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Queen’s Speech — Debate (1st Day) (27 May 2015)

Lord Finkelstein: ...I believe this legislative programme is for them—for the quiet, practical, moderate working people of this country: a long-term economic plan that understands, as most people do, that it is our duty in this generation to restrain our spending in order to avoid passing on ever-greater debts to our children and grandchildren; the security of a job, the chance to own a home, better...

Outlawries Bill: Debate on the Address — [1st day] (27 May 2015)

Simon Burns: ...you think would have happened if Khrushchev rather than President Kennedy had been killed in Dallas.” There was total silence and he felt that he had committed the diplomatic faux pas that he was trying to avoid. What he did not know, as all too often I do not know, but certainly my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister knows, is that wise men always think before they speak. After...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Final Stage (26 May 2015) See 3 other results from this debate

Arlene Foster: ...last year. Many issues were discussed at the talks, including flags and identity, parading, the past, dealing fairly and justly with the victims and survivors of violence, the need to have corporation tax devolved so that we could effect a step change in the Northern Ireland economy by lowering the rate, a voluntary exit scheme for the public sector, including civil servants, and, of...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Final Stage (26 May 2015)

Roy Beggs: ...in-year cuts. Let us remember that, last year, there were in-year cuts of 44% across many Departments and the overall Budget to claw back deficits that were running up. The longer we take to make decisions and the longer we avoid financial decisions, the worse will be the long-term implications. There is poorer and poorer planning around where those cuts can be made, and they are...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Tourism VAT (19 May 2015)

Patsy McGlone: ...money following a reduction in tourism VAT. A report on the impact of VAT rate reductions for the tourism sector in the Republic indicated that the aims of stimulating and driving employment have been achieved whilst avoiding a burden on the Irish Exchequer. The rate disparity gives businesses in the South a major competitive advantage over local tourist enterprises and means that we are...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Water Rates (21 April 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

John McCallister: ....] Well, Mr Clarke is admitting that this is entirely about the East Belfast campaign instead of being about how we seriously deliver water or public services in Northern Ireland and how we pay for them. How do we avoid EU infractions or other legal action? How do we look at models of governance? Should we change the model of Northern Ireland Water? Should it be clear on a rates bill...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Fuel Laundering (20 April 2015)

Jonathan Bell: ...Kingdom, where the figure stands at 2% falling into that category. Those are shocking figures, by any stretch of the imagination, but especially so when one takes a moment to consider how much tax and duty has been avoided. One reasonable estimate of the figures suggests that 80 million is lost annually. Many others that I have spoken to in the field — and I have spoken to...

Finance (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading (and Remaining Stages) (26 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Haskel: ...debate with such a short and, perhaps I may say, select list of speakers. I start with a question. There is one ingredient which, if inserted into the Finance Bill, would raise pay, raise the tax intake, reduce welfare costs, increase exports, raise our standard of living and cut our deficit. What is that magic ingredient? The Minister will not be surprised to learn that it is...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing and Planning Delivery (26 March 2015)

Eric Pickles: ...saved (paying up to a maximum of 3,000 on savings of 12,000). We intend the scheme to be launched to first time buyers in autumn following government consultation with industry experts. We abolished Labour’s expensive and untrusted Home Information Packs, cutting the cost of moving home. We have reformed stamp duty to cut the costs of purchasing all but the most...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (25 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Northbrook: My Lords, as speaker number 28 on the list, I shall try to avoid repeating figures mentioned by others. I was surprised by how many speakers on the Benches opposite absolved the previous Labour Government of any responsibility for the huge budget deficit the coalition inherited. While I recognise that what happened in the USA was a major contributor to the financial crisis, the Labour...

Bill Presented: Clause 6 — Charge for financial year 2016 (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

David Gauke: ...and sanity. I have not agreed with everything he has said, but he has mostly made helpful contributions, and thoughtfulness is a consistent characteristic of those contributions. The corporation tax rate is set in legislation a year in advance on an annual basis. Clause 6 sets the corporation tax rate and charge for the financial year beginning on 1 April 2016. The House will be aware...

Bill Presented: Clause 1 — Charge and rates for 2015-16 (25 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

David Gauke: None the less, under this Chancellor and this Government, we will stick to the long-term economic plan and avoid populist giveaways that could damage the public finances. I could spend some time on these clauses—they are a significant achievement for the Government and I am delighted we are making further progress on increasing the personal allowance—but I shall deal with...

Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities (25 March 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

David Gauke: ...this Government have taken many steps to help with living standards in difficult circumstances, such as the increase in the personal allowance, the freezing of fuel duty and the freezing of council tax. With reference to the impact on small businesses, this Government have a proud record of helping small businesses in the current difficult circumstances, not least by introducing the...

Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill (25 March 2015) See 13 other results from this debate

Priti Patel: .... We continue to put fairness at the heart of the recovery through our increase in the personal allowance. We will take people on the national minimum wage and working up to 30 hours a week out of income tax altogether by 2017. That is about rewarding work and raising living standards, which is what this Government stand for. I will address a number of points that have been raised. The...

Bill Presented: Tax Transparency and International Development (25 March 2015)

Fiona O'Donnell: ...a public register of beneficial ownership, including in the Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories; to introduce a penalty regime for the General Anti-Abuse Rule; to measure the impact of tax regimes on developing countries; to establish a commitment to use the international aid budget to strengthen tax systems in developing countries; and for connected purposes. It has been a great...

Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister: Engagements (25 March 2015)

David Cameron: ..., and both sides of this House have voted for a 30 billion adjustment. Those on the Labour Front Bench voted for it too. We have set out what needs to happen with departmental spending, welfare and tax avoidance. The Labour party has said that half of the 30 billion must be raised in taxes, so we know it: there is a tax bombshell coming from Labour, and it is going to be, we...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (25 March 2015)

Pamela Nash: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the tax yield was from BN66 legislation 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.

Business of the House (24, 25 and 26 March): Section 5 of the European Communities (Amendment) Act 1993 (24 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

David Gauke: ..., or today, about how they would meet that ambition. Whereas my party has set out our plans for finding 12 billion from welfare cuts, 13 billion from departmental spending and 5 billion from tax evasion, tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning, we have had no such indications from Labour. There is a huge hole where there should be an Opposition party policy.

Property Taxes in London (24 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Kris Hopkins: ...about the word “regional”, I can tell him that that word does not sit comfortably in the Department at this time. I assure him that we will not be having a “regional” conversation about taxation. The Government have already taken strong action against owners of high-value property who seek to avoid paying their fair share of tax. We have introduced a number of...

Vaccine Damage Payments Act — [Mr Martin Caton in the Chair] (24 March 2015)

Russell Brown: ...four years ago, that had awarded compensatory damages in 2,806 cases, of which 1,266 involved the DPT vaccine, use of which ceased in 1996. That involved an outlay at that time of $2.2 billion. The fund to administer the scheme is established from a small tax on each dose of vaccine. That has proved relatively successful in the United States, and our all-party group has wondered for a long...

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