New Clause 24 - Review of super-deductions

Finance (No. 2) Bill – in the House of Commons at 9:15 pm on 19 April 2021.

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  • Division number 265
    A majority of MPs voted not to require a report on the impact of increased tax incentives for investment in plant or machinery.

“(1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer must review the impact of sections 9 to 14 and schedule 1 of this Act and lay a report of that review before the House of Commons within six months of the passing of this Act, and then annually for five further years.

(2) A review under this section must estimate the expected impact of sections 9 to 14 and schedule 1 on—

(a) levels of artificial tax avoidance,

(b) levels of tax evasion, reducing the tax gap in each tax year from 2021–22 to 2025–26, and

(c) levels of gross fixed capital formation by businesses in each tax year from 2021–22 to 2025–26.

(3) The first review under this section must also consider levels of usage of the recovery loan scheme in 2021.”—(James Murray.)

This new clause would require the Government to review the impact of the provisions relating to super-deductions and publish regular reports setting out their findings.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

Division number 265 Finance (No. 2) Bill — New Clause 24 — Impact of Tax Incentives for Investment in Plant or Machinery

A majority of MPs voted not to require a report on the impact of increased tax incentives for investment in plant or machinery.

Aye: 259 MPs

No: 365 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

Tellers

No: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 19 MPs

Absent: A-Z by last name

The Committee divided: Ayes 260, Noes 365.

Question accordingly negatived.

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