Clause 20 - Capital-raising arrangements etc

Part of Finance Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 11:00 am ar 16 Ionawr 2024.

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Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston The Financial Secretary to the Treasury 11:00, 16 Ionawr 2024

I will not stray into a broader debate; we will have that, I am sure, on Third Reading or at another point. I made my points on the broader economy earlier, but I gently request that the Opposition stop talking the UK economy and UK businesses down. By doing so, they are talking down the workers and companies in their own constituencies.

This measure is designed to ensure the competitiveness of the UK’s code in relation to financial services, by providing certainty that unwelcome frictions will not be reintroduced for UK companies that wish to operate globally. I commend the clause and the schedule to the Committee.