The UK government rejected the House of Commons Treasury Committee’s call for consultation on a draft tax strategy and has been asked for “a clearer explanation” of its response, committee Chair Mel Stride said.

The committee appreciates “the difficulty in pre-announcing tax policy” but it is disappointing that “the government has rejected our recommendations to improve the approach to tax strategy, when the evidence was overwhelmingly in favour”, he said.

My news story for Tax Notes (paywall) published on June 4 is reproduced here, with permission.