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Business of the House (11 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Angela Eagle: ...he agree that this demonstrates that the choice facing Scotland is not, as the nationalists would have us believe, between the status quo or separation? Last Friday, the Government were defeated three times on the bedroom tax when the Affordable Homes Bill promoted by the hon. Member for St Ives (Andrew George) was given a Second Reading by 304 votes to 267. The bedroom tax is callous and...

Regeneration (South-East Wakefield) (10 September 2014)

Jon Trickett: .... It is not sufficient for us to simply walk away from those communities with the job only half done, yet the Government give all the impression in the world of walking away, uninterested. There have been cuts to the CRT; our local council has lost 185 million; 180 local NHS staff have gone; the bedroom tax affects 1,500 people in the area, and so on. The job is not finished. The...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (10 September 2014)

Sharon Hodgson: ...House in paying tribute to our very good friend Jim Dobbin. He was a kind and thoroughly decent man and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Pat and their family. The bedroom tax is discriminatory, damaging, and it is not even working. Last Friday the House was very clear. Will the Government now listen? Will they scrap that wretched policy, because if they...

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government: Building Affordable Homes (8 September 2014)

Emma Reynolds: ...the Government have undermined affordable housing, not promoted it. With the 60% cut to the affordable homes programme, the watering down of section 106 agreements, and the hated and discredited bedroom tax, will the Minister now admit that for all Ministers’ talk on affordable homes—we have heard the same today—the number of homes built for social rent has dropped to a...

Affordable Homes Bill (5 September 2014) See 22 other results from this debate

Sharon Hodgson: ...to be able to speak in the debate. I congratulate the hon. Member for St Ives (Andrew George) on introducing the Bill and making the case for it. He is sincere in his personal opposition to the bedroom tax. I am therefore pleased to support him in trying to do something about it. Like the hon. Gentleman, and like all hon. Members—I am sure this applies not only to Opposition...

[Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Stamp Duty (Housing Market) (4 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Dominic Raab: ...some of the value from their assets and free up some money from them. We should not be creaming money off people with those real social needs. The key point is that stamp duty is a poorly designed tax that undercuts that type of social mobility in both directions. Further to what my hon. Friend said, I have all sorts of horror stories from my constituency, where we feel the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Topical Questions (1 September 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Rachel Reeves: ...by a staggering 12.9 billion between 2010 and 2018. Does that not show that taking action to make work pay would be a much more effective way of controlling housing benefit than the unfair and unworkable bedroom tax, which I and many of my colleagues will be voting to change this Friday, and which we need a Labour Government to repeal after the general election next year?

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future (21 August 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Alex Salmond: ...create a fair and prosperous country than we will. Eighty per cent of Scotland’s MPs at Westminster opposed the current UK Government’s wider changes to social security, and 90 per cent of them opposed the bedroom tax. With independence, the people of Scotland will get the policies that this democratically elected Scottish Parliament votes for, 100 per cent of the time. It is...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare (13 August 2014) See 11 other results from this debate

Nicola Sturgeon: ...and the vision that we put forward will encourage them to vote to take these powers into our own hands. A perfect illustration of that choice, and a topic that we have discussed many times before in the Parliament, is the bedroom tax. Yesterday, the Welfare Reform Committee considered and, I am glad to say, agreed to support the section 63 order to transfer to the Scottish ministers the...

Scottish Parliament: Economic Opportunities of Independence (12 August 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Colin Beattie: ...minimum wages to ensure that the lowest paid are not cast further adrift, and we would, of course, take charge of our own welfare system, which would mean that we would never have negative and unproductive measures such as the bedroom tax imposed on those who can least afford it. Let us not forget that Westminster still wants to make many more spending cuts and that independence is the...

Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment (22 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

John McDonnell: ...-party basis. May I tread into Northern Ireland again and talk about welfare reform there? The Government are seeking to impose their welfare reform legislation on the people of Northern Ireland, including the bedroom tax, the harsh benefit sanctions, the disaster of universal credit and work capability assessments, with all their adverse consequences. Sinn Fein has looked at the hardship...

Housing: Underoccupancy Charge — Question (22 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Hollis of Heigham: My Lords, everything we feared about the bedroom tax has been confirmed by this research—everything. Two-thirds of affected families are disabled. As there are no small homes, only 4% have been able to downsize. They cannot move but as most cannot get discretionary housing payments, they cannot pay and stay either. So 60% are in arrears; one-third face eviction; meals are forgone; debts...

Poverty and Social Exclusion — Question (17 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Sherlock: My Lords, the long-awaited interim report on the bedroom tax emerged this week. It slipped out at the height of the reshuffle without so much as a ministerial Statement, and it confirms what we knew—that only 4.5% of claimants have downsized, arrears have gone up, half of claimants have cut back on essentials such as food, and a quarter have gone into debt to avoid losing their home. I...

Business of the House (17 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Angela Eagle: ...of the House tell us why they are wasting time with this PR exercise? This morning, we discovered that the Liberal Democrats had made their most shameless U-turn since their last one: this time it is the bedroom tax. We told them it would create misery and save no money, but their votes got it on to the statute book, and their votes defended it time and again. Given that there is now no...

Finance Bill — Second Reading (16 July 2014)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...to our deliberations, even when he has retired from the chairmanship. The noble Lord, Lord Wakeham, also introduced an interesting dimension to the debate. I identified three quite significant taxes which he wanted the Revenue to wipe out in terms of receipts. We are often accused on this side of the House of spending money too easily—quite wrongly, of course—but the noble Lord...

Welfare Reform (Cumbria) (16 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Jamie Reed: Bedroom tax.

Opposition Day — [4th Allotted Day]: Housing Supply (9 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Andy Sawford: .... Member for St Ives (Andrew George) spoke of his private Member’s Bill on social housing. I know that the shadow Minister will talk constructively with him about that Bill. He talked a great deal of sense about the bedroom tax, which he opposed, and he highlighted its consequences. Of course, his party is accountable for that policy, and we have used Opposition days to give it many...

Rural Economy — Motion to Take Note (3 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Baroness Royall of Blaisdon: ...paid work”. What are the Government doing to identify land in rural areas which can be used specifically for affordable homes? As the noble Lord, Lord Cameron, said, rural housing associations have been hit very hard by the bedroom tax. Lack of smaller homes means that even when people are willing and able to move they cannot be rehoused, so they are now in arrears and struggling...

Bills Presented — Affordable Homes Bill: Schedule 33 — Companies owned by employee-ownership trusts (2 July 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Mark Field: If the hon. Lady will excuse me, I will make some progress, as there are other Members who want to speak. We are now looking at drawing tax avoidance measures so widely. It has been common practice for investors to err on the side of caution and sign up, as the Minister knows, to the HMRC’s own disclosure of tax avoidance schemes—DOTAS—register. Currently, if the UK tax...

Finance Bill: New Clause 11 — Capital gains tax and employee shareholders (1 July 2014)

Catherine McKinnell: I thank my hon. Friend for that intervention as it takes me neatly to my next point, which is the issue of tax avoidance. Several people share our concern that the employee rights scheme is potentially vulnerable to significant abuse. I raised that concern during consideration of last year’s Finance Bill, when we tabled an amendment calling on the Government to review the impact of this...

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