Finance Act 2000

The Finance Act 2000 (c 17) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom prescribing changes to excise duties, Value Added Tax, Income Tax, Corporation Tax, Stamp Duty and Capital Gains Tax.[1] It enacts the 2000 Budget speech made by Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown to the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

The Finance Act 2000
Long titleAn Act to grant certain duties, to alter other duties, and to amend the law relating to the National Debt and the Public Revenue, and to make further provision in connection with Finance.
Citation2000 c 17
Royal assent28 July 2000
Text of statute as originally enacted

In the UK, the Chancellor delivers an annual budget speech outlining changes in spending, tax and duty. The respective year's Finance Act is the mechanism to enact the changes.

The rules governing the various taxation methods are contained within the various taxation acts: for instance, Capital Gains Tax legislation is contained within Taxation of Chargeable Gains Act 1992. The Finance Act details amendments to be made to each of these acts.


The Climate Change Levy was introduced on 1 April 2001 under Part II of the Finance Act 2000.[2]


  1. ^ Finance Act 2000
  2. ^ See Schedules 6 and 7