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Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Switzerland (21 July 2014)

Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what extra revenue HM Revenue and Customs has received since entry into force of the UK-Swiss Confederation Taxation Co-operation Agreement; and what discussions the Government is having with other jurisdictions on similar agreements on tax avoidance.

Poverty and Social Exclusion — Question (17 July 2014)

Baroness Sherlock: My Lords, the long-awaited interim report on the bedroom tax emerged this week. It slipped out at the height of the reshuffle without so much as a ministerial Statement, and it confirms what we knew—that only 4.5% of claimants have downsized, arrears have gone up, half of claimants have cut back on essentials such as food, and a quarter have gone into debt to avoid losing their home. I...

Finance Bill — Second Reading (16 July 2014) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Deighton: ...can justifiably describe this debate as one of the widest-ranging. It ranged from the broadest macroeconomic issues and challenges to society to the very specific and detailed implications of the taxation of limited liability partnerships. I learnt a lot and I hope that noble Lords did too. Like many of the speakers, I pay tribute to my noble friend Lord MacGregor. I could not do it more...

Bill Presented — Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Regulation) Bill: Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill (16 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Marcus Jones: ...the Government have taken to help small business. They have, for instance, extended small business rate relief, introduced the employment allowance, frozen fuel duty, cut beer duty, and reduced corporation tax to the lowest rate in the G20. In the short time that I have, I want to say a few words about specific parts of the Bill. Many businesses come to me with problems caused by late...

Income Tax: Top Rate — Question (15 July 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Newby: My Lords, it is a very considerable sum of money, but we are taking steps across a range of areas to tackle evasion and avoidance, whether by individuals or firms. There is a measure in this year’s Budget specifically designed to get tax upfront from individuals who are engaged in schemes that might subsequently be found to be avoiding tax. That will generate a considerable amount of...

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (14 July 2014)

Gregory Campbell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total cost to the UK of the implementation of the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act in (a) the current financial year and (b) the following two financial years.

Business of the House: The UK’s Justice and Home Affairs Opt-outs (10 July 2014)

Dominic Raab: ...showed tremendous moral clarity in fighting not only for Britain, but for an important democratic principle in relation to the next EU Commission President. I feel that we need to do the same now. I will avoid rehearsing points I have made in previous debates on the topic, which I know Ministers will have heard until they are blue in the face. I will instead confine my remarks to four key...

Tax: Aggressive Tax Avoidance — Question (9 July 2014) See 10 other results from this debate

Lord Newby: My Lords, the Government have taken a wide range of actions to tackle all forms of tax avoidance. The general anti-abuse rule, which this Government introduced, specifically seeks to tackle abusive tax-avoidance schemes. HMRC has provided examples of the arrangements that will be captured under this rule in its very detailed published guidance. A further example of aggressive tax avoidance is...

Industrial Strategy: British Business Bank — Question for Short Debate (8 July 2014)

Baroness Wheatcroft: ...and UKTI to get the right results, to help our businesses grow and, crucially, to export. The overarching policy is to provide an environment which nurtures business generally, with low corporation tax and sensible, not overburdensome, regulation. Although there are some difficulties which cannot be addressed overnight, and will in fact take years to put right, such as infrastructure...

Serious Crime Bill [HL] — Committee (2nd Day) (8 July 2014)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: .... At Second Reading, I referred to this as being the “Al Capone” clause. I remind noble Lords that Al Capone was never convicted of crimes related to the worst aspects of his criminal empire. He was convicted of tax evasion. I have since been told that I am getting old and that my reference is dated. I should in fact have referred to a spin-off from the series “Breaking...

Estimates 2014-15 — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (7 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Stephen Timms: ...its report to the Labour party two weeks ago. It pointed out that the work incentives for second earners in a couple are a good deal worse in universal credit than they are in the current system. My hon. Friend the Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth underlined the importance of that point. Leaving council tax support out of universal credit undermines simplicity, with many claimants...

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance: British Overseas Territories (7 July 2014)

Joan Walley: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress he has made in reducing levels of tax avoidance in the UK's Overseas Territories.

Rural Economy — Motion to Take Note (3 July 2014)

Lord de Mauley: ...some criticism of its complication. We are implementing the new CAP in England in a way that seeks to minimise the burdens on farmers and the risks of fines from the EU, while at the same time delivering value for taxpayers and improving our natural environment. We have made the greening rules as flexible and simple as we can for farmers to meet so that they can concentrate on producing...

Select Committee on Foreign Affairs: Social Mobility/Child Poverty Strategy (3 July 2014)

Damian Hinds: ...poverty in parts of our country, massive geographical differences, and social mobility that is low by international standards and seems to have been stagnant over a number of decades. For the avoidance of doubt, none of these issues has arisen since 2010, or indeed since 1997, and will not be solved within the term of any one Government. But we have to get our act together and work...

Economy: Manufacturing — Motion to Take Note (3 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Borwick: ...there is nothing that an accountant cannot do, I doubt that the feeling that they have is the same. I have spent most of my working life manufacturing different products. I have manufactured London taxis and metal parts for other makers too. I thank my noble friend Lady Wilcox for raising such an important issue. In order to strengthen the sector, it is important to think about what...

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

David Anderson: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that proposed accelerated payment notices are not applied retrospectively.

Bills Presented — Affordable Homes Bill: Schedule 33 — Companies owned by employee-ownership trusts (2 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Mark Field: If the hon. Lady will excuse me, I will make some progress, as there are other Members who want to speak. We are now looking at drawing tax avoidance measures so widely. It has been common practice for investors to err on the side of caution and sign up, as the Minister knows, to the HMRC’s own disclosure of tax avoidance schemes—DOTAS—register. Currently, if the UK tax...

Bills Presented — Affordable Homes Bill: Part 15C — theatrical productions (2 July 2014)

Introduction 1217F  Overview ‘(1) This Part contains provision about tax relief for production companies in respect of their theatrical productions. (2) Sections 1217FA to 1217FC define “production company” and “theatrical production”. (3) Section 1217G sets out the conditions a production company must meet to qualify for relief in relation to its theatrical...

Bills Presented — Affordable Homes Bill: New Clause 1 — Oil contractor activities: ring-fence trade etc (2 July 2014) See 10 other results from this debate

David Gauke: .... We worked closely with the subsidised sector when developing the policy, and we are confident that it will benefit from the relief. Let me turn to the points made about measures to deal with tax avoidance schemes, including the accelerated payments regime and follower notices. My hon. Friend the Member for Tamworth (Christopher Pincher) asked whether taxpayers who have not used a true...

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