In the January 2017 public sector finance bulletin we have for the first time introduced a new methodology for the time of recording of Corporation Tax and Bank Corporation Tax Surcharge receipts. In addition to these changes there has also been a modification to the accrual methodology for The Bank Levy to make it consistent with the approach being used for Corporation Tax.



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