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Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (22 October 2014)

David Cameron: ...every time I ask the Treasury about it, it is very clear that the things that are being investigated are abuses and were known to be abuses at the time when people entered into them. I want low tax rates, but tax rates that people actually pay; and where schemes are being used for avoidance, we should be very swift in closing them down.

Public Bill Committee: National Insurance Contributions Bill: Clause 5 - Categorisaton of earners etc: anti-avoidance (21 October 2014) See 1 other result from this clause

David Gauke: ...whether the TAAR would be appropriate to use in each instance. There is much work that needs to be done in these circumstances. First, there is the question whether the new arrangements work and reduce the tax or NICs bill under the existing legislation. If they do work, it is a question of evaluating the options to address the matter and seeing whether that can be done without significant...

Public Bill Committee: National Insurance Contributions Bill: Clause 3 - Application of Parts 4 and 5 of FA 2014 to national insurance contributions (21 October 2014) See 2 other results from this clause

David Gauke: ...subject at some length over the summer in the Finance Bill Committee. I appreciate her support on these measures and, in particular, that she shares our view that they are not about retrospective taxation. The liability is ultimately determined by the courts interpreting the law as applied at the relevant time. It is a question of where the money sits in the interim, and I am grateful to...

Public Bill Committee: National Insurance Contributions Bill: Examination of Witnesses (21 October 2014) See 5 other results from this clause

Shabana Mahmood: Thank you, Mrs Brooke. I welcome both witnesses to the Committee—thank you for coming to give evidence to us. Mr Green, I want to put some questions to you on the targeted anti-avoidance rule in the Bill. The Government have said that they are introducing the TAAR because of the speed with which people are coming up with ways of avoiding tax. Do you think that the TAAR will be...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Clause 5 - Entitlement periods (21 October 2014)

Priti Patel: .... The clause sets out that an entitlement period will be three months long, a key scheme design feature that takes into account both the views of parents and the need to learn lessons from tax credits—as we have touched on—about the risks of long entitlement periods. The three-month entitlement period also avoids both the additional errors and overpayments that an annual scheme...

[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Relationships and Children’s Well-being (21 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Harper: ...is something that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State focuses on, and I think it is the foundation. It is not any form of prejudice; it is the evidence behind the Government’s wish to recognise marriage in the tax system. The Prime Minister made it clear in his speech at the Relationships Alliance, at which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and my hon. Friend the...

Public Bill Committee: National Insurance Contributions Bill: Examination of Witnesses (21 October 2014) See 3 other results from this clause

...? When the legislation applies, the intermediaries are the instrumental parties involved in this. They have a clear relationship with and understanding of the end clients and also of employment law and tax law in terms of employment. We considered them to be key. Throughout this process, we have tried to reduce the administrative burden and bring in legislation that will affect such...

Public Bill Committee: National Insurance Contributions Bill: Examination of Witnesses (21 October 2014) See 6 other results from this clause

Shabana Mahmood: Thank you both for coming to give evidence. I would like to put some questions about clauses 3 and 4, which relate to the provisions for follower notices and accelerated payments, and promoters of tax avoidance schemes. Some of these provisions have already been made in the Finance Act 2014, so the sister provisions have been in place for a short period. How do you both think that they are...

Uk Government: Scotland (16 October 2014)

Gordon Brown: ...a will on all sides of the House to resolve issues of English as well as Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland representation and rights. In an attempt to be constructive, I will put forward five suggestions that might help to avoid what must never be allowed to become a constitutional impasse in this House and this country. First, I believe that we can all agree on 16 new powers for the...

Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day]: NHS Services (Access) (15 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Liz Kendall: ...the Conservatives came in and forgot all about reassurance. Lansley managed to alienate all the professional people in Britain who were trusted on the NHS.” The Government’s NHS reorganisation was not just terrible politics; it is terrible in practice for patients, taxpayers and NHS staff. I remind hon. Members that the Health and Social Care Act 2012 did not just create 221...

Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day]: National Minimum Wage (15 October 2014)

Eilidh Whiteford: ...way sustainable. It is important to understand that if the minimum wage were linked to inflation, it would have a much better chance of keeping pace with the actual cost of living. That would help avoid the current situation, whereby the minimum wage is well below the cost of living and forces people to be dependent on in-work benefits. It would also help address Labour’s...

Bill Presented: Devolution (Scotland Referendum) (14 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Robert Syms: ...in Scotland, which is why we ended up with a referendum. Although I am opposed to devolution, I think that if Scotland is to stay in the United Kingdom, we must consider more fiscal independence and more tax-raising powers, because then its people will be taking more responsibility, and indeed more blame, for what goes on in Edinburgh. That is the only way to avoid a long running sore of a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: October Monitoring Round:  Resource Allocations (13 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Simon Hamilton: ...that is this year’s financial position. Every single day that passed was making living within our 2014-15 Budget less and less likely. The consequences of breaching the block grant would have been multiple and grave. Not only would Her Majesty's Treasury have removed the total of our overspend, which would have been in the range of 200 million to 300...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Welfare Cuts (23 September 2014)

Nelson McCausland: No. These include changes to the tax system for which the Assembly has no responsibility or control. The report also takes no account of the positive financial impact of universal credit and enhanced childcare provision. I encourage Members to go home, get their calculator out, go through the figures, read what we said and get the real figures rather than those that were...

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (12 September 2014)

Richard Fuller: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy that HM Revenue and Customs collect detailed statistics on tax avoidance separately from data on general compliance.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (12 September 2014)

Richard Fuller: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce a threshold for the maximum proportion of a person’s assets HM Revenue and Customs should seek as advance payment on tax avoidance schemes to prevent people becoming bankrupt.

Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries (11 September 2014)

Alex Cunningham: Carbon taxes have been imposed by consecutive Governments for very good reason, but if our industries are to be competitive, the time has come to examine them carefully and to determine how we go forward. This is not just about taxation, however; we must also take into account the issues that my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent North (Joan Walley) raised a moment ago. Needless to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (11 September 2014)

Chuka Umunna: The tax avoidance mechanism—tax inversion—that Pfizer sought to use through that takeover has been one of the main driving forces behind this year’s surge in cross-border deals. However, this week US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the Obama Administration would crack down on inversions pending further action by Congress. Does the Business Secretary share my concern that if...

Discretionary Social Fund (Redcar and Cleveland) (10 September 2014)

Ian Swales: ...to say, however, that that document went way beyond the definitions that I have mentioned of what the money was for, and it contained a huge number of potential exclusions. Although I understand the need for controls and the avoidance of unnecessary claims on the fund, the policy document seemed to be more about setting out circumstances in which the money could not be given out rather...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Tax Avoidance (10 September 2014)

John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether UK Export Finance monitors the use of booking centres as part of its anti-money laundering policy.

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