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Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (26 January 2015)

Lord Carlile of Berriew: ...the position that any unnecessary surveillance and invasion of privacy by surveillance, interception of communications or looking at metadata that illegitimately affects the rights of individuals must be avoided. That is certainly the position that I start from. I think that almost everybody in this House starts from that position, whether or not they agree with these amendments, which I...

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Community Pubs (26 January 2015)

Kris Hopkins: ...music, doubling small business rate relief, and increasing the temporary business rate discount for pubs with rateable values below 50,000 from 1,000 to 1,500 for 2015-16, cutting corporation tax and National Insurance for employers, giving pubs greater flexibility over weights and measures, allowing beer and wine to be served in different sizes, and giving publicans tied...

Local Government Finance Settlement — Motion to Take Note (22 January 2015)

Lord Beecham: ...over massive cuts, but also to suggest that the damage is not serious, that councils in general are sitting on vast reserves, or that the 50 helpful hints for savings he jotted down on the back of an envelope could avoid difficulty. The reality, as the Secretary of State must well know, is very different. Capital reserves cannot be used for revenue purposes, revenue reserves must be...

National Infrastructure — Motion to Take Note (22 January 2015)

Lord Deighton: ...process when my experience has been that what we need in government is the ability to get these things moving. If that is where the plan fits in, let me spend a little time talking about the money. Our infrastructure is financed either publicly, from taxpayer money, or privately. Quite a lot of it is financed with a mix. Two-thirds of it is financed in the private sector. On the publicly...

[Mr James Gray in the Chair] — Green Deal (22 January 2015)

Tim Yeo: ...homes. Of course, we are delighted to see the faster rate of take-up of green deal plans in recent months, but, even as of Christmas, there were less than 9,000 green deal plans in progress nationwide. That makes it impossible to avoid the conclusion that this is a very disappointing outcome in relation to the original hopes—and expectations —for the scope of the green deal....

Business of the House (22 January 2015)

Angela Eagle: ...the bills. Real wages have fallen by record amounts, and 5 million people are being paid less than the living wage. That shortfall in wages is being made up by hundreds of millions of pounds of extra spending on tax credits. Will the Leader of the House accept that a low-wage economy is not just bad for hard-working people but bad for public finances, and will he arrange for an urgent...

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport: Railway Stations (Disabled Access) (22 January 2015)

Robert Syms: On disability, the abolition of the tax disc has been a challenge to local authorities, which want to know who is exempt from parking charges. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency was going to give information to local authorities about who was exempt, but because of complaints about it giving information about people on benefits and with disabilities, it has stopped doing so. Many of my...

Wealth Inequality — Question (21 January 2015)

Lord Newby: My Lords, domestically, we have invested heavily in HMRC to ensure that the wealthy pay the tax they owe. We have led efforts through the G20 and the OECD to reform the international tax rules to tackle the issue of multinationals artificially shifting their profits to avoid paying tax. Since 2013, we have been the first G7 country to meet the UN commitment to spend 0.7% of GNI on development aid.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Self-employed: Tax Avoidance (21 January 2015)

Pamela Nash: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many IR35 status enquiries HM Revenue and Customs has made in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) England, (d) Wales and (e) Northern Ireland in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

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

Austin Mitchell: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he plans to make to the President of the EU Commission on tax deals given by Luxemburg to corporations trading in the UK.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: Public Expenditure: 2014-15 January Monitoring and Budget 2015-16 (19 January 2015)

Simon Hamilton: ...agreement reached on welfare reform, puts the Executive’s finances back on a long-term and sustainable basis; it also paves the way for allowing Northern Ireland to set its own rate of corporation tax. I trust that the willingness to compromise and the determination to succeed and to meet deadlines that have made the Budget possible will set the tone when other aspects of the...

Written Ministerial Statements — Communities and Local Government: Demolition (16 January 2015)

Eric Pickles: ...the country to create new homes from empty properties, both residential and commercial; Rewarded councils for bringing 100,000 empty homes back into use through the New Homes Bonus; Given councils new powers to remove council tax subsidies to empty homes, and use the funds to keep the overall rate of council tax down. HM Treasury have also changed tax rules to discourage the use of...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Demolition (16 January 2015)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...down the country to create new homes from empty properties, both residential and commercial;Rewarded councils for bringing 100,000 empty homes back into use through the New Homes Bonus;Given councils new powers to remove council tax subsidies to empty homes, and use the funds to keep the overall rate of council tax down. HM Treasury have also changed tax rules to discourage the use of...

Mental Health — Motion to Take Note (15 January 2015)

Lord Goodlad: ..., yet only 11% of England’s annual secondary care health budget is spent on mental health services. My noble friend set out some of the costs—100 billion a year, including 70 million lost working days, additional welfare benefits, lost tax receipts and the cost of treating avoidable illness. No price can be put on the suffering of those involved. Most of the millions of...

Business of the House (15 January 2015)

David Nuttall: ...? It would give Members the chance to make clear that there is a difference between the deficit and the debt, that positive action or positive discrimination is still discrimination, and that tax avoidance is legal while tax evasion is illegal.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Local Government: Recruitment (15 January 2015)

David Gauke: The government is committed to tackling all forms of tax avoidance and evasion and to ensuring that everyone pays their fair share of tax. Off-payroll workers including those working for limited companies play an important role in helping public sector organisations meet short term needs for specialist advice and interim services. However, it is essential that these workers are meeting...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Tax Avoidance (15 January 2015)

Lord Stoddart of Swindon: ...to the Written Answer by Lord Deighton on 9 December 2014 (HL3168), what steps they are taking to ensure that legislation is properly drafted such that Parliament's intentions are clear with regard to taxation.

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (14 January 2015)

David Cameron: ...to 30 billion of adjustment in the next two years. My party has set out exactly how we meet that: it is 13 billion of departmental cuts and 12 billion of welfare cuts and 5 billion from tax evasion and avoidance. So far the Labour party has told us absolutely diddly-squat about how it would raise a single penny of that money, so the challenge for the Labour party...

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Charter for Budget Responsibility (13 January 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

David Ruffley: ...-heavy housing benefit budget and consider saying that those under 21 or under 25 should have their housing benefit curtailed. Finally—one of the biggest exemplifications of social justice that the current Treasury has come up with—yes, tough anti-avoidance rules. The Labour party in 13 years never dared introduce a general anti-avoidance rule. We are saying that those who have...

Pension Schemes Bill — Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (12 January 2015)

Lord Bradley: ...they help savers when accessing their DC pension pots to ensure that they get the advice or guidance they need, check that the products are appropriate for them, and have taken into account the tax implications, their partners, lifespan and other matters relevant to planning for their retirement. As we have heard, this has been called the second line of defence. The need for it has been...

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