Treasury committee cancels Making Tax Digital hearing

The Treasury Select Committee has cancelled the two evidence sessions it had scheduled for this week, one on Making Tax Digital and the other with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, due to the upcoming snap general election

On 25 April HMRC senior executives, Theresa Middleton and Jim Harra, were due to appear before the committee to explore developments with Making Tax Digital, while on the 26 April the committee was going to take evidence from Philip Hammond.

Due to the upcoming election both meetings have now been cancelled, with no information on if/when they will be rescheduled.

On 19 April the House of Commons passed a motion agreeing to an early general election which will be held on 8 June.

From 21 April until 8 June the UK enters the pre-election period meaning that only essential Companies House information in line with the general election guidance for civil servants will be communicated, with other less urgent meetings being postponed.

Decisions on policy which a new government might be expected to want the opportunity to take a different view from the present government are postponed until after the election, providing that the postponement would not be detrimental to the national interest or would waste public money.

The deadline to register to vote in the election is 22 May.

General election 2017: guidance for civil servants is available here

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