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Results 1–20 of 2540 for tax avoidance

Trade Union Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (10 Feb 2016)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...the Government Whip is not in his place at the moment. It is rather unusual for the Minister to agree to answer one debate when responding to another. I hope that that does not mean that she will avoid any of the questions raised in the previous debate, however unusual the procedure that has been adopted may be. I also hope that she has found her folder: she told me in the Ladies that she...

Police Grant Report (England and Wales) (10 Feb 2016)

David Hanson: ...precept. My local force area in north Wales has had a grant reduction of 18% over the four years. At the same time, there has been a 14.5% rise in the precept. My constituents are paying more in local taxes at a time when they are losing money in central Government grant. The point, which my hon. Friend the Member for Denton and Reddish (Andrew Gwynne) understands, is that the poorest...

Scottish Parliament: HM Revenue and Customs (Centralisation) (10 Feb 2016)

Linda Fabiani: ...HMRC operation in East Kilbride is dependent on the lease negotiations for the building, which was disposed of by Gordon Brown to a subsidiary of a company whose financial arrangements enable it to avoid paying UK corporation tax? Will he impress on the relevant UK minister the importance of maintaining the East Kilbride operation and of the negotiation with the Guernsey-based Mapeley...

Scottish Parliament: Fiscal Framework (Agreement) (10 Feb 2016)

Malcolm Chisholm: Surely it is clear to everyone except the UK Government that population increase is relevant when analysing the growth of tax receipts. Is it not therefore essential to focus on the growth of the UK tax base per capita in order to be true to the no-detriment principle, to treat Scotland and the rest of the UK equally, and to avoid money being withdrawn from Scotland simply because the English...

Scottish Parliament: Education (10 Feb 2016)

Kezia Dugdale: ...and the powers to come, with a 50p top rate to invest in closing the gap in our schools so that a child’s chances in life do not depend on how much their parents earn, the Scottish rate of income tax being set 1p higher to protect schools and local services from cuts, and half a billion pounds more investment in our future. That is our choice. That is the Labour choice, and when...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (9 Feb 2016)

Leslie Cree: ...until June, but it remains crucial that Committees continue to monitor the spending of their respective Departments so that underspends are minimised and the return of funds to the Treasury is avoided. We are told that the 2016-17 Budget is predicated on the full drawdown of available reinvestment and reform initiative (RRI) borrowing. I understand the logic of capital projects which...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Feb 2016)

Lord Flight: ...practical and low-cost measures to enforce existing laws to protect tenants from criminal landlords. If measures along the lines of this proposed new clause are adopted, I also believe they would avoid the need for new regulations. The private rented sector has already become larger than the social rented sector, and PricewaterhouseCoopers estimate that, by 2025, 25% of UK households will...

Sports Clubs: HMRC Status (9 Feb 2016)

Damian Hinds: ...for community amateur sports clubs, which, among other things, play an important part in consolidating our Olympic legacy, as my hon. Friend mentioned. It is right that the Government should use the tax system, as well as other forms of support, to encourage the benefits offered by those clubs. There are about 7,115 community amateur sports clubs, and they certainly deserve the...

Public Bill Committee: Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Clause 6 - Monetary Policy Committee: membership (9 Feb 2016)

John Mann: ...new clause 6 is an excellent amendment that I wholeheartedly endorse. If we look at the FPC’s membership, they have huge experience of being in companies that have not paid a great deal of tax in the United Kingdom, so some expertise is brought to bear. The multinational structure of the UK economy, lauded as being the most open in the world, is also a potential systemic risk. The...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: VAT: Fraud (9 Feb 2016)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are committed to tackling tax avoidance, evasion and fraud at all levels to ensure everyone pays the right tax at the right time. HMRC introduced a series of taskforces in 2011 to target specific high risk sectors in certain locations. There are currently no plans for a taskforce dedicated to the London souvenir and gift trade, although that does not mean that...

Capital Markets Union: A Welcome Start (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (4 Feb 2016)

Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted: ...old factor of deep markets had helped the US to be less reliant on banks and to recover more quickly. On top of that was the policy response to bailing out banks, which made rules to protect national balance sheets—usually rendered as protecting taxpayers. That was done through a process of bailing in bondholders—that is, converting them into equity—which means they are...

Parliamentary Sovereignty and EU Renegotiations (4 Feb 2016)

Pat Glass: ...Member for Basildon and Billericay said that the electorate got very exercised about our sovereignty. Not in my experience: people in my constituency are concerned about jobs, youth unemployment, housing, the bedroom tax, tax avoidance by large companies and, yes, immigration, but the people I speak to never talk about the sovereignty of the EU, EU bureaucracy or Britain’s rebate....

Business of the House (4 Feb 2016)

Chris Bryant: ...for Work and Pensions? Is this some kind of cruel joke or deliberate insult to benefit claimants and people in receipt of pensions? For years, Amazon has used anti-competitive practices to crush competitors. It has used deliberate and calculated means of avoiding paying its fair share of tax in this country and it has systematically refused to co-operate in tackling VAT fraud. If it was a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Ethical Investment Policy (4 Feb 2016)

John Pugh: ...the right hon. Lady for that full response, but is not the correct principle that the commissioners actively seek to shun investment in companies guilty of what the Chancellor calls “aggressive tax avoidance”?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Business: Taxation (4 Feb 2016)

David Gauke: ...as a deterrent and support wider and more cost effective compliance interventions. HMRC takes cases to court when litigation is necessary. Since April 2013, HMRC has won 80%. Over 1.37 billion tax was protected by litigation against large business avoidance in that period.

Scottish Parliament: Cabinet (Meetings) (4 Feb 2016)

...direct quote: “Liberal Democrats in the UK government”— just to remind him, they were in coalition with the Conservatives— “are building a stronger economy ... here in Scotland with lower taxes ... This is” what “the broad UK shoulders enable us to deliver.” Having misled the Scottish people that the only way to avoid tax rises was to vote...

Housing Benefit (Abolition of the Family Premium and Date of Claim Amendment) Regulations 2015 — Motion to Regret (3 Feb 2016)

Lord Freud: ...on 30 April this year. They will continue to receive the family premium until they are no longer responsible for any children or young people under 20 or make a new claim for housing benefit. To avoid people dying at the stake for the sake of these premiums, I remind noble Lords of their very complicated history which started in 1988. With the reform of tax credits, it was removed from...

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day] — Tax Avoidance and Multinational Companies (3 Feb 2016)

Damian Hinds: ...money that is supposed to be coming in, but is not. As my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary set out comprehensively at the start of the debate, no Government have done more than we have to crack down on tax evasion and aggressive tax avoidance. The Government crackdown, led by my right hon. Friends the Prime Minister and the Chancellor, has resulted in more than 40 changes to tax law to...

Local Government Funding — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (3 Feb 2016)

Alison Thewliss: ...is true and really quite stark. It is a very sleekit way for the Government to duck their responsibilities and pass on cuts. It is really unfair for them to pass on the social care precept as a tax rise for local government to carry out. The hon. Member for Hampstead and Kilburn (Tulip Siddiq) spoke movingly about vulnerable people and areas of deprivation. People are already suffering...


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