The recent election, resulting in the Conservative Party losing a majority, introduces additional uncertainty into the Brexit process and also affects the Finance Act.
What will happen to the tabled Finance Act proposals that were deleted by the fast-track changes in the last amendment? Additionally, what will be the effective dates, if they are formally introduced at a later date, April 2017, upon introduction or possible extending into 2018 or not at all based on the political uncertainty.
The normally routine Finance Act process, with no amendments and straightforward measures that can be planned for upon announcement, is no longer true. At this moment, the tabled measures should not be considered probable to happen due to the new political nightmare that was self-created although not envisioned.
It is hopeful the UK Parliament will stabilize this process going forward, although in the near future there is no definitive certainty.
EY’s Global Tax Alert provides additional details: