New Clause 2 - Review of impact of section 12

Finance (No. 2) Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:30 pm on 8 May 2024.

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“(1) The Chancellor must, within three months of this Act being passed, conduct a review of the impact of section 12 of this Act.

(2) The review must consider how the rate of corporation tax provided for by section 12 affects—

(a) investment decisions taken by businesses,

(b) the certainty of businesses about future fiscal and market conditions.

(3) For comparative purposes, the review must include an assessment of how the factors in subsection (2)(a) and (b) would be affected by maintaining corporation tax at a rate no higher than that set out in section 12 until the end of the next parliament.”—(James Murray.)

This new clause requires the Chancellor to conduct a review of how the rate of corporation tax set by the Bill set out in clause 12 affects business investment and certainty, including what the effect would be of capping it at its current level for the next Parliament.

Brought up, and read the First time.

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

Division number 148 Finance (No. 2) Bill Committee: New Clause 2

Aye: 194 MPs

No: 265 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name


No: A-Z by last name


The Committee divided: Ayes 195, Noes 266.

Question accordingly negatived.