Finance bill 2005 gets first airing

The government has today published the finance bill as Gordon Brown’s Budget proposals took their first steps into law.

The Government is committed to creating a modern and fair tax system which promotes enterprise and productivity, encourages work and savings and raises sufficient revenue to pay for investment in public services.

Today’s finance bill introduces measures to promote fairness and tackle tax avoidance while keeping pace with the challenges and opportunities presented by the rapidly evolving global economy.

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