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Public Bill Committee: Taxation of Pensions Bill: New Clause 3 - Pension flexibility: Treasury review (20 November 2014) See 3 other results from this clause

Ian Swales: The witness from the Financial Services Consumer Panel said that products are already emerging that are “even more complex than annuities.”––[Official Report, Taxation of Pensions Public Bill Committee, 11 November 2014; c. 12, Q15.] She said that she could not see how those products would be sold without regulated financial advice as opposed to guidance, because of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Tax Avoidance (20 November 2014)

Lord Beecham: To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they intend to take steps to discourage public bodies from employing as auditors, accountants or financial advisers firms which have facilitated tax avoidance by the use of such devices as those employed in Luxembourg as described in The Guardian on 6 November.

Income Tax — Question (19 November 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Newby: My Lords, the amount of income tax paid by the top 1% is now 28% of the total income tax revenues, which is the highest proportion it has ever been. That is because this Government have put substantially more money into fighting tax avoidance and evasion—far, far more—than the previous Administration.

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit): Clause 144 — Amount of financial penalty for underpayment of national minimum wage (19 November 2014)

Jo Swinson: Various issues affect the tax take and employment, not least the amounts that people are earning, For instance, if people are working for fewer hours, they will pay less income tax, because there will be more people within the tax threshold. That said, we are proud of the fact that we have raised the threshold. I campaigned hard for that in the last Parliament, and I am delighted that we have...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (19 November 2014)

George Howarth: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the amount of UK tax which was lost to tax avoidance practices adopted by multinational technology companies in (a) 2011, (b) 2012 and (c) 2013.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (19 November 2014)

Guto Bebb: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to increase the resources allocated to HM Revenue and Customs to reduce tax avoidance by large multinational corporations.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: New Clause 1 — Payment practices: retention of monies (18 November 2014)

Ben Gummer: I disagree with the hon. Gentleman, although I understand his point. In the end, having thought about this at considerable length, because it is something that has taxed me, I came down on the side of the Minister, because transparency is the best way of ensuring exactly what he intends to achieve. If we start mandating people on payment terms, we end up with perverse consequences as regards...

Public Bill Committee: Taxation of Pensions Bill: New Clause 3 - Pension flexibility: Treasury review (18 November 2014) See 1 other result from this clause

Cathy Jamieson: I have been listening intently to what my hon. Friend says about the behavioural issues. Does he agree that there needs to be a clear focus on the potential behavioural impacts in relation to tax avoidance? It is the nature of things that as soon as a scheme is put in place, there will be people who will try to find their way around it.

Public Bill Committee: Taxation of Pensions Bill: New Clause 2 - Pension flexibility: Treasury analysis (18 November 2014)

David Gauke: ...new clause is unnecessary. First, I will provide a short explanation of the distributional analysis that the Government publish. Distributional analysis measures the impact of Government changes to tax and spending. Although the measures in the Bill are clearly taxation measures, they do not, in and of themselves, make individuals materially worse off or better off. They increase the...

Public Bill Committee: Taxation of Pensions Bill: Schedule - Pension flexibility etc (18 November 2014) See 6 other results from this clause

David Gauke: ...HMRC will also take a pragmatic approach to enforcement in this area, which is very important. The focus of the fines is very much on dealing with the deliberate defaulter or the person who seeks a tax advantage in a deliberate way in terms of the maximum penalty of 300. It will be necessary to ensure that individuals are properly informed of the new regime. Schemes need to tell...

Public Bill Committee: Taxation of Pensions Bill: Schedule - Pension flexibility etc (18 November 2014)

David Gauke: The schedule is introduced by clause 1, which sets out the tax changes necessary to give individuals more flexibility in how they access their defined-contribution pension savings. The schedule gives me the opportunity to discuss these changes in greater detail. First, the schedule creates the concept of flexi-access drawdown, which unlike current forms of drawdown has no caps or income...

Public Bill Committee: Taxation of Pensions Bill: Clause 1 - Provision for pension flexibility etc (18 November 2014)

Cathy Jamieson: ...principle of flexibility, it is interesting to compare what is in the Bill with one of the Government’s first documents on pension reform, “Removing the requirement to annuitise by age 75”, which was published in July 2010. It set out five key principles for a new tax framework for retirement. First, it stated: “The purpose of tax-relieved pension saving is to...

G20 Summit — Statement (17 November 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ...at the G20 summit. The Prime Minister’s Statement shows that the UK is setting the agenda at global summits and leading the way when it comes to action. The noble Lord asked specific questions about tax and tax avoidance. My right honourable friend the Prime Minister made this a high priority at the G8 summit last year. Because of doing so, we now see some real progress in this area....

Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department: G20 (17 November 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Edward Miliband: ...headlines and then be forgotten. This must not become a forgotten conflict. Let me turn to the issues on the formal G20 agenda. As with any summit, the task is to turn good intentions into concrete measures. Tax avoidance is a problem that affects rich and poor countries alike. In June 2013 at the G8, the Prime Minister promised that all UK Crown dependencies and overseas territories would...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Landfill Tax (12 November 2014)

Priti Patel: The Government is committed to tackling tax fraud and avoidance and has re-invested almost 1 billion in HMRC to strengthen the response to criminal attacks on the tax system, tax avoidance, and unpaid tax debt. HMRC’s response to non-compliance is tailored to the seriousness of the offence. HMRC is actively responding to the risks in the sector, and working with the National...

Wales Bill — Report (Continued) (11 November 2014)

Lord Rowe-Beddoe: ... 30 October—it was after our Committee meeting; it would be flattering to consider that Mr Walsh was actually watching our proceedings—he takes it much further and calls for a total abolition of this tax across the whole of the United Kingdom. It was a stunning headline but when analysing what he said, and doing a little more research, it is worth making a mark as to what was...

National Defence Medal: National Insurance Contributions Bill (11 November 2014) See 3 other results from this debate

Shabana Mahmood: I would like to think that the Minister and I are always vociferous and meticulous in our deliberations on finance and taxation matters, and that we have both been efficient in our deliberations on the Bill. That is because, as the Minister explained, this is a short Bill which aims to simplify the administrative process of paying class 2 national insurance contributions for the...

Public Bill Committee: Taxation of Pensions Bill: Examination of Witnesses (11 November 2014)

Geoffrey Robinson: ..., Government in general and the industry, who are all caught up in the same problem—how do you get through to customers in a more engaging way, if this is to be a success, as opposed to just another change that benefits a few tax avoidance experts and others who know how to work the provisions? That is the real danger of this, along with the loss to the Exchequer. How do we engage...

Public Bill Committee: Taxation of Pensions Bill: Examination of Witnesses (11 November 2014)

...whole pension pot, and we think we can help them with a staged cash-out plan that will enable them to cash it out over two, three or four years in such a way that they stay underneath whatever tax threshold they stay comfortable with. Some will be comfortable staying at 20% and avoiding the higher rate tax that Jon mentioned. Others with less funds will be more comfortable staying...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (11 November 2014)

George Howarth: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to strengthen the corporate tax regime to prevent UK-based multinational companies from practising tax avoidance in developing countries.

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