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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...

[Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] — Backbench Business — Stamp Duty (Housing Market) (4 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

John Redwood: ...deterrent to the transaction taking place at all, because that will affect market prices. We can see an obvious market distortion because the Government have inherited and lived with the slab-rate approach to stamp duty taxation. If someone moves from trying to buy a flat or house at 125,000 to trying to buy one at 125,001, they suddenly have to pay 1,250 in tax, whereas...

Opposition Day — [5th allotted day]: Energy Company Licence Revocation (3 September 2014)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...goes to a football match or anywhere else will find that the public out there are more than happy to talk about energy prices too. Quite frankly, when people find out we are MPs, it is actually quite hard to avoid a conversation about energy prices. People will tell us that they are sick and tired of their bills always seeming to go up when wholesale prices rise, but never down again when...

Written Answers — Communities and Local Government: Vacancies: Greater London (3 September 2014)

Stephen Williams: ...into use through the New Homes Bonus. Since April 2011, councils have received over 2.2 billion for bringing empty homes back into residential occupation. Giving councils new powers to remove council tax subsidies to empty homes, and use the funds to keep the overall rate of council tax down. HM Treasury have also changed tax rules to discourage the use of corporate envelopes to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Taxes on Households (2 September 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Shabana Mahmood: Given the importance of accurately calculating the tax yield from households and businesses, and that of ensuring that both pay their fair share of tax, will the Chief Secretary tell us when, following the letter from the head of the UK Statistics Authority, the Chancellor will correct the record and apologise for giving the House incorrect figures that inflated the success of his tax...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Topical Questions (2 September 2014)

Julie Hilling: ...the head of the UK Statistics Authority, so when will he correct the record and apologise for giving the House—obviously inadvertently—incorrect information which inflated the success of his tax avoidance programme?

Written Answers — Business, Innovation and Skills: Tax Avoidance (2 September 2014)

John Mann: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether UK Export Finance takes steps not to support companies which use complex artificial tax structures to adopt aggressive tax positions.

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