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U.K. Extends Budget Comment Deadline Citing Virus Disruption

April 28, 2020, 7:51 PM

The U.K. government is offering a three-month extension for companies and individuals to weigh in on policy changes in its latest budget.

The extension comes as “many stakeholders are facing significant disruption due to COVID-19,” according to a Tuesday statement from Jesse Norman, financial secretary to the Treasury.

  • That means the deadlines are now in August to weigh in on changes to hybrid arrangements and plastic packaging taxes, among others.
  • Documents scheduled to be published later in the spring and summer include a consultation on carbon emissions tax, a summary of evidence on value-added tax suppression on electronic sales, and a call for evidence for a fundamental review of business rates.
  • The government will consider publication of upcoming policy documents on a case-by-base basis, taking the impact of the virus outbreak into consideration.

To contact the reporter on this story: Siri Bulusu in Washington at sbulusu@bloombergtax.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Meg Shreve at mshreve@bloombergtax.com; Colleen Murphy at cmurphy@bloombergtax.com