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There are specific restrictions imposed by the EU, though most of these are based on historical taxation. Since 2001 sanitary products have been subject to VAT at a reduced rate of 5% The BBC covered this in a reality check around the time of the Brexit Referendum. Reality Check verdict: EU rules mean the UK cannot reduce VAT on goods and services below ...


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These Authorizations are how Congress tells NASA what to do. The bill is not "required" because if a new one isn't passed, there's no change in the orders the agency has from Congress. The bill was introduced because the sponsors want to give new directions to the agency and it is being deliberated and modified because all the Congresspeople who need to ...


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What are the current House's bill reconciliation rules regarding deficit increases? Budget Enforcement Procedures: House Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Rule, Updated August 12, 2019. Actions in the 116 th Congress At the beginning of the 116th Congress, in adopting the rules of the House, the new Democratic majority reinstituted the PAYGO rule, replacing the ...


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As far as I can tell, no changes have been made. According to house.gov, the Republican rule change in 2011 seems to be the most recent rule change. The only recent times it has come up since then is when Republicans used it in 2017: ...That rule change allowed Congress to again use the reconciliation process to increase deficits, which the Republican ...


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The Chancellor is allowed to do this as a matter of tradition, as the OP's link says. There's also a practical reason: the Budget speech is often long and complex, and a boost to their morale during the process is reasonable. Many of the details of operation of the UK parliament are traditions, rather than written rules. The tradition goes back to at least ...


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