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Finance Bill Debates

 
Alan Dolton Editor of Tolley's Tax Cases and Tolley's VAT Cases concludes his coverage of the Finance Bill Debates
 
The House of Lords considered the Finance Bill on Tuesday 20 July. Introducing the Bill Lord McIntosh of Haringey commented:
 
'There has been some criticism of the length of this year's Finance Bill. Yet the Government's pension simplification proposals which make up some 170 pages of the Bill actually remove over 350 pages of complex legislation and sweep away nearly 1 000 pages of guidance.' (Col172).
 
Replying for the Opposition Baroness Noakes observed:
 
'I cannot remember ever seeing a three-volume Finance Bill. There are 637 pages — 328 sections and 42 schedules. A massive amount of secondary...

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