New Clause 1 - Review of impact of section 2

Finance (No. 2) Bill – in the House of Commons at 3:15 pm on 8 May 2024.

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“(1) The Chancellor of the Exchequer must, within three months of this Act being passed, publish a review of the expected impact of section 2 of this Act.

(2) The review must include analysis setting out the number of individual taxpayers facing a marginal tax rate in the tax year 2024-25 of—

(a) the basic rate of 20%, and

(b) the higher rate of 40%.

(3) For comparative purposes, the review must take account of—

(a) equivalent actual figures to those in subsection (2)(a) and (b) for the tax years 2021-22, 2022-23 and 2023-24, and

(b) equivalent projected figures to those in subsection (2)(a) and (b) for the tax years 2025-26, 2026-27 and 2027-28.”—(James Murray.)

This new clause requires a review of how many people will be liable to pay income tax at 20% and 40%, and would compare figures for the current tax year with those for the three preceding and three subsequent tax years.

Brought up, and read the First time.

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

Division number 146 Finance (No. 2) Bill Committee: New Clause 1

Aye: 210 MPs

No: 276 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name


No: A-Z by last name


The Committee divided: Ayes 211, Noes 276.

Question accordingly negatived.