Closed consultation

The design and implementation of a bank levy

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Original consultation

This consultation ran from 13 July 2010 12:00am to
5 October 2010 11:45pm

Summary

Seeking views on the design and implementation of a bank levy.

Documents

Bank Levy: a consultation (PDF 267KB)

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Impact Assessment (PDF 75KB)

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Consultation description

The Government has launched a consultation on the design and implementation of a bank levy. This consultation sets out proposals to address a number of operational issues around design and implementation, including definitions of who will pay the tax.

The Government believes that banks should make a fair contribution to the system, which reflects the risks they pose, and should be discouraged from risky funding practices.

The levy complements the wider agenda to improve regulatory standards and financial stability.

The Government would like to hear the views of business, as well as the views of representative bodies and tax advisers, on the proposals set out in this consultation document.

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