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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union in Shields and Sons Partnerships v HMRC [2017] C262-16 that found that HMRC cannot exclude farming businesses from the Agriculture Flat Rate Scheme; and what estimate they have made of the number of farms in Northern Ireland which (1) were, and (2) are still, excluded.  HL144

Question HL144: tabled on 16 October 2019 and due for answer by 30 October 2019

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union in Shields and Sons Partnerships v HMRC [2017] C262-16 that found that HMRC cannot exclude farming businesses from the Agriculture Flat Rate Scheme; and what estimate they have made of the number of farms in Northern Ireland which (1) were, and (2) are still, excluded.
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