HC Deb 22 March 1977 vol 928 cc527-8W
Dr. Edmund Marshall

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will undertake a feasibility study of changing the beginning of the taxation year to 1st April.

Mr. Robert Sheldon

The possibility of altering the dates of the taxation year has been examined by officials on a number of occasions and by the Select Committee on Procedure in 1967£68. None of these reviews recommended a change, and I do not think there is a case for reopening the issue at present.

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