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Welsh Tax Acts etc. (Power to Modify) Bill

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Finance Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the general principles of the Welsh Tax Acts etc. (Power to Modify) Bill.


Terms of reference:


To consider:


  • the general principles of the Bill and the need for legislation;
  • the appropriateness of the powers in the Bill for Welsh Ministers to make subordinate legislation (as set out in Chapter 5 of Part 1 of the Explanatory Memorandum);
  • any potential barriers to the implementation of these provisions and whether the Bill takes account of them;
  • whether there are any unintended consequences arising from the Bill;
  • the appropriateness of section 3 (Policy statement: regulations under section 1 that have retrospective effect) and the draft policy statement (PDF, 329KB) published alongside the Bill; and
  • the financial implications of the Bill (as set out in Part 2 of the Explanatory Memorandum).


Alongside the terms of reference, respondents may wish to consider:


  • whether the Bill’s approach to modifying tax legislation has been adopted in other countries and its effectiveness; and
  • the strengths and weaknesses of alternative approaches to modifying tax legislation.


Providing Written Evidence

The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.


In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in Senedd proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.


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Disclosure of information

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Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Finance Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565