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Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future (21 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Annabelle Ewing: ...welfare reform on individuals and families across Scotland? Who could not feel diminished, as a human being, by Westminster policies that force people who have motor neurone disease to take in lodgers in order to avoid paying the bedroom tax, or that harass recently bereaved widows to leave their homes of many decades because the UK Government says that they have too many rooms? I see the...

Scottish Parliament: Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill: Stage 3 (19 August 2014)

John Swinney: Amendment 7 addresses an issue that was raised by the Finance Committee in its stage 1 report on the bill, and by Mr Chisholm at stage 2. It relates to condition B of the general anti-avoidance rule, which provides that a tax avoidance arrangement is artificial if it lacks economic or commercial substance. Amendment 7, together with the amendments that the Finance Committee agreed to at stage...

Scottish Parliament: Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill (19 August 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

John Swinney: The Revenue Scotland and Tax Powers Bill has two main purposes. First, it will establish revenue Scotland as the tax authority responsible for the collection and management of the two devolved taxes—the land and buildings transaction tax and the Scottish landfill tax—when they come into operation on 1 April 2015. The first two tax-specific acts are, of course, already on the...

Scottish Parliament: Progressive Workplace Policies (13 August 2014)

Ken Macintosh: ...of progressive and sustainable employment. The concept of decent work is one that we can unite around, although I observe that it stands in contrast to the Government support that is given to union-avoiding and tax-avoiding companies such as Amazon. Will the minister introduce progressive policies that are supported by Labour, such as wage ratios and minimising the salary differentials...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare (13 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Nicola Sturgeon: ...the vision that we put forward will encourage them to vote to take these powers into our own hands. A perfect illustration of that choice, and a topic that we have discussed many times before in the Parliament, is the bedroom tax. Yesterday, the Welfare Reform Committee considered and, I am glad to say, agreed to support the section 63 order to transfer to the Scottish ministers the power...

Scottish Parliament: Economic Opportunities of Independence (12 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Neil Findlay: No one is arguing that we should not adjust taxes at certain times in the economic cycle. We are arguing that taxes should be consistent throughout the UK, in order to avoid tax competition.

Scottish Parliament: Independence (Taxation) (7 August 2014)

John Swinney: In “Scotland’s Future—Your Guide to an Independent Scotland” we have set out our plans to build after independence a simpler Scottish tax system that stimulates Scotland’s economy, builds social cohesion and sustains our public services. The United Kingdom tax system is complex and inefficient. By designing a simpler tax system based on a clear set of principles...

Wales Bill — Second Reading (22 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Lord Anderson of Swansea: ...no vote, gives an opportunity for a rethink in Scotland, and that is bound to have repercussions for Wales. The Strathclyde report, published in June of this year, recommended that 40% of Scottish expenditure should come from devolved income tax. I think that that will have substantial repercussions. Perhaps there is never an ideal time for making rules of this nature, but to do so in...

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Switzerland (21 July 2014)

Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what extra revenue HM Revenue and Customs has received since entry into force of the UK-Swiss Confederation Taxation Co-operation Agreement; and what discussions the Government is having with other jurisdictions on similar agreements on tax avoidance.

Poverty and Social Exclusion — Question (17 July 2014)

Baroness Sherlock: My Lords, the long-awaited interim report on the bedroom tax emerged this week. It slipped out at the height of the reshuffle without so much as a ministerial Statement, and it confirms what we knew—that only 4.5% of claimants have downsized, arrears have gone up, half of claimants have cut back on essentials such as food, and a quarter have gone into debt to avoid losing their home. I...

Finance Bill — Second Reading (16 July 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Deighton: ...can justifiably describe this debate as one of the widest-ranging. It ranged from the broadest macroeconomic issues and challenges to society to the very specific and detailed implications of the taxation of limited liability partnerships. I learnt a lot and I hope that noble Lords did too. Like many of the speakers, I pay tribute to my noble friend Lord MacGregor. I could not do it more...

Bill Presented — Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (16 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Marcus Jones: ...the Government have taken to help small business. They have, for instance, extended small business rate relief, introduced the employment allowance, frozen fuel duty, cut beer duty, and reduced corporation tax to the lowest rate in the G20. In the short time that I have, I want to say a few words about specific parts of the Bill. Many businesses come to me with problems caused by late...

Income Tax: Top Rate — Question (15 July 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Newby: My Lords, it is a very considerable sum of money, but we are taking steps across a range of areas to tackle evasion and avoidance, whether by individuals or firms. There is a measure in this year’s Budget specifically designed to get tax upfront from individuals who are engaged in schemes that might subsequently be found to be avoiding tax. That will generate a considerable amount of...

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (14 July 2014)

Gregory Campbell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total cost to the UK of the implementation of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in (a) the current financial year and (b) the following two financial years.

Business of the House: The UK’s Justice and Home Affairs Opt-outs (10 July 2014)

Dominic Raab: ...showed tremendous moral clarity in fighting not only for Britain, but for an important democratic principle in relation to the next EU Commission President. I feel that we need to do the same now. I will avoid rehearsing points I have made in previous debates on the topic, which I know Ministers will have heard until they are blue in the face. I will instead confine my remarks to four key...

Tax: Aggressive Tax Avoidance — Question (9 July 2014) See 10 other results from this debate

Lord Newby: My Lords, the Government have taken a wide range of actions to tackle all forms of tax avoidance. The general anti-abuse rule, which this Government introduced, specifically seeks to tackle abusive tax-avoidance schemes. HMRC has provided examples of the arrangements that will be captured under this rule in its very detailed published guidance. A further example of aggressive tax avoidance is...

Industrial Strategy: British Business Bank — Question for Short Debate (8 July 2014)

Baroness Wheatcroft: ...and UKTI to get the right results, to help our businesses grow and, crucially, to export. The overarching policy is to provide an environment which nurtures business generally, with low corporation tax and sensible, not overburdensome, regulation. Although there are some difficulties which cannot be addressed overnight, and will in fact take years to put right, such as infrastructure...

Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (8 July 2014)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: .... At Second Reading, I referred to this as being the “Al Capone” clause. I remind noble Lords that Al Capone was never convicted of crimes related to the worst aspects of his criminal empire. He was convicted of tax evasion. I have since been told that I am getting old and that my reference is dated. I should in fact have referred to a spin-off from the series “Breaking...

Estimates 2014-15 — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (7 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Timms: ...its report to the Labour party two weeks ago. It pointed out that the work incentives for second earners in a couple are a good deal worse in universal credit than they are in the current system. My hon. Friend the Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth underlined the importance of that point. Leaving council tax support out of universal credit undermines simplicity, with many claimants...

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