HC Deb 17 November 2003 vol 413 cc517-8W
Mr. Prisk

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the rate of change in the burden of business taxation in(a) the UK, (b) Japan, (c) the USA and (d) EU member states; [137604]

(2)what assessment he has made of the burden of business taxation in (a) the UK and (b) the USA. [137605]

Dawn Primarolo

The OECD publishes figures on "taxes on corporate income" and "employers' social security contributions" in its annual Revenue Statistics publication, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House.

The Government are fully committed to a fair and modern UK tax system that recognises the realities of modern business. Since 1997, the Government have introduced a wide-ranging package of tax measures to make the UK an attractive place for business to locate, boost productivity and help small businesses.

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