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Finance Act 2017

The Finance Act 2017 received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017. It was originally introduced to Parliament as Finance (No.2) Bill 2016-17. On this page you can find guidance, parliamentary papers, representations and other commentary on the Bill's progress into law.

The Finance Act

Finance Act 2017
Full text of the Act as enacted on 27 April 2017.

The Finance Bill

Progress of the Bill
Timeline of the Bill's passage through Parliament with accompanying news and documentation.

Amendments to the Bill
The Finance (No.2) Bill 2016-17 was heavily truncated in order to be enacted before the wash-up period preceding the 2017 general election. This page shows all tabled amendments to the bill and indicates which were withdrawn. Published 25 April 2017.

Government drop majority of Finance Bill
Reference table created by the CIOT showing which provisions were dropped or included. Notably, the clauses for Making Tax Digital were removed in order to be dealt with in a future Bill.

Finance Bill 2017
Collection of supporting documents and information for the Bill, including explanatory notes and overviews.

Draft provisions and explanatory notes for Finance Bill 2017
Full text of the draft Finance Bill published on 5 December 2016.

Autumn Statement 2016
The Chancellor's Autumn Statement for 2016 was presented to Parliament on 23 November. This page includes the text of the speech and a collection of key announcements and documents.

ICAEW news and commentary

The Tax Faculty has news and commentary on Finance Act 2017. This includes:

Commentary from accounting firms

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

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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