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Debate on the Address: Coal Authority (Compensation Procedures) (26 May 2016)

Adrian Bailey: ...selling their house and moving to suitable accommodation that might be more appropriate to their needs as they get older. The devaluation of my constituents’ homes was accepted by the listing officer when the properties were revalued for council tax purposes in December 2013. The properties were revalued downwards to reflect what had happened. By failing to provide my constituents...

Debate on the Address: The Economy and Work (26 May 2016)

Caroline Flint: ...the Tory Benches is obviously having an impact on some of the policy areas outlined by the hon. Gentleman, such as the forced academisation of schools and the plight of the working poor. Today, I will focus on tax transparency and prison reform. In the Gracious Speech, Her Majesty said: “My government will use the opportunity of a strengthening economy to deliver security for working...

Anti-corruption: Beneficial Ownership Registration - Question (26 May 2016)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...Majesty’s Government what steps they have taken following the anti-corruption summit to address the estimated $1 trillion a year lost to poor countries through illicit capital flows and through tax avoidance and crime, and whether they have a timeline for creating registers of beneficial ownership in the Overseas Territories.

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future in the European Union (26 May 2016)

Lewis Macdonald: ...Corbyn has said, there is a “socialist case” not only for the European Union but for reform and progressive policies within the European Union. As Dave Ward of the Communications Workers Union said last month: “The EU is far from perfect—but it’s necessary for tackling inequality, tax avoidance, climate change and preventing workers being exploited across...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (25 May 2016)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...by the time I have finished my contribution, I will of course write to noble Lords. Among others, the noble Baroness, Lady Jones, and the noble Lords, Lord Rana and Lord Smith, as well as my noble friends Lord Flight and Lord Leigh, raised the issue of tax avoidance, et cetera. The Government established the Pensions Regulator as an independent body to provide effective and proportionate...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 25 May 2016 (25 May 2016)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: ...Ministerial Statement. A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held in Brussels on 25 May 2016. EU Finance Ministers are due to discuss the following items: Anti-Tax Avoidance Package The Presidency will seek a Council general approach on a compromise text relating to the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive. Current Legislative Proposals The Presidency will update...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 25 May 2016 (25 May 2016)

David Gauke: A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held in Brussels on 25 May 2016. EU Finance Ministers are due to discuss the following items: Anti-Tax Avoidance Package The Presidency will seek a Council general approach on a compromise text relating to the Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive. Current Legislative Proposals The Presidency will update the Council on the state of...

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward (25 May 2016)

Kezia Dugdale: ...to cope with even greater cuts to the services that they rely on, and why we would ask the richest 1 per cent to pay their fair share so that we can educate our young people and prepare them for the future. That is not a tax grab, or what Ruth Davidson calls the politics of envy; it is question of fairness—an economic necessity. The priorities that I have outlined are honest...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 May 2016)

George Osborne: We increased resources for HMRC to tackle tax evasion and avoidance. We have introduced a diverted profits tax so that companies such as Google cannot shift their profits offshore anymore, and have made sure that banks pay a higher tax charge than they ever did under the last Labour Government. I come back to this question. The hon. Lady was a Treasury Minister. She stood at this Dispatch...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Lord Haskel: ...of legislation presented to us by the Government, and it is getting worse. The Executive have to do something about it. Of course, what brought this to a head was the statutory instrument regarding tax credits. This precipitated the Strathclyde report, to which many noble Lords have referred. But this was not the only example of poor preparation, or of using secondary legislation to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (24 May 2016)

Rob Marris: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information HM Revenue and Customs holds on the number of people engaged in employment through an employment intermediary in each year since 2008.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Capital Gains Tax (24 May 2016)

David Gauke: Budget 2016 announced reductions in the basic rate of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to 10% and the main rate to 20%, excluding gains on residential property and carried interest. The purpose of these changes is to encourage individuals to invest in companies, helping them to access the capital they need to expand and create jobs. The estimated cost of this measure was published at Budget 2016 and...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Mossack Fonseca (24 May 2016)

David Gauke: ...specialists and analysts from HMRC, the NCA, the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority. The four organisations are working in close partnership to take rapid action on evidence of tax evasion and avoidance, economic crime, regulatory breaches and misconduct identified within the material. The Prime Minister has committed to provide resources to ensure that the material is...

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Chris Stephens: ...fees, which are blocking access to justice for many workers and are so expensive that people will not pursue their claims because the fee is larger than the wages they are owed? Where is the legislation to aggressively go for tax avoidance? We now know, through written answers to questions, that some 3,765 workers in the Department for Work and Pensions are chasing alleged benefit fraud of...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Lord Lawson of Blaby: ...as a major disaster in order to scare the pants off the British people. Then it has spelled out the details of this assumption and called it an analysis. The second striking aspect of the Government’s case is that they avoid like the plague anything that is a matter of fact and dwell exclusively on the area of pure speculation. It is, for example, a fact that UK law is obliged to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: General Anti-abuse Rule Advisory Panel (23 May 2016)

Rob Marris: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax avoidance cases the General Anti-Abuse Rule Advisory Panel made decisions on in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015 and (d) 2016 to date.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (23 May 2016)

Rob Marris: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information HM Revenue and Customs holds on the number of people engaged in employment through an umbrella company in each year since 2008.

Debate on the Address: Transport and Local Infrastructure (19 May 2016)

Brandon Lewis: ...under way, making sure that any legitimate concerns are addressed without holding up production of the houses that we need. Another key element of the Bill is the completion of our reforms to compulsory purchase. For the avoidance of confusion, this involves purchase at current, not future, use value. The Government do not propose changing the existing fundamental principle that...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Baroness Walmsley: ...to make mistakes—fatal mistakes in some cases. The pressure on the NHS could, of course, be lessened in future if we paid more attention to prevention, yet the Government had to be led kicking and screaming into agreeing some kind of sugar tax to reduce child obesity. The measures announced lack ambition. They should be broader and introduced sooner, but at least they are something....


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