Finance Act 2017 receives Royal Assent, but with provisions omitted
09 May, 2017
The Finance Bill received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017 to become the Finance Act 2017. However, as it was fast-tracked through the legislative process to receive Royal Assent before Parliament was dissolved on 3 May 2017 for the general election, several
key provisions had to be omitted. In particular, the provisions changing the law on the taxation of termination payments and reducing the annual tax-free dividend allowance from £5,000 to £2,000 were both dropped. These provisions were expected to come into
force in April 2018.