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Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Local Goverment Update (29 January 2015)

Kris Hopkins: ...working, we are announcing a total of 37 million of additional funding to local authorities, so that they can step up their efforts to get people home as soon as they are ready to leave hospital, and avoid the need for people to go into hospital in the first place. A total of 25 million of this will help over 9,500 people with additional support packages to move from hospital...

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day]: Sustainable Development Goals (28 January 2015)

Anas Sarwar: ...transparent. Government Members may criticise Labour’s approach, but the National Audit Office and the Government’s own Independent Commission for Aid Impact warn that oversight of this funding is inadequate and risks wasting taxpayers’ money. We await the Public Accounts Committee report tomorrow. It is completely unacceptable that any Government Minister can fail to...

Opposition Day — [15th Allotted Day]: NHS (Government Spending) (28 January 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Christopher Leslie: ...reorganisation; believes an extra 2.5 billion a year should be invested in the health service, including to fund an additional 20,000 nurses and 8,000 GPs, by raising additional revenue from closing tax loopholes, a levy on tobacco companies and a tax on properties worth over 2 million; further notes that the Office for Budget Responsibility has said that the Government’s...

Pension Schemes Bill: Report (Continued) (27 January 2015)

Lord Newby: ...”, Amendment 23 seeks to require that the Government review the distributional impact of pensions flexibility no less than 18 months after the Bill takes effect. As set out during debate on the Taxation of Pensions Bill, pensions flexibility does not have a direct consequential impact on household incomes. Distributional effects will be driven by the choices individuals make about...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill (27 January 2015) See 11 other results from this debate

David Gauke: The sense of direction in increasing corporation tax would be a mistake. I will not detain the House for long on this matter, but I also note that Labour’s pledge is to have the lowest corporation tax rate in the G7, which would allow it to increase corporation tax to 26%. That would be a major reversal of the progress made by this Government. However, I am sure you would like me to...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget 2015-16 (27 January 2015)

John McCallister: ...people retire or, indeed, redundant. There seems to be no wider link to a strategy for public-sector reform. What happens if the Executive do not reach their targets for voluntary redundancies? How do we avoid a brain drain of our top civil servants? Will we end up in a position similar to that of the police after the Patten reforms, where we have to bring people back at a much higher...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Uncollected Tax (27 January 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

David Gauke: ...a point that bears repeating. Members really should take in the fact that, under this Government, we have seen a significant increase in HMRC’s yield. HMRC is more effective than ever in dealing with tax evasion and tax avoidance.

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (27 January 2015)

Chi Onwurah: This Government are demonising those on benefits, while doing little about tax evasion and avoidance, which, as we have heard, have risen significantly on their watch. Today sees the launch of the Tax Dodging Bill campaign, as 85% of British adults say that tax avoidance by large companies is morally wrong, even when it is legal. Why will the Chancellor not impose penalties for breaches of...

Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (26 January 2015)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: ...the position that any unnecessary surveillance and invasion of privacy by surveillance, interception of communications or looking at metadata that illegitimately affects the rights of individuals must be avoided. That is certainly the position that I start from. I think that almost everybody in this House starts from that position, whether or not they agree with these amendments, which I...

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Community Pubs (26 January 2015)

Kris Hopkins: ...music, doubling small business rate relief, and increasing the temporary business rate discount for pubs with rateable values below 50,000 from 1,000 to 1,500 for 2015-16, cutting corporation tax and National Insurance for employers, giving pubs greater flexibility over weights and measures, allowing beer and wine to be served in different sizes, and giving publicans tied...

Local Government Finance Settlement — Motion to Take Note (22 January 2015)

Lord Beecham: ...over massive cuts, but also to suggest that the damage is not serious, that councils in general are sitting on vast reserves, or that the 50 helpful hints for savings he jotted down on the back of an envelope could avoid difficulty. The reality, as the Secretary of State must well know, is very different. Capital reserves cannot be used for revenue purposes, revenue reserves must be...

National Infrastructure — Motion to Take Note (22 January 2015)

Lord Deighton: ...process when my experience has been that what we need in government is the ability to get these things moving. If that is where the plan fits in, let me spend a little time talking about the money. Our infrastructure is financed either publicly, from taxpayer money, or privately. Quite a lot of it is financed with a mix. Two-thirds of it is financed in the private sector. On the publicly...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Green Deal (22 January 2015)

Tim Yeo: ...homes. Of course, we are delighted to see the faster rate of take-up of green deal plans in recent months, but, even as of Christmas, there were less than 9,000 green deal plans in progress nationwide. That makes it impossible to avoid the conclusion that this is a very disappointing outcome in relation to the original hopes—and expectations —for the scope of the green deal....

Business of the House (22 January 2015)

Angela Eagle: ...the bills. Real wages have fallen by record amounts, and 5 million people are being paid less than the living wage. That shortfall in wages is being made up by hundreds of millions of pounds of extra spending on tax credits. Will the Leader of the House accept that a low-wage economy is not just bad for hard-working people but bad for public finances, and will he arrange for an urgent...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Railway Stations (Disabled Access) (22 January 2015)

Robert Syms: On disability, the abolition of the tax disc has been a challenge to local authorities, which want to know who is exempt from parking charges. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency was going to give information to local authorities about who was exempt, but because of complaints about it giving information about people on benefits and with disabilities, it has stopped doing so. Many of my...

Wealth Inequality — Question (21 January 2015)

Lord Newby: My Lords, domestically, we have invested heavily in HMRC to ensure that the wealthy pay the tax they owe. We have led efforts through the G20 and the OECD to reform the international tax rules to tackle the issue of multinationals artificially shifting their profits to avoid paying tax. Since 2013, we have been the first G7 country to meet the UN commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on development aid.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Self-employed: Tax Avoidance (21 January 2015)

Pamela Nash: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many IR35 status enquiries HM Revenue and Customs has made in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance: Luxembourg (20 January 2015)

Austin Mitchell: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he plans to make to the President of the EU Commission on tax deals given by Luxemburg to corporations trading in the UK.

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