taxation textbook cover image Taxation: Policy and Practice

23rd Edition (2016/17)

by Andy Lymer and Lynne Oats

23rd EDITION (2016/17) RELEASED AUGUST 1st 2016

- the 23rd annual edition of this textbook is now available for purchase from the publisher's website or via

25% OFF - direct sale student/academic pricing details can be found here.

- changes in the new edition include:
  • complete revision of the book for both of the 2016 Budget & Finance Act
  • more Quick Quiz sections to test your knowledge at the end each of the computational chapters
  • addition of further computational questions (with answers available via your lecturer) for each chapter
  • complete re-write of all chapters
  • further use of 'fiscal facts' throughout to further your knowledge
  • updated adopting lecturer materials - including a complete set of powerpoint slides covering the entire book

To order copies of the new edition by phone please call our order phone line on 01767 604951 (NB credit card payment will be required).

NOTE - for those needing the 2015/16 tax rules (i.e. Finance Acts 2015) the 22nd edition continues to be available - see here for details on how to arrange an immediate purchase.

DID YOU KNOW - the 22nd edition of this text was adopted as the essential or recommended text in more than half of all UK Universities! This makes it the most popular UK taxation text choice for UK Universities.


to the Website Resource Centre for the 23rd Edition of Taxation: Policy and Practice

This site will be fully launched on 1st September, 2016, however, not all sections are yet fully populated with all the materials they will eventually contain. These will be added over the next few weeks in the lead up to the start of the new UK academic year.

If there are materials you need to use before they are available on the site please contact us via our main email address and we will be pleased to supply them directly to you.

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- if you are a lecturer or teacher of tax in a position to recommend the book to other purchasers, why not order an inspection copy? Email us on with full postage details and details of the course you will use the book with

This book not right for your course? Need more questions and answers to practice?

Why not view a copy of the sister text to this book - Taxation: incorporating the 2016 Finance Act by Alan Combs, Ricky Tutin & Peter Rowes (now in its 35th edition). This is by far the longest standing tax textbook covering the details of the UK tax market. It is particularly suitable for students following accredited course syllabi (i.e. those with exemptions for ACCA, CIMA, ICAEW etc.) - however, its huge range of questions and answers will be a priceless supplement for all undergraduate university courses!

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