UK government rejects finance bill scrutiny concerns

The government dismissed calls for members of Parliament scrutinising finance bills to be allowed to question tax experts, despite one MP’s claim that “the tax code has increased massively” in recent years.

“There is a huge volume of tax legislation and lots of it is incredibly technical,” Kirsty Blackman, Scottish National Party MP for Aberdeen North, told a House of Commons public bill committee as it began examining the 315-page finance bill in two sessions on November 27.

My news story for Worldwide Tax Daily, published by Tax Analysts on November 29 (paywall):

U.K. Government Rejects Finance Bill Scrutiny Concerns