Draft Finance Bill 2017 Documents are now available

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Dec 052016

Hooray. I’ve been waiting and waiting all day for this (not really – slight exaggeration).

You can download the Draft Finance Bill 2017, together with the Explanatory Notes from this page. These documents are both in pdf format.

One other link which should be particularly useful is the  overview of the draft legislation. I would urge you all to take a look at this page while you’re also going through the draft Bill. After the opening bits we come to a section called Information about changes to tax legislation. For the first time in a long time, we have a single page on a government website where you can access links to the separate policy papers and technical notes.

Which saves me having to do it on this site. Happy reading everybody.

Nov 222016

I don’t know for certain. The awful GOV.UK website tells me that the main page will be here.

And the important documents – you know, the ones that tell you what’s really going to happen – well, they are to be found here.

Oh, perhaps I’d better tell you the date. Tomorrow. Wednesday 23 November 2016. Continue reading »

Sep 082016

The news is in the heading. The source is here at the GOV.UK site. Particularly gratifying to see that they haven’t waited a few days after it first appears on the BBC website.

Not that there’s anything particularly wrong with the latter, but those who practice law, and professional historians and journalists all know that primary sources are always better than secondary ones. Continue reading »