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Budgets and legislation

Find information and Tax Faculty analysis on the latest UK Budget and finance legislation, as well as details of historic announcements, Finance Bills and Acts.

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Finance Act 2021

ICAEW representations and responses to draft legislation, along with TIINS, explanatory notes and external commentary on the Bill and Act.

Finance Act 2020

The Finance Act 2020 received Royal Assent on 22 July 2020. It was originally introduced to Parliament as Finance Bill 2019–20 and later renamed Finance Bill 2020. On this page you can find guidance, parliamentary papers, representations and other commentary on the Bill's progress into law.

Finance Act 2019

The Finance Act 2019 received Royal Assent on 12 February 2019. It was originally introduced to Parliament as Finance (No.3) Bill 2018. On this page you can find guidance, parliamentary papers, representations and other commentary on the Bill's progress into law.

Finance (No.2) Act 2017

The Finance (No.2) Act 2017 received Royal Assent on 16 November 2017. It was originally introduced to Parliament as Finance Bill 2017-19. On this page you can find guidance, parliamentary papers, representations and other commentary on the Bill's progress into law.

Tax Faculty analysis of Spring Budget 2021

ICAEW's Tax Faculty provides a summary of the announcements on tax and related matters in the 2021 Budget on 3 March, covering: business tax, COVID support, duties, employment taxes, environment taxes, international taxes, MTD, personal tax, property tax, tax compliance and VAT.

TAXguide 06/17: Budget Analysis

Read the Tax Faculty’s comprehensive summary of the Spring Budget 2017, covering all new announcements relating to: Making Tax Digital; business and company taxes; rates and allowances; personal and employment taxes; pensions and savings; and VAT and duties.

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Previous Budget reaction

Read ICAEW's reaction to previous UK Budgets and statements.

Spring Budget 2021

On 3 March 2021, the Chancellor extended coronavirus support measures, confirmed changes to corporation tax rates and the freeze of personal allowances, and outlined a series of measures aimed at supporting the rebuilding of the economy post-COVID. On 23 March HM Treasury released more than 30 announcements and documents on tax. Read ICAEW's analysis.

Spending Review 2020

On 25 November 2020 Rishi Sunak will deliver the UK Spending Review. The primary purpose is to set out the government’s departmental spending plans for the 2021-22 financial year that starts on 1 April 2021, but there is a lot more to it than that. Read insights and analysis from ICAEW's experts.

Summer Statement 2020

On 8 July 2020 Rishi Sunak delivered a Summer Statement announcing new fiscal measures to support the UK in its recovery from the impact of the coronavirus impact. Read initial reactions and analysis from ICAEW's experts.

Latest representations

ICAEW REP 95/21 Autumn Budget 2021 representations - Building a modern tax system

A response dated 5 October 2021 to a consultation published by HMT on 30 September 2021, including ICAEW’s Tax Faculty customary pre-Budget letter to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury. It calls for the acceleration of work to build a modern tax system, while urging a “manageable pace” of transition, it cautions against implementing tax changes without consultation, such as the new Health and Social Care Levy.

ICAEW REP 02/20 Spring 2020 Budget - Letter to Jesse Norman

ICAEW writes to the Financial Secretary on priorities for Budget 2020. These must: ensure the UK remains an internationally attractive location for business to locate and invest. The Government should prioritise work in five areas: align the UK tax system with its policy objectives, take time to get legislative change right first time, review the costs and benefits of Making Tax Digital, properly resource HMRC, and seize the opportunity presented by the UK leaving the European Union to reform VAT.

Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service

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UK tax legislation

The full, consolidated text of the principal UK Tax Acts, including the Finance Act 2020 and Finance Act 2021.

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