Legislation / Legal
HM Treasury: The Finance Bill has been published together with the Lobby Notes, which briefly describe the clauses & Schedules in the Bill. More detailed Explanatory Notes on clauses are available from Stationery Office bookshops and also on the HM Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs websites. Further details on the Bill will be published on the HMT and HMRC websites as the Bill progresses through Parliament.
Press release ~ Finance Bill ~ HM Treasury - Finance Bill 2008 ~ HM Revenue & Customs: Budget 2008 - Supplementary Documents
MoJ: Secretary Jack Straw has announced new proposals which he claimed will give Parliament more power to hold the Government to account and strengthen its relationship with the people – See ‘In the News’ for more details.
CC: The Charity Commission has welcomed amendments to the Housing and Regeneration Bill. In February, the Commission raised concerns relating to proposals in the Bill to establish a new regulator with the power to set compulsory standards for providers of social housing - specifically that this could undermine the independence of some charities and force them into activities that could ultimately lead to the loss of their charitable status – See ‘Charity and Voluntary Sector’ for more details.