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Upcoming Business – Lords: Main Chamber (26 May 2016)

Tackling the estimated $1 trillion a year lost to poor countries through illicit capital flows and through tax avoidance and crime – Lord Collins of Highbury. Oral questions

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (24 May 2016)

Rob Marris: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information HM Revenue and Customs holds on the number of people engaged in employment through an employment intermediary in each year since 2008.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Capital Gains Tax (24 May 2016)

David Gauke: Budget 2016 announced reductions in the basic rate of Capital Gains Tax (CGT) to 10% and the main rate to 20%, excluding gains on residential property and carried interest. The purpose of these changes is to encourage individuals to invest in companies, helping them to access the capital they need to expand and create jobs. The estimated cost of this measure was published at Budget 2016 and...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Mossack Fonseca (24 May 2016)

David Gauke: ...specialists and analysts from HMRC, the NCA, the Serious Fraud Office and Financial Conduct Authority. The four organisations are working in close partnership to take rapid action on evidence of tax evasion and avoidance, economic crime, regulatory breaches and misconduct identified within the material. The Prime Minister has committed to provide resources to ensure that the material is...

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Chris Stephens: ...fees, which are blocking access to justice for many workers and are so expensive that people will not pursue their claims because the fee is larger than the wages they are owed? Where is the legislation to aggressively go for tax avoidance? We now know, through written answers to questions, that some 3,765 workers in the Department for Work and Pensions are chasing alleged benefit fraud of...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Lord Lawson of Blaby: a major disaster in order to scare the pants off the British people. Then it has spelled out the details of this assumption and called it an analysis. The second striking aspect of the Government’s case is that they avoid like the plague anything that is a matter of fact and dwell exclusively on the area of pure speculation. It is, for example, a fact that UK law is obliged to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: General Anti-abuse Rule Advisory Panel (23 May 2016)

Rob Marris: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax avoidance cases the General Anti-Abuse Rule Advisory Panel made decisions on in (a) 2013, (b) 2014, (c) 2015 and (d) 2016 to date.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (23 May 2016)

Rob Marris: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information HM Revenue and Customs holds on the number of people engaged in employment through an umbrella company in each year since 2008.

Debate on the Address: Transport and Local Infrastructure (19 May 2016)

Brandon Lewis: ...under way, making sure that any legitimate concerns are addressed without holding up production of the houses that we need. Another key element of the Bill is the completion of our reforms to compulsory purchase. For the avoidance of confusion, this involves purchase at current, not future, use value. The Government do not propose changing the existing fundamental principle that...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Baroness Walmsley: make mistakes—fatal mistakes in some cases. The pressure on the NHS could, of course, be lessened in future if we paid more attention to prevention, yet the Government had to be led kicking and screaming into agreeing some kind of sugar tax to reduce child obesity. The measures announced lack ambition. They should be broader and introduced sooner, but at least they are something....

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Angus Robertson: ...that we have not actually seen the legislative proposals, I and my colleagues will be very interested in scrutinising and supporting the measures in the Queen’s Speech that are worthy of support. We are especially interested in proposals on combating tax avoidance and keeping up with rapid technological developments that will have a transformative economic and societal impact, such...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister (17 May 2016)

Willie Rennie: ..., there will be times when we oppose. If we strongly disagree, we will strongly oppose, but it will be based on principle and belief. We will not hunt for those differences, and SNP members should avoid a knee-jerk reaction to any opposition to their plans. If SNP members seek to portray any defeat of the Government as a Conservative alliance, they can surely expect similar portrayals of...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation (12 May 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the oral contribution by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 13 April 2016, Official Report, column 374, on tax avoidance and evasion, whether (a) the Guardian, (b) the BBC, (c) the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and (d) the Süddeutsche Zeitung have agreed to provide the data they received.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation: Profits (12 May 2016)

David Gauke: The Diverted Profits Tax is designed to counteract contrived arrangements used to avoid tax in the UK, and incentivise businesses to change their behaviour and pay tax on profits from economic activities in the UK. The Office for Budget Responsibility's (OBR) recent assessment at Budget 2016 is that overall yield (including Corporation Tax from behavioural change) is expected to be close to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Developing Countries: Tax Avoidance (12 May 2016)

Jon Ashworth: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that UK corporate tax rules do not incentivise companies to avoid tax in developing countries.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance: Private Sector (12 May 2016)

Paul Blomfield: ...of the Exchequer, what steps he plans to take to ensure that private sector companies are responsible for their off-payroll workers who use personal service companies paying the correct amount of tax.

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 22-23 April 2016 (12 May 2016)

David Gauke: ...debt on the basis of a Presidency note and a draft report from the High Level Working Group. Panama Papers The European Commission gave a policy reaction outlining measures being taken to tackle tax avoidance. The UK, along with France, Germany, Italy and Spain, launched an initiative on the automatic exchange of beneficial ownership information in April and wrote a G5 letter to EU Member...

School Admissions Code - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Lord Watson of Invergowrie: ...breaches, whether made intentionally or inadvertently, directly impact on the access of parents and children to their local schools, and to simply rely on parents to identify them is not sufficient. Trying to police the arrangements of the increasing number of academies, free schools and faith schools is a bit like HMRC trying to stop tax avoidance. You close one loophole and people just...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Companies: Taxation (11 May 2016)

Desmond Swayne: All organisations that DFID contracts with are subject to the standard DFID Terms and Conditions. These are clear on the organisations responsibility for establishing specific country tax obligations and payment requirements. Supplier compliance expectation is reinforced through DFID’s Statement of Priorities and Expectations (SOPE) which specifies the Department’s position...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Developing Countries: Taxation (11 May 2016)

Tulip Siddiq: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2016 to Question 2381, how much funding has been allocated to HM Revenue and Customs' dedicated team of experts to tackle tax avoidance and evasion in developing countries in each year since the establishment of that team; how many full-time equivalent staff have been employed in that team in each of those years; and...

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