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Results 1–20 of 2427 for tax avoidance

Energy Bill [HL] — Second Reading (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: ...up with water and with unstable cliff faces. Restoration liabilities are estimated to be over £160 million. One operator with some foresight and sense, Hargreaves, has submitted a proposal to the Government for carbon price support tax exemption which is similar to the scheme for coal slurry. That would support opencast coal restoration projects. It also has the support of the wider...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation (22 Jul 2015)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the amount of tax lost to the Exchequer through tax avoidance and evasion measures.

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (21 Jul 2015)

Lord Stoneham of Droxford: ...order. First, I welcome the one-year delay for achieving a surplus and the smoothing of public spending trends to reduce the immediate pain of the welfare cutbacks. Secondly, I welcome the raising of tax thresholds, although I would have liked the Government to have put more emphasis now and in the future on raising the national insurance threshold. Thirdly, I welcome the phasing out of...

Bill Presented — Constitutional Convention (No. 2) Bill: Finance Bill (21 Jul 2015)

Damian Hinds: ...This Government have set out a bold plan for the next stage of Britain’s economic recovery and this Finance Bill helps us to deliver it. The Bill will help move our economy from a low-wage, high-tax, high-welfare economy to a higher-wage, lower-tax, less welfare-reliant economy. It rewards work and ensures that hard-working families can keep more of the money they earn. It cuts taxes...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Revenue (21 Jul 2015)

David Gauke: The change in revenue from tax changes announced in the summer Budget is shown in the Budget document. It shows that net receipts increase by between £4 billion and £6.5 billion in each full year of the forecast period. The Government pledged to raise £5 billion per year from tax. The measures announced in the Budget mean that by 2019-20, the Government will have delivered on...

Légion d’Honneur (UK Normandy Veterans) (21 Jul 2015)

Mark Lancaster: ...for checking bona fides, thereby speeding up applications. To assist the Légion authorities further, we are resubmitting all cases in which awards have not already been made at an agreed rate of 100 a week to avoid over-taxing the system. We hope that those cases will be approved within about three weeks. We fully expect that process to result in a regular flow of awards. Although it...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill (20 Jul 2015)

Carolyn Harris: It is hard to see how the changes contained in the Bill will not result in hardship for the most vulnerable families. We know that the cuts in tax credits will have a serious impact on working families earning low wages, and that neither the increased minimum wage nor the higher personal allowance will plug the gap. We also know that there will be less support for families with more than two...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (20 Jul 2015)

Paul Flynn: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how HM Revenue and Customs plans to spend the additional funding allocated to it in the Summer Budget 2015 to tackle tax avoidance.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: HSBC: Tax Avoidance (20 Jul 2015)

Louise Haigh: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2015 to Question 261, what progress has been made on the inquiry into tax avoidance facilitated by HSBC.

NHS: Reform — Statement (16 Jul 2015)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...his right honourable friend Andy Burnham in the other place misquote me out of context from the debate that we had last week, I thought that there was no hope of a non-partisan approach to the NHS. For the avoidance of any doubt from anybody, and as I think I made pretty clear in last week’s debate, I believe fundamentally and passionately in a universal, tax-funded healthcare...

Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill [HL] — Report (2nd Day) (15 Jul 2015)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...to the matters he has raised this evening when we consider that Bill. Amendment 75A would require the Secretary of State to lay a report in Parliament on the introduction of higher bands of council tax in the areas of both combined and local authorities. The Government have stated their determination to keep council tax bills low. The last five years of council tax increases are the lowest...

16. Tax Avoidance Involving Carried-Forward Losses (14 Jul 2015)

16. Tax Avoidance Involving Carried-Forward Losses

Bill Presented — National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (14 Jul 2015)

Rob Flello: ...it to be set at £7.20 is already well short of the necessary £7.85. As said many times, including by my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield Central (Paul Blomfield), setting the living wage takes into account tax credits and additional support. Actually, the real living wage should be recast at a higher figure now that so much of people’s tax credits has been wiped out....

Public Bill Committee: Education and Adoption Bill: New Clause 2 (14 Jul 2015)

Louise Haigh: ...the David Ross Foundation, which has 30 academies incorporating primary, secondary, grammar and special schools, and is looking to take over more, especially if the Bill is passed. Arpad Busson, the founding chairman of Ark Schools, gave £75,000, perhaps from the taxes he avoided as a non-dom, and of course the former Conservative treasurer, Lord Fink, is also heavily involved in the...

Broadband (Suffolk) (13 Jul 2015)

Daniel Poulter: ...for communication. This is affecting their ability to innovate and use new farm technology and software, which needs to be downloaded from the internet, and meet other Government regulations such as VAT, vehicle tax and animal tagging. Our farmers need to innovate to increase productivity in order to compete in international markets where higher broadband speeds are the norm. It is for the...

Isil: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (13 Jul 2015)

Mark Durkan: ...East (Stuart C. McDonald), who made his maiden speech. He is probably the only Member who could accuse another Member of identity theft, hijacking and credit theft, and still comply with the rules of avoiding controversy in a maiden speech. I cannot agree with what I have heard from some Conservative Members about the Budget. The hon. Member for Cannock Chase (Amanda Milling) said that...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Taxation (13 Jul 2015)

Justine Greening: DFID and HM Treasury ministers and officials meet regularly to discuss issues of common interest, including tax and development. We have worked closely to progress the G20 agenda on tax and development to ensure that developing countries can participate in the G20/OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) process and are able to implement its outputs. At the Autumn Statement the Chancellor...

Bills Presented: Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (9 Jul 2015)

Julian Knight: ...it is the hard-working engine of the west midlands. The Chancellor has effectively reset how the state interacts with the economy and the individual, subtly, cautiously and over time. In the Opposition debate on tax credits, I acknowledged the important role that tax credits play in many of my constituents’ finances. They help them to get over humps in the road in their lives and can...

[Mr Graham Brady in the Chair] — Elected Mayors and Local Government (9 Jul 2015)

Julian Knight: ...jealously guards its independence. It is a small authority that was nearly abolished in the 1970s, but managed a stay of execution. It is a very well run authority. We have frozen our council tax for five years and we are recognised across the region as offering very good value for money for our taxpayers. However, when I am stopped in the street and asked about the combined authority, I...

National Health Service: Sustainability — Motion to Take Note (9 Jul 2015)

Baroness Walmsley: .... The prediction is that costs in the NHS will rise at 4% per year, and more and more health trusts are going into deficit, as we have heard. Yet voters are reluctant to pay for this from either raised taxes or cuts in other public services—hence today’s demand for a royal commission, which I support. The Government’s Five Year Forward View needs to act as a catalyst to...


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