Finance Bill published today

According to a government statement, the Bill, once enacted, will take forward the Budget 2000 measures to support those most in need, to promote productivity and increased employment opportunity for all, and to help protect the environment.

Paymaster General Dawn Primarolo said: ‘The Budget builds on the success of the last three years. It supports work, families and enterprise and it delivers the largest package of environmental tax reforms ever announced in the UK. It tackles poverty and will help us to continue to deliver the economic stability and growth needed to release new resources to key public services.’

Copies of the Finance Bill are on sale to members of the public from today at all Stationery Office bookshops.

The Treasury has published at outline of the Bill at details will appear on later today.

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