LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s government said a vote by MPs to give them more power over taxation in the event of a no-deal Brexit did not change the fact that the UK would leave the European Union in March.
Prime Minister Theresa May’s government suffered a defeat in parliament on Tuesday when MPs who oppose leaving the EU without an agreement won a vote on creating a new obstacle to a no-deal departure.
“This amendment does not change the fact that the UK is leaving the EU on ...29 March, and it will not stop the government from collecting tax,” a government spokesman said.
“We will work with parliament to make sure that the tax system works smoothly in all Brexit scenarios.”
Reporting by Paul Sandle; editing by John Stonestreet