Tax policy-making – LITRG submission

Published on 23 February 2011

Overall, the direction of travel on tax policy making is positive, for example with advance publication of draft Finance Bill clauses for external scrutiny and comment. However, LITRG believes there is still more work to be done as it seems to us perverse on the one hand to establish the Office of Tax Simplification with a view to making the tax system easier to understand and comply with, but on the other continue to develop complex new tax policy.

LITRG’s response to the three consultation documents below first offers some general comments on the Government’s response to the initial round of consultation on tax policy making (section 2), then turns to the draft consultation framework and protocol for announcements outside scheduled fiscal events (sections 3 and 4 respectively).

The documents under consultation can be found by using the links below:

PDF icon LITRG response can be found by using the link.


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