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Results 1–20 of 2644 for tax avoidance

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Multinational Companies: Tax Avoidance (12 Feb 2016)

Nick Brown: ...Government has made on the implementation of the OECD's Base Erosion and Profit Shifting programme; and what assessment he has made of the effect of that programme on the collection of corporation tax in the UK.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Business: Taxation (11 Feb 2016)

David Gauke: On behalf of the Chancellor and as Minister responsible for tax policy, I met with delegates of the European Parliament’s Special Committee on Tax Rulings when they visited London on 18 June 2015, to explain the UK position that tax policy is a matter for national governments, and to provide information on the international and domestic action taken by this Government to counter tax...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 12 February 2016 (11 Feb 2016)

George Osborne: A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council will be held in Brussels on 12 February 2016. Ministers are due to discuss the following items: Anti-Tax Avoidance Package The Commission will present proposals for tackling corporate tax avoidance, including implementing the UK Government’s country by country reporting template for multinationals. This will be followed by an...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Rate of Income Tax: Resolution (11 Feb 2016)

John Swinney: I thought that it might be helpful if I shared with Parliament the fact that, when we are changing tax arrangements, we have to ensure that we have the detail correct and that we have done the preparatory work to ensure that we can collect the income tax. That does not bother Mr Rennie, because he would penalise low-income households. It should matter to the Labour Party, though, because...

Trade Union Bill: Committee (2nd Day) (Continued) (10 Feb 2016)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...the Government Whip is not in his place at the moment. It is rather unusual for the Minister to agree to answer one debate when responding to another. I hope that that does not mean that she will avoid any of the questions raised in the previous debate, however unusual the procedure that has been adopted may be. I also hope that she has found her folder: she told me in the Ladies that she...

Police Grant Report (England and Wales) (10 Feb 2016)

David Hanson: ...precept. My local force area in north Wales has had a grant reduction of 18% over the four years. At the same time, there has been a 14.5% rise in the precept. My constituents are paying more in local taxes at a time when they are losing money in central Government grant. The point, which my hon. Friend the Member for Denton and Reddish (Andrew Gwynne) understands, is that the poorest...

Scottish Parliament: HM Revenue and Customs (Centralisation) (10 Feb 2016)

Linda Fabiani: ...HMRC operation in East Kilbride is dependent on the lease negotiations for the building, which was disposed of by Gordon Brown to a subsidiary of a company whose financial arrangements enable it to avoid paying UK corporation tax? Will he impress on the relevant UK minister the importance of maintaining the East Kilbride operation and of the negotiation with the Guernsey-based Mapeley...

Scottish Parliament: Fiscal Framework (Agreement) (10 Feb 2016)

Malcolm Chisholm: Surely it is clear to everyone except the UK Government that population increase is relevant when analysing the growth of tax receipts. Is it not therefore essential to focus on the growth of the UK tax base per capita in order to be true to the no-detriment principle, to treat Scotland and the rest of the UK equally, and to avoid money being withdrawn from Scotland simply because the English...

Scottish Parliament: Education (10 Feb 2016)

Kezia Dugdale: ...and the powers to come, with a 50p top rate to invest in closing the gap in our schools so that a child’s chances in life do not depend on how much their parents earn, the Scottish rate of income tax being set 1p higher to protect schools and local services from cuts, and half a billion pounds more investment in our future. That is our choice. That is the Labour choice, and when...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (9 Feb 2016)

Leslie Cree: ...until June, but it remains crucial that Committees continue to monitor the spending of their respective Departments so that underspends are minimised and the return of funds to the Treasury is avoided. We are told that the 2016-17 Budget is predicated on the full drawdown of available reinvestment and reform initiative (RRI) borrowing. I understand the logic of capital projects which...

Housing and Planning Bill: Committee (1st Day) (9 Feb 2016)

Lord Flight: ...practical and low-cost measures to enforce existing laws to protect tenants from criminal landlords. If measures along the lines of this proposed new clause are adopted, I also believe they would avoid the need for new regulations. The private rented sector has already become larger than the social rented sector, and PricewaterhouseCoopers estimate that, by 2025, 25% of UK households will...

Sports Clubs: HMRC Status (9 Feb 2016)

Damian Hinds: ...for community amateur sports clubs, which, among other things, play an important part in consolidating our Olympic legacy, as my hon. Friend mentioned. It is right that the Government should use the tax system, as well as other forms of support, to encourage the benefits offered by those clubs. There are about 7,115 community amateur sports clubs, and they certainly deserve the...

Public Bill Committee: Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Clause 6 - Monetary Policy Committee: membership (9 Feb 2016)

John Mann: clause 6 is an excellent amendment that I wholeheartedly endorse. If we look at the FPC’s membership, they have huge experience of being in companies that have not paid a great deal of tax in the United Kingdom, so some expertise is brought to bear. The multinational structure of the UK economy, lauded as being the most open in the world, is also a potential systemic risk. The...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: VAT: Fraud (9 Feb 2016)

Lord O'Neill of Gatley: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are committed to tackling tax avoidance, evasion and fraud at all levels to ensure everyone pays the right tax at the right time. HMRC introduced a series of taskforces in 2011 to target specific high risk sectors in certain locations. There are currently no plans for a taskforce dedicated to the London souvenir and gift trade, although that does not mean that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Spring Supplementary Estimates 2015-16; Vote on Account 2016-17; and Supply Resolution for the 2013-14 Excess Vote (8 Feb 2016)

Máirtín Ó Muilleoir: ...InterTradeIreland. The latter two will be more than doubled; twice the money will come in from the South. One of the questions that we need to ask in the time ahead, as we move towards trying to harmonise corporation tax levels on the island and trying to make that affordable, and it is my conviction that we will be able to do that, is how do we give Invest NI the extra marketing spend to...

Capital Markets Union: A Welcome Start (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (4 Feb 2016)

Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted: ...old factor of deep markets had helped the US to be less reliant on banks and to recover more quickly. On top of that was the policy response to bailing out banks, which made rules to protect national balance sheets—usually rendered as protecting taxpayers. That was done through a process of bailing in bondholders—that is, converting them into equity—which means they are...

Parliamentary Sovereignty and EU Renegotiations (4 Feb 2016)

Pat Glass: ...Member for Basildon and Billericay said that the electorate got very exercised about our sovereignty. Not in my experience: people in my constituency are concerned about jobs, youth unemployment, housing, the bedroom tax, tax avoidance by large companies and, yes, immigration, but the people I speak to never talk about the sovereignty of the EU, EU bureaucracy or Britain’s rebate....

Business of the House (4 Feb 2016)

Chris Bryant: ...for Work and Pensions? Is this some kind of cruel joke or deliberate insult to benefit claimants and people in receipt of pensions? For years, Amazon has used anti-competitive practices to crush competitors. It has used deliberate and calculated means of avoiding paying its fair share of tax in this country and it has systematically refused to co-operate in tackling VAT fraud. If it was a...

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Ethical Investment Policy (4 Feb 2016)

John Pugh: ...the right hon. Lady for that full response, but is not the correct principle that the commissioners actively seek to shun investment in companies guilty of what the Chancellor calls “aggressive tax avoidance”?

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Business: Taxation (4 Feb 2016)

David Gauke: a deterrent and support wider and more cost effective compliance interventions. HMRC takes cases to court when litigation is necessary. Since April 2013, HMRC has won 80%. Over £1.37 billion tax was protected by litigation against large business avoidance in that period.

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