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Business of the House (30 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Ian Swales: ...trade. His payslip shows deductions for holiday pay, company margin and both employer’s and employee’s national insurance. Some umbrella firms are paying part of the wages as expenses to avoid tax. Will the Leader of the House ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to make a statement on the legality of such arrangements and what enforcement action his Department is...

Scotland: Devolution — Motion to Take Note (29 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Horam: ...of the English problem work as well. I think that both of them could work. I see no reason in principle why both of those cannot be made to work, even in the limited time available. The question of income tax and other taxation has been raised. I do not see that as a problem of principle or an economic problem. There was a very good article in the Financial Times the other day saying that,...

Railways (Public Sector Operators): Taxation of Pensions Bill (29 October 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

Priti Patel: ...consequences of mis-selling and fraud. I would like to reply to a number of points made in the debate. The hon. Member for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland (Tom Blenkinsop) talked about the tax revenue implications of the annual allowance and highlighted the evidence given before the Pension Schemes Bill Committee on 23 October. As my hon. Friend the Financial Secretary outlined...

Opposition Day — [8th allotted day]: Coalfield Communities (28 October 2014)

Michael Dugher: ...to deploy the Army against the miners to gain victory during the strike. It is extraordinary to think that, all these years later, a British Government would seriously consider deploying British armed forces against their own people—ordinary, hard-working, decent, law-abiding, tax-paying, patriotic men who were guilty of nothing more than legally withdrawing their labour to defend...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Clause 50 - Power to charge interest (28 October 2014)

Priti Patel: ...scheme. Clause 50 allows HMRC to charge interest on overdue scheme debts at normal HMRC rates. Clause 51 allows HMRC to offset the associated amount repayable under the scheme against the backdated tax credit award when parents win a tax credit review or appeal. That gives parents the right level of support from the start and avoids making them go into debt when there is no need for them...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Copycat Websites (Government Services) (28 October 2014)

Chris Evans: I absolutely agree. The worst aspect of the DVLA scam is that people need a tax disc. It worries me that, as we move away from the traditional tax disc to a system of paying by direct debit, people could perhaps be scammed monthly, and pay over the odds every single month, because websites will be getting residual income every time. Research conducted by Ipsos MORI for the Advertising...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Waste Disposal: Lancashire (27 October 2014)

Kris Hopkins: ...weekly collections of residual waste. Ribble Valley’s recycling collection is beneficial for Lancashire County Council as (i) the waste does not therefore go to landfill and incur landfill tax; and (ii) it receives the value of the recycled materials. My Department does not collect data on or estimate the financial effect on councils as a result of the withdrawal of recycling...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: Examination of Witness (23 October 2014) See 2 other results from this clause

Steve Webb: I think we may be talking at cross-purposes. In the previous evidence, we had a journalist here who was alleging that, because of these new freedoms, massive tax avoidance would be going on. I pointed out that in theory that would be true in 2014-15, but in reality it is not happening. I was not referring to the post-15 freedoms, I was referring to the fact that people were not...

Public Bill Committee: Pension Schemes Bill: - Examination of Witnesses (23 October 2014) See 2 other results from this clause

John Greenwood: The new easy access rules create a huge risk of widespread tax avoidance. If everyone over 55 takes full advantage of them, the Treasury could lose 20 billion in 2015-16—obviously, that is a massive number. That will not happen, but if even a tenth of people do, that is still a 2 billion loss. That seems to make quite a hole in the Treasury’s...

Public Bill Committee: Childcare Payments Bill: Clause 15 - Childcare accounts (23 October 2014)

Priti Patel: ...parents in mind, and we are working on that with stakeholders. Amendment 10 would allow regulations to be brought forward to permit parents who receive support from other schemes, such as universal credit or tax credits, to receive payments through a child care account. I should remind the Committee that the new scheme is fundamentally different from schemes such as universal credit and...

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...

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