EU: Taxation

House of Lords written question – answered on 25th January 2010.

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Photo of Lord Stoddart of Swindon Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether proposals to introduce a common tax base for business would require a unanimous vote of the Council of the European Union.

Photo of Lord Myners Lord Myners Parliamentary Secretary, HM Treasury

An EU legislative proposal to establish a common consolidated corporate tax base among the 27 EU member states would require a unanimous vote in the Council of the European Union.

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