Clause 5 - Basic rate limit and personal allowance for tax years 2026 and 2027-28

Finance Bill – in the House of Commons at 3:15 pm on 30th November 2022.

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Amendment proposed: 2, page 4, line 6, at end insert—

“(5) HMRC must contact every individual affected by the provisions of this section to inform them whether, as a result of the provisions of this section—

(a) they have become liable to pay the basic rate of income tax (when they were not previously so liable);

(b) they have become liable to pay the higher rate of income tax (when they were not previously so liable); and

(c) how much additional income tax they will pay as a result of the change.”—(Helen Morgan.)

This amendment would require HMRC to contact every individual who become liable to pay standard tax or move from standard to higher rate, and how much additional tax they will have to pay as a result.

Question put, That the amendment be made.

Division number 102 Finance Bill — Clause 5 - Basic rate limit and personal allowance for tax years 2026 and 2027-28

Aye: 55 MPs

No: 285 MPs

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The Committee divided: Ayes 55, Noes 285.

Question accordingly negatived.

Question put, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Division number 103 Finance Bill — Clause 5 - Basic rate limit and personal allowance for tax years 2026 and 2027-28

Aye: 280 MPs

No: 208 MPs

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Abstained: 3 MPs

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The Committee divided: Ayes 285, Noes 210.

Question accordingly agreed to.

Clause 5 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 6 to 12 ordered to stand part of the Bill.