When a government plans to pass a law, it often publishes a green paper. This is an opportunity to share its thinking and provoke discussion.
The Finance Bill is a law Parliament passes to renew taxes, propose new taxes, and maintain the administration of the tax system. It enacts proposals announced in the Budget, which the Chancellor writes in secret. There’s no green paper. This means important decisions about taxes, spending and public policy are made without consultation.
Slides from the event are available here.