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Priti secures agreement from Chancellor on global corporation tax concerns

Priti secures agreement from Chancellor on global corporation tax concerns

Published: 23rd June 2023 - 10:30 am Category: General News

Witham MP Priti Patel has secured agreement from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, to address concerns she had raised about the Government’s plans to press ahead with implementing a global minimum corporation tax from the end of this year. Priti has been supported by more than 25 other MPs in asking the Government to amend the proposed laws so that it can be flexible regarding the date for implementing the new tax measure.

Priti pressed for this change as other major economies are not on course to implement it and there were complexities over the OECD’s arrangements. In response, the Chancellor gave Priti written assurances that updates will be presented to the House of Commons on implementation and assessments will be made of the issues and concerns raised.

Priti said: “Plans to introduce a global minimum corporation tax are very concerning. They impact on our fiscal sovereignty, damage our ability to secure investment, and if we implement ahead of other major economies and our competitors, it would put us at a competitive disadvantage. This is why the Government needs to give itself more flexibility over implementation.

“I made the case for the Government to change the laws proposed and I am therefore pleased that, in response to my amendment, the Government has stated that it will provide more information and assessments on the measure.  I will continue to campaign for Britain to be a low tax beacon of free trade.”

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