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Budgets: Disclosure of Information

Question for Treasury

UIN 63715, tabled on 26 October 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to ensure staff employed as special advisors in his Department, and in his Press Office, are familiar with the findings of Sir Nicholas Macpherson's 2013 review into pre-budget announcements; whether the review's recommendation that the Treasury introduces a ban on the pre-release of the core of the Budget (and Autumn Statement), that is: the economic and fiscal projections, the fiscal judgement and individual tax rates, reliefs and allowances, remains his Department's policy; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

29 October 2021

HM Treasury takes the recommendations of the Macpherson review seriously, and has followed these in full.

The reforms to the UK’s Tonnage Tax regime which the Honourable lady has asked about have been announced months before they come into force in April 2022.

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Treasury
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