends from April 2016.
I think they are quite clever, actually. They catch people (like me!) who operate via a company and don't have to pay NIC. While I don't like the extra tax I'll have to pay, I struggle to argue with the proposals on any point of principle.
Dividend allowance criticised as a ‘stealth tax’ A pledge to exempt investors from paying tax on £5,000 of dividend income each year is much less generous than initially thought, tax professionals have warned, particularly for lower earners with investment income.