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Finance Act 2016

The Finance Act 2016 received Royal Assent on 15 September 2016. On this page you can find guidance, parliamentary papers, representations and other commentary on the Bill's progress through parliament.

The Finance Act

Finance Act 2016
Full text of the legislation as enacted on 15 September 2016.

Finance Bill 2016-17
Text of the Bill as it was introduced to Parliament on 19 May 2016. The Bill's passage through Parliament ran over two Parliamentary sessions and Finance Bill 2016-17 replaces Finance (No.2) Bill 2015-16.

Finance (No.2) Bill 2015-16
Text of the Bill as it was introduced to Parliament on 24 March 2016.

Progress of the Bill
Timeline of the Bill's passage through Parliament. It received Royal Assent on 15 September 2016.

Finance Bill 2016: documentation
Collection of supporting documents and information for the Bill, including explanatory notes and overviews.

Draft clauses and explanatory notes for Finance Bill 2016
Full text of the draft Finance Bill published on 9 December 2015.

Spending Review and Autumn Statement 2015
Collection of key announcements and documents for the chancellor's Autumn Statement 2015.

ICAEW news and commentary

The Tax Faculty provides regular news and updates on Finance Bill 2016. The latest updates include:

Commentary from accounting firms

Prior to the publication of the Bill firms produced analyses of the Budget draft clauses for the Bill, including:

Other commentary

Phoenix frights
The impact of the 2016 act on corporate liquidations.

Taxing trusts
How the changes to dividend tax affect trusts and their beneificiaries.

All change for CGT
The benefits of Budget 2016 for owner-managers and shareholders.

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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