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Finance Act 2002

The Finance Act 2002 received Royal Assent on 24 July 2002. On this page you can find guidance, parliamentary papers, representations and other commentary on the Act's progress through parliament.

The Finance Act

Official Report of the House of Commons (Hansard) - includes the Finance Bill debates in the following editions:

Finance Bill in Standing Committee F
Archive of debates in the House of Commons Standing Committee F on the Finance Bill between May 14th 2002 and June 25th 2002.

Budget 2002 - Frequently Asked Questions
An FAQs page from the Inland Revenue explaining the content of the Finance Bill 2002.

Explanatory notes and clauses: Finance Bill 2002 (HM Treasury)

These are available through the Government webarchive at the links in the panel below:

Clauses 1-20
Clauses 21-40
Clauses 41-60
Clauses 61-80
Clauses 81-100
Clauses 101-120
Clauses 121-140

Articles and books in the Library collection

To find out how you can borrow books from the Library please see our guide to book loans.

You can obtain copies of articles or extracts of books and reports by post, fax or email through our document supply service.


The Library holds an extensive collection of Finance Acts (from the 19th century onwards), Finance Bills (from 1951 onwards), Debates on the Finance Bill as recorded in Hansard, and Standing Committee Debates on the Finance Bills (from 1968 onwards). Alongside this you can also find many publications from the ICAEW and other bodies on the Finance Acts.

We also maintain an online archive of links and resources for Finance Acts 1980–1999 and for Finance Acts 2000–2004.

See LibCat, our online catalogue, for details of our holdings of:

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