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Energy and Climate Change: UK Anti-corruption Plan (18 December 2014)

Matthew Hancock: I thought that my hon. Friend was about to mention the Mayor of London. My hon. Friend makes an important point. As he knows, this Government have taken a huge amount of action to ensure that taxes are low but are paid. We have raised about 5 billion more a year by tackling tax avoidance in the UK. We have brought in new techniques to do that. I am sure that other Governments around the...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Housing Benefit (Abolition of Social Sector Size Criteria) (17 December 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Hywel Williams: ...the economy, and the one that has charge of the economy mainly in Wales. In the last quarter, unemployment in Wales went up by 8,000. That is indeed the full picture. I welcome the motion. The bedroom tax is one of the most ill-thought-out policies brought about since the poll tax, and I think it should be abolished with immediate effect. The under-occupancy penalty, if we must call it...

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Tax Havens (Multinationals) (17 December 2014)

Justine Greening: Tax avoidance is a significant challenge for developing countries, which is why the UK has led international action at Lough Erne and, more recently, in the G20 to help tackle the problem through capacity-building projects and through the implementation of international initiatives.

Oral Answers to Questions — International Development: Topical Questions (17 December 2014)

Mary Creagh: ...the United Nations High Level Panel on sustainable development goals, yet last month Tory MEPs joined forces with UKIP to vote against the sustainable development goals to tackle climate change, tax avoidance and inequality. Will the Secretary of State join me in condemning them for doing that?

[Mr Adrian Sanders in the Chair] — BMI Pension Fund Compensation (17 December 2014)

Cathy Jamieson: ...the Members for Livingston (Graeme Morrice), for Inverclyde (Mr McKenzie) and, most recently, for Edmonton (Mr Love) have given us a wider picture of the impact of the Pension Protection Fund and tax treatment decisions on the individuals concerned. The hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) also made a contribution, and the right hon. Member for Belfast North (Mr Dodds) and the hon....

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance: Construction (17 December 2014)

Gareth Thomas: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the tax revenues lost from the use of umbrella companies in the construction industry; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (17 December 2014)

Shabana Mahmood: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the table on page 65 of the Autumn Statement 2014, what proportion of the revenue associated with the income tax: salary sacrifice and expenses including umbrella companies measure he plans will result from reforms to legislation related to umbrella companies in (a) 2014-15, (b) 2015-16, (c) 2016-17, (d) 2017-18, (e) 2018-19 and (f) 2019-20.

Pension Schemes Bill — Second Reading (16 December 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Lord Hutton of Furness: ...make adequate provision for their retirement. If they do not, the risk is that public finances will become unsustainable and that, once again, being old becomes the same thing as being poor. We need to avoid that outcome at every possible opportunity. Therefore, every reform to our pension savings system should pass one simple but important test: will it encourage more people to save more...

Barnett Formula (16 December 2014)

Iain Stewart: ...spending. Currently, about 40% of public spending in Scotland is not covered by it because that spending is not determined by the Scottish Parliament. That proportion will reduce in time as further taxes are devolved, but that point is important. Nor does Barnett determine the size of the Scottish block grant as a whole. That has built up incrementally over the years and the Barnett...

Implications of Devolution for England — Statement (16 December 2014)

Baroness Stowell of Beeston: ...work more effectively. Depending on progress, in particular putting the Executive’s finances on a sustainable long-term footing, the Government stand ready to introduce legislation to devolve corporation tax, with a view to seeing it on the statute book during this Parliament. Today’s Command Paper covers proposals on decentralisation within England and proposals on English...

UK Film Investment (Tax Relief) (16 December 2014) See 7 other results from this debate

David Gauke: ..., Mr Crausby. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for North Devon (Sir Nick Harvey) for securing the debate. It had two key and linked themes: investment in the film industry and concerns about tax avoidance. On both those issues, the Government have a strong, clear message. We of course strongly support the UK film industry and want to encourage genuine investment in film, but...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Stamp Duty Land Tax (16 December 2014)

David Gauke: In light of evidence that Stamp Duty Land Tax avoidance schemes were being widely marketed to businesses and to the public, the Government has taken clear and robust action. This can be seen in a twin approach to driving down SDLT avoidance – legislation to put beyond doubt that these schemes do not work, and wider measures which remove the advantage of delaying payment that those who...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (16 December 2014)

Shabana Mahmood: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 1.251 of the Autumn Statement 2014, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to reform legislation relating to umbrella companies.

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Ecofin (16 December 2014)

George Osborne: A meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council was held in Brussels on 9 December 2014. Ministers discussed the following items: Financial transactions tax The presidency provided a state of play update on the financial transactions tax, outlining work which will be taken forward under the next presidency. The UK is not taking part. Current legislative proposals The presidency...

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Bill — Report (15 December 2014)

Lord Goldsmith: ...before the courts, where there is an allegation of breach of statutory duty or negligence, which as he would readily concede could be negligence arising from a contract, how is that clause to be avoided? For example, the accountant says, looking at the wording of Clause 3, “The activity that I carry out is doing people’s tax returns and advising them on that; I have done it for...

Global Development Goals — Motion to Take Note (11 December 2014)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...;s national interest. Just as important is how our actions can help shape global opinion. We need to convince those who are able to do much more and empower others to stand on their own two feet. We need global agreement on tax transparency, need to ensure that companies pay their tax in-country, and need to support Governments to collect their own taxes to reduce aid dependency and foster...

[Sandra Osborne in the Chair] — Health Systems (Developing Countries) (11 December 2014)

Hugh Bayley: ...backing that up with clinical interventions? Or the money could be invested in general health system strengthening, and training nurses in developing countries and encouraging them to work within the health system of that country; I implied earlier that we ought to do more of that. We should be able to see how, if we targeted our resources better, the same amount of money could help more...

Economic Leadership for Cities — Motion to Take Note (11 December 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Wei: ...the world to help our businesses find new markets and create local jobs. Beyond this direct model of enabling economic autonomy within city regions for trade, and other ideas such as granting tax-raising powers—already mentioned by others in this debate—there would be a positive impact on the social economy as well from greater fiscal and political devolution to city leaders,...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property (11 December 2014)

Kris Hopkins: The Government is committed to tackling avoidance in the wider tax system. Business rates avoidance by some is unfair on the vast majority of ratepayers who pay what they should. The Government will publish shortly a discussion paper on the nature and scale of business rates avoidance. The Department has made no estimate of avoidance by those claiming empty property relief.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance and Evasion (11 December 2014)

Michael Crockart: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much additional tax has been collected by HM Revenue and Customs from individuals through its anti-avoidance and evasion activities since 2012.

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