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Finance Act 2003

The Finance Act 2003 received Royal Assent on 10 July 2003. On this page you can find guidance, parliamentary papers, representations and other commentary on the Act's progress through parliament.

The Finance Act

Finance Bill 2003
Full text of the Finance Bill as brought from the House of Commons on 1st July 2003.

Finance Bill in Standing Committee B
Archive of debates in the House of Commons Standing Committee B on the Finance Bill (15th May-17th June 2003). Amendments tabled in standing committee B were published on the UK parliament website.

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

Finance Bill 2003 (Inland Revenue)
Archived section of the old Inland Revenue website with technical notes, regulatory impact assessments and other documents relating to the Finance Bill.

Finance Bill 2003 (HM Treasury)
Archived section of the old HM Treasury website with explanatory notes and clauses.

Finance Bill 2003
Full text of the Finance Bill 2003 as ordered by the House of Commons to be printed on 14th April 2003.

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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