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Housing and Planning Bill: What is a starter home? (3 May 2016)

Karen Buck: ...pointed out that a starter home capped at 450,000 in inner London, where the average open market property is going for 2 million, lavishes a gain on a particular small cohort of first-time buyers. Westminster Council states that “the potential tax-free capital gain, after eight years of occupation…is very considerable (depending on the number of bedrooms) and wholly...

Backbench Business: Social Security (Equality) (26 Apr 2016)

Debbie Abrahams: ...received support from Access to Work, out of the 1.3 million disabled people who are fit and able to work. Much, much more needs to be done. It does not stop there. Other cuts have included the bedroom tax, cuts to supported housing through the local housing allowance and the 1% cut in housing benefit—there has only been a reprieve for the next 12 months. I could also mention other...

Record Copies of Acts (20 Apr 2016)

Paul Flynn: ...163;100,000, and the 37 million that his Department gave to Kids Company, and imagine what they could do with it? The Government have been so mean on the employment and support allowance and on the bedroom tax, but are saving the vellum.

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (3rd Day) (Continued) (18 Apr 2016)

Lord Beecham: I congratulate my worthy successor as chairman of the Local Government Association on disabusing his colleague of the notion I referred to—that the taxpayer is funding council housing and subsidising people who should not be subsidised. It is simply not true, and I am very glad that the noble Lord, Lord Porter, made that point. I and all on our Benches support the amendments in the...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (3rd Day) (18 Apr 2016)

Lord Beecham: .... The noble Lord, Lord Best, having referred to Zoopla, I should declare an interest on top of my local authority interests. Recently Zoopla gave an evaluation, not sought by me, for my four-bedroom semi-detached in Newcastle of 5.96 million. On my pointing out that this was somewhat excessive—despite the house having been built by the father of the noble and learned Lord, Lord...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (2nd Day) (13 Apr 2016)

Lord Best: ...to another property—for example, for an elderly person to downsize from a family house to a bungalow or sheltered housing flat, making way for a young family; or for a widow to downsize to escape having to pay the dreadful bedroom tax, because she is deemed to have a spare room at present; or for a family to move out of overcrowded premises to somewhere bigger. But since these moves...

Tax Avoidance and Evasion (13 Apr 2016)

David Anderson: First, let me reply to a few points that have been raised today. I agree that it was utterly wrong that a cleaner was paying more tax than a hedge fund manager—it stank. But thank God that cleaner was getting the national minimum wage, which was resisted by the Conservative party and the Liberal Democrats: 3.60 instead of 1.90—that is the truth. I welcome the fact that...

Backbench Business: Supported Housing (12 Apr 2016)

Alan Brown: ...housing benefit rates without thinking about the impact on supported accommodation. The measure is expected to save only half a billion pounds over this parliamentary term. When compared with the 8.5 billion cut in corporation tax and the 5.5 billion of capital gains and inheritance tax giveaways in the Budget, that half a billion pounds is a drop in the ocean. The Government...

Uk Steel Industry (12 Apr 2016)

Anna Turley: ...coke ovens, in which millions of pounds had been invested—expensive national assets belonging to the British steel industry now laid to waste. We can add to that a loss to the Exchequer of the tax intake from those 3,000 workers; the 50 million—and it is 50 million, not 80 million—paid for retraining; and the further 30 million for redundancies and...

Business of the House (24 Mar 2016)

Melanie Onn: ...his appointment, he faced calls for him to step down as patron of his local Mencap branch because of his support for the Government’s disability benefit cuts. He is also taking his own constituents to court to force them to pay the bedroom tax. He may be a new face, but it seems that it is just more of the same from the nasty party. There were more U-turns as the Government changed...

Property: Shared Ownership — Question (23 Mar 2016)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...’s understanding of the care with which he has approached this issue of home ownership and the question of shared space, and how it contrasts with the way in which the Government introduced the bedroom tax?

Scottish Parliament: Fairer Scotland (23 Mar 2016)

...Act 2013 to give disabled people greater control over their lives, and when the Tories cut the independent living fund, we created our own fund and put extra money into it. We are also fully mitigating the bedroom tax to protect 72,000 households, 80 per cent of which have a disabled adult living in them, and as soon as we have the powers, we will make sure that we abolish the pernicious...

Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (22 Mar 2016)

Angela Eagle: ...to become leader of the Tory party and Prime Minister, and that the chief interest the Chancellor was promoting was his own. In an effort to curry favour with his own side, he announced increases in tax thresholds and cuts to capital gains tax, and he decided that cuts to disability benefits would pay for them. The Chancellor has presented a catastrophic Budget—omnishambles does not...

Immigration Bill — Report (3rd Day) (Continued) (21 Mar 2016)

the Bishop of Norwich: ...8217; House will know from personal experience, even adult children who have left home often return when need arises. Indeed, my own personal experience of adult children is that territorial control of bedrooms continues even when they have got married or have their flats elsewhere—I am thinking of introducing a bedroom tax in Bishop’s House in Norwich. Children in care are not...

Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (21 Mar 2016)

David Mowat: ...4 that was spent. We are trying to fix that. Labour Members are right; it has taken us longer than we thought. Perhaps they wanted us to cut harder. This evening, however, we have heard that as well as the bedroom tax being wrong, every single cut that has been made was wrong. The NHS apparently needs more, and the police need more. We have even heard from the right hon. Member for...

Welfare — Statement (21 Mar 2016)

Baroness Sherlock: ...and out of work, who depend on PIP, so I hope that we will be able to get some clear answers to questions today. First, does the Minister now accept that it was wrong to propose taking 4.4 billion from disabled people to fund tax cuts that mostly benefit those on higher incomes and those with much greater wealth? Secondly, disabled people will be relieved to hear that the cut in PIP...

Points of Order (21 Mar 2016)

Rachel Reeves: ...that he wants to listen to disabled people. There is a case in the Supreme Court at the moment. Paul and Sue Rutherford, who are constituents of the Secretary of State, won an exemption from the bedroom tax in the High Court, and that case is now in the Supreme Court. If the Secretary of State wants to listen to disabled people, perhaps he could listen to his own constituents and stop...


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