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Written Ministerial Statements — Business, Innovation and Skills: UK Coal Production Ltd (10 April 2014)

Michael Fallon: ...necessary to enable the managed closure. The proposal involves the Government contributing an interest-bearing loan of 10 million alongside additional contributions from other parties. The taxpayer would face significant losses and liabilities in the event of an immediate insolvency of UK Coal, principally relating to redundancy and unpaid tax liabilities. Considering this, the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Part 2 — Devolution of Wales long haul rates of duty (9 April 2014)

Angus MacNeil: ..., and I intend to press new clause 7 to a vote. Unfortunately, air passenger duty has become yet another of the Westminster Government’s damaging interventions in the Scottish economy. It is a tax whose time has passed, if indeed it was ever fitting for Scotland, and it is at best only a demand management tool for Heathrow, needed because of the dithering and prevarication at...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: New Clause 5 — Bank payroll tax (9 April 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

David Gauke: ...the Government do not consider that there is much to be achieved by accepting it. It would add little to the Bill. HMRC already publishes each year statistics on PAYE, the bank levy, corporation tax and bank payroll tax receipts from the banking sector, although they are not broken down by different groups of banks. The most recent publication—from August 2013—showed that the...

Income Distribution and Taxation (9 April 2014)

Mark Harper: ...I congratulate her on her well-deserved promotion, and I am very pleased that she is still able to respond to this debate. I wrote to her earlier today to congratulate her on her innovative way of avoiding responding to my debate, but she is stuck with me for the next 29 minutes or so. I secured the debate because, although I touched on the matter briefly in my short contribution to the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Clause 11 — Tax relief for married couples and civil partners (9 April 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

David Burrowes: ...health benefits, and mention has been made of smoking and other issues. Leading research has stated: “If marriage were a drug it would be hailed as a miracle cure.” Why are the Opposition so keen to avoid a basic measure to recognise marriage in the tax system? Members should not take my word for all this. Let us go across the Atlantic and hear what Barack Obama wrote in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: New Clause 4 — Report on increasing the additional rate of income tax to 50% (8 April 2014) See 13 other results from this debate

David Gauke: ...for any Government is to work out the best way of doing that. Let us look at this Government’s record on raising money from the wealthiest. Budget 2010 increased the higher rate of capital gains tax and Budget 2011 tackled avoidance through disguised remuneration—a policy that was opposed by the Labour party, even though it addressed avoidance by high earners. Budget 2012...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Clause 5 — Charge for financial year 2015 (8 April 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

David Gauke: ...steps to ensure that we can export more. We recognise that we need to export more, and that we need more business investment. However, the way in which to ensure that that happens is not to try to avoid a competitive tax system, or to turn our back on the progress that we have made. All that would put the recovery at risk, and I fear that it is what we would get from Labour.

Bill Presented: Civil Service Reform (3 April 2014)

Kelvin Hopkins: ...were not able to handle the situation. We had the west coast main line debacle. I understand that because of churn, those who had some vague understanding of franchising were quickly moved on, and there was nobody left to do the job properly. Keeping experienced staff—avoiding churn—is vital. That means not cuts at all costs, but making sure that we retain those civil servants...

Housing Costs (3 April 2014)

Anne Begg: ...for housing costs in the reformed welfare system. Our inquiry explored recent reforms to housing support, including the effects of the individual household benefit cap, the changes to council tax relief, the effects on supported accommodation and reforms to local housing allowance, which is housing benefit for those who are renting in the private sector. We considered the changes that...

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (3 April 2014)

Mike Freer: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Government's response to the consultation Tackling marketed tax avoidance will be published.

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Anti-Avoidance Provision (3 April 2014)

David Gauke: The Government are fully committed to tackling tax and national insurance avoidance and will take the necessary steps to protect the Exchequer and maintain fairness in the tax system. We have introduced legislation which amends the agency legislation in the Social Security (Categorisation of Earners) Regulations 1978 (“the 1978 regulations”) to tackle avoidance, through false...

Scottish Parliament: Oil and Gas Industry (Bareboat Tax) (2 April 2014)

Murdo Fraser: Does the minister agree that it is somewhat ironic that Scottish National Party members, who are forever coming to the chamber to demand that the UK Government takes action on tax avoidance by large multinational companies, are now complaining when the chancellor takes exactly such action to close down a tax loophole?

Scottish Parliament: Tax Collection and Management (Costs) (2 April 2014)

John Swinney: We estimate that the basic set-up and collection costs for the land and buildings transaction tax and the Scottish landfill tax will be 16.7 million up to 2019-20. That is 25 per cent less than the estimate in June 2012 by HM Revenue and Customs of the cost of setting up and collecting taxes on a like-for-like basis with stamp duty, land tax and United Kingdom landfill tax over the same...

Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill (1 April 2014) See 24 other results from this debate

David Gauke: ...a give-away Budget but one of a Government who are sticking to the plan. My hon. Friend raised concerns about the DOTAS policy and the way in which those in disputes are being asked to pay their tax before the matter is finally determined. It is worth pointing out that that will apply only when a DOTAS notification has been made or, in future, when the case relates to a general anti-abuse...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland: A Good Global Citizen (1 April 2014)

Jackson Carlaw: ...to compete against such a wealth of knowledge on all subjects. I once again pay tribute to the vast reach of his interests and erudition—I say that with mock sincerity. The Prime Minister put tackling tax avoidance at the top of the G8 agenda. Large companies that avoid paying taxes are depriving developing countries of the funds that are necessary to implement food security...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing (1 April 2014)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ..., but prohibit it from Commonwealth countries such as Australia, Canada or India. Of course, it is important that overseas owners of property pay their way. That is why this Government has taken action to tackle tax avoidance by reforming taxation of higher-value UK residential property held by non-natural persons, and also levelling the playing field by introducing capital gains tax on...

Bill Presented: Wales Bill (31 March 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Nia Griffith: ...a Newport postcode ends up, in effect, being put in Wales when in fact they are in England. He also mentioned the complexities of payroll for small businesses in the event of devolution of income tax. I think he is really saying that there needs to be a very thorough impact assessment on all these issues, and we would certainly call for that. The hon. Member for Brecon and Radnorshire...

Water Bill — Report (2nd Day) (31 March 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord de Mauley: ...that the pool was viable and affordable. Including band H properties would increase the costs of Flood Re overall, which could result in a reduction in the benefits to households in lower council tax bands or an increase in the levy for all households. We stand by the decision to target support to those in lower council tax bands, as reflected in the memorandum of understanding. Responding...

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Evasion (31 March 2014)

John McDonnell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many evasion referrals were made by the taskforces established by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to crack down on tax evasion and tax avoidance to the HMRC Evasion Referral Team in each tax year from 2011-12; and how many of those referrals were adopted as working cases by the HMRC's (i) Criminal Investigation, (ii) Specialist Investigation and (iii)...

Access to Ports (27 March 2014)

Gordon Marsden: ...earlier this year. The Select Committee report found that although some ports, such as DP Gateway, could fund their expansion and expected to, others did not. The Government’s blunt response was that “promoters whose developments would otherwise cause significant detriment to existing network users should be expected to avoid or mitigate such detriment, through traffic...

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