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The ‘we need this in order to spend money’ Bill

Next Discussed

16th
Mar.

Current
Stage

What

Supply and Appropriation Bills are presented as Money Bills.

Money Bills (Bills designed to raise money through taxes or spend public money) start in the Commons and must receive Royal Assent no later than a month after being introduced in the Lords, even if the House of Lords has not passed them. The Lords cannot amend Money Bills.

Why

This Bill is the legal mechanism the Government needs to raise, and spend, public money.

Who

This is a Treasury Bill, introduced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP.

Other Arguments

This Bill isn’t really up for debate. Supply and Appropriation Bills are introduced every year, and are really a formality.

How to get involved

This isn’t a piece of legislation that can be lobbied, but you can contact your MP to find out more about how it works.

If I don’t act, will it go through?

This Bill will go through.