Autumn Statement 2016 – views from the market

28 November 2016

Originally published in Lexis®PSL Tax Analysis on 28 November 2016.

It seems that the proverbial white rabbit was the announcement of the single annual fiscal event. After the Spring Budget next year and the consequent Summer Finance Bill, from Autumn 2017 the Budget and Finance Bill cycle will move to the Autumn. Draft clauses for the next finance bill will be published in the Summer. This should allow longer and better debate before the clauses are enacted. There will still be a Spring Statement (from Spring 2018) in response to the OBR’s Spring forecast but normally the government would not use that Spring Statement to announce tax changes. The Chancellor intends that changes to the tax system should be announced in the Autumn. On balance this looks to be an improvement to the system and the CIOT and the IFS called for this change in an open letter back in September.


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