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Money bills

If the Speaker designates a bill as a ‘Money bill’, it can become an Actof Parliament without the agreement of the Lords as long as:

  • it is sent to the Lords at least one month before the end of the session; and
  • it is not passed without amendment by the Lords within one month.

The Clerk of Legislation (phone 3255 or email PBOHoC@parliament.uk) can give advice on what qualifies as a Money bill. In general, a Money bill deals only with the imposition or alteration of taxes, or with the imposition or alteration of a charge on public funds.