Parliamentary Scrutiny: Taxation

Treasury written question – answered on 22nd June 2021.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to enable parliamentary scrutiny of proposed (a) changes to the taxation of products that could be distinguished by their strength and (b) tax distinctions that could be made based on those products' place of retail.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary, Minister for Equalities

The Treasury is considering the merits of potential reforms to alcohol duties as part of its alcohol duty review. We are currently analysing responses provided by stakeholders to our recent call for evidence and will provide further updates in due course.

Any legislative changes will be taken through the Finance Bill in the usual way, ensuring there is sufficient opportunity for parliamentary scrutiny.

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