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[Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] — Relationships and Children’s Well-being (21 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Harper: ...is something that my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State focuses on, and I think it is the foundation. It is not any form of prejudice; it is the evidence behind the Government’s wish to recognise marriage in the tax system. The Prime Minister made it clear in his speech at the Relationships Alliance, at which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and my hon. Friend the...

Uk Government: Scotland (16 October 2014)

Gordon Brown: ...a will on all sides of the House to resolve issues of English as well as Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland representation and rights. In an attempt to be constructive, I will put forward five suggestions that might help to avoid what must never be allowed to become a constitutional impasse in this House and this country. First, I believe that we can all agree on 16 new powers for the...

Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day]: NHS Services (Access) (15 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Liz Kendall: ...the Conservatives came in and forgot all about reassurance. Lansley managed to alienate all the professional people in Britain who were trusted on the NHS.” The Government’s NHS reorganisation was not just terrible politics; it is terrible in practice for patients, taxpayers and NHS staff. I remind hon. Members that the Health and Social Care Act 2012 did not just create 221...

Opposition Day — [6th Allotted Day]: National Minimum Wage (15 October 2014)

Eilidh Whiteford: ...way sustainable. It is important to understand that if the minimum wage were linked to inflation, it would have a much better chance of keeping pace with the actual cost of living. That would help avoid the current situation, whereby the minimum wage is well below the cost of living and forces people to be dependent on in-work benefits. It would also help address Labour’s...

Bill Presented: Devolution (Scotland Referendum) (14 October 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Robert Syms: ...in Scotland, which is why we ended up with a referendum. Although I am opposed to devolution, I think that if Scotland is to stay in the United Kingdom, we must consider more fiscal independence and more tax-raising powers, because then its people will be taking more responsibility, and indeed more blame, for what goes on in Edinburgh. That is the only way to avoid a long running sore of a...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Ministerial Statement: October Monitoring Round:  Resource Allocations (13 October 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Simon Hamilton: ...that is this year’s financial position. Every single day that passed was making living within our 2014-15 Budget less and less likely. The consequences of breaching the block grant would have been multiple and grave. Not only would Her Majesty's Treasury have removed the total of our overspend, which would have been in the range of 200 million to 300...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Albania (26 September 2014)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...2013 are as follows: Bilateral: 1. The Agreement between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Albania for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal Evasion with respect to Taxes on Income and on Capital was signed on 26 March 2014 and was published as UK Treaty Series No. 3, 2014....

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Welfare Cuts (23 September 2014)

Nelson McCausland: No. These include changes to the tax system for which the Assembly has no responsibility or control. The report also takes no account of the positive financial impact of universal credit and enhanced childcare provision. I encourage Members to go home, get their calculator out, go through the figures, read what we said and get the real figures rather than those that were...

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (12 September 2014)

Richard Fuller: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy that HM Revenue and Customs collect detailed statistics on tax avoidance separately from data on general compliance.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (12 September 2014)

Richard Fuller: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce a threshold for the maximum proportion of a person’s assets HM Revenue and Customs should seek as advance payment on tax avoidance schemes to prevent people becoming bankrupt.

Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries (11 September 2014)

Alex Cunningham: Carbon taxes have been imposed by consecutive Governments for very good reason, but if our industries are to be competitive, the time has come to examine them carefully and to determine how we go forward. This is not just about taxation, however; we must also take into account the issues that my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent North (Joan Walley) raised a moment ago. Needless to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Business, Innovation and Skills: Topical Questions (11 September 2014)

Chuka Umunna: The tax avoidance mechanism—tax inversion—that Pfizer sought to use through that takeover has been one of the main driving forces behind this year’s surge in cross-border deals. However, this week US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the Obama Administration would crack down on inversions pending further action by Congress. Does the Business Secretary share my concern that if...

Discretionary Social Fund (Redcar and Cleveland) (10 September 2014)

Ian Swales: ...to say, however, that that document went way beyond the definitions that I have mentioned of what the money was for, and it contained a huge number of potential exclusions. Although I understand the need for controls and the avoidance of unnecessary claims on the fund, the policy document seemed to be more about setting out circumstances in which the money could not be given out rather...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Tax Avoidance (10 September 2014)

John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether UK Export Finance monitors the use of booking centres as part of its anti-money laundering policy.

High Speed Rail (London - West Midlands) Bill: Instruction (No. 2): Transport for London Bill [Lords] (9 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Diane Abbott: ... the hon. Member for Christchurch (Mr Chope) is the consequence not of malign forces within TfL’s management, but an overheated property market in London, predatory developments and a climate of tax avoidance generally among multinationals. The House must address such things. We need changes in planning law; enhancement of local authority powers; and fiscal measures to deal with...

National Insurance Contributions Bill (8 September 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Priti Patel: ...that. NICs are accounted for on an accruals basis, so the important fact is the time period within which the money is due rather than the date for payments. Of course, they will continue to be counted in the tax year, but as I have said, it is a question of spreading the costs. The hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood rightly asked how HMRC will ensure that it applies the rules fairly for...

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Tax Avoidance (8 September 2014)

John Mann: ...for Business, Innovation and Skills whether UK Export Finance (UKEF) has taken steps to ensure that companies operating from the UK which gain support from UKEF support pay do not use artificial tax structures to avoid paying their fair share in the UK.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (8 September 2014)

Richard Fuller: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many tax avoidance cases HM Revenue and Customs has litigated in each of the last five years; and in how many of these it was successful.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (8 September 2014)

Lindsay Roy: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress he has made on tackling tax avoidance in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

Affordable Homes Bill (5 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Sharon Hodgson: ...able to speak in the debate. I congratulate the hon. Member for St Ives (Andrew George) on introducing the Bill and making the case for it. He is sincere in his personal opposition to the bedroom tax. I am therefore pleased to support him in trying to do something about it. Like the hon. Gentleman, and like all hon. Members—I am sure this applies not only to Opposition...

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