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Business of the House (5 May 2016)

Chris Bryant: ...of food banks up by 19%. Absolute child poverty set to rise. NHS waiting lists up. Libraries closed. Net migration higher than it has ever been. There has been one Budget in which the Chancellor attacked working tax credits, and another in which he attacked welfare payments. Morale at rock bottom—in the NHS, the teaching profession and the police. Election rules bent to benefit the...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Non-domestic Rates (5 May 2016)

David Gauke: ...from the calculation more difficult. The government will continue to incentivise investment through better targeted measures, such as the Annual Investment Allowance and Research and Development Tax credits, and through the reductions in the rate of Corporation tax that are in place and that have been announced.

Housing and Planning Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons (4 May 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...the government amendment to enable the creation of exceptions for high-income social tenants. This power will be used to make an exception for any tenant in receipt of housing benefit or universal credit, which is clearly its most sensible use. Lords Amendment 54, which would make the policy voluntary for local authorities, simply cannot be supported. It was rejected by the other place...

Opposition Day: NHS Bursaries (4 May 2016)

Nicholas Dakin: ...differently. The hon. Member for South West Wiltshire was right to say that it is worth looking at how much they are an intrinsic part of the NHS, and if they are, that must be recognised within the consultation so that they are given credit and remunerated effectively for it. My hon. Friend the Member for Ilford North (Wes Streeting) rightly emphasised the unique position of student...

Poverty Programmes: Audit - Question (4 May 2016)

Lord Freud: The design of universal credit, which the noble Baroness is looking at, is very different from existing legacy benefits. It incorporates real incentives to work more and we are already seeing people who are on universal credit looking to work more, looking to do more hours and looking to earn more in a way that they were not on legacy benefits. At the same time as we have those reductions to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (4 May 2016)

Owen Smith: ...ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2016 to Question 25156, if he will publish the list of circumstances that would trigger natural migration from tax credits to universal credit.

Housing and Planning Bill: What is a starter home? (3 May 2016)

Brandon Lewis: ...;or 40,000 in London. We have listened to concerns about the policy and taken a number of steps as a result. There will be an automatic exemption for any household in receipt of housing benefit and universal credit. The definition of “household” will not include income from non-dependent children, such as an 18-year-old who is starting his first job. Certain state...

The Economy - Motion to Take Note (28 Apr 2016)

Lord Bhattacharyya: ...response to each threat to jobs, communities and businesses. Yet, when we examine the causes of the crisis, we discover that they are complex and often a result of our own previous decisions on supporting, taxing and regulating our industries. This was the case during the financial crisis, when our history as a trading nation, our reliance on financial services for tax revenues and a boom...

Housing and Planning Bill - Third Reading (27 Apr 2016)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...to seek clarification on a point raised by the Minister on Report and to reiterate a concern that I have raised all along. Twice on Report, at cols. 470 and 472 on 18 April, the Minister said that tax credits, child benefit and disability living allowance would not be taken into account as income. That is welcome, but as she knows, DLA is gradually being replaced by the personal...

Backbench Business: Social Security (Equality) (26 Apr 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...and Lochaber (Ian Blackford) because, although we may disagree on many of the points raised, he makes very clear alternative suggestions. It is one thing to criticise the Government but, to his credit, he sets out how his party would do things differently. I have always said that I will look very closely at what our friends in Scotland do. If something works there, we will be first in the...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Carer's Allowance (25 Apr 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...for the services of caring, nor is it intended to replace lost or forgone earnings in their entirety. The earnings limit for Carer's Allowance is a net figure which is the figure left once income tax, National Insurance contributions and half of any contributions to an occupational or personal pension are deducted from earnings. There are also a number of other deductions which can be...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (25 Apr 2016)

Jim Cunningham: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department's latest estimate is of the number of parents with children who will be claiming tax credits in April 2017.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Social Security Benefits: Appeals (21 Apr 2016)

Colleen Fletcher: ...in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England regarding (i) personal independence payment, (ii) employment and support allowance, (iii) income support, (iv) jobseeker's allowance and (v) tax credits were successful in the latest period for which figures are available.

Oral Answers to Questions — Culture, Media and Sport: Topical Questions (21 Apr 2016)

Ed Vaizey: What can I say? I think it would be a disaster if we left the European Union. Thanks to the fantastic support for our introduction of tax credits and putting coding in the national curriculum, and our backing for e-sports, Britain is forging ahead in the video games industry. However, we must work with our European partners.

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Money Laundering (19 Apr 2016)

Harriett Baldwin: ...the sector to ensure that financial services firms are on the side of people who work hard, do the right thing and get on in life. Responsibility for regulating debt management firms, like that for all other consumer credit firms, transferred from the OFT to the FCA on 1 April 2014. The FCA has made addressing the risk posed to consumers by non-compliant debt management firms the highest...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (19 Apr 2016)

Melanie Onn: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have had their tax credit payments stopped as a result of in-year adjustments in the last 12 months.

National Living Wage (18 Apr 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: ...;8.25 an hour, and more in London. That is what it actually costs to have an acceptable minimal standard of living in this day and age. That issue becomes much more acute in the context of the shift away from tax credit towards the new universal credit, which was touched on earlier in the debate. For many low-paid workers, especially parents, the increases in the minimum wage and the...

Housing and Planning Bill - Report (3rd Day) (18 Apr 2016)

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...authorities to retain the reasonable costs of administering the scheme. In Committee, many important points were made. The noble Baroness, Lady Hollis, asked how the policy would work alongside universal credit. The noble Baroness, Lady Lister, spoke eloquently about the importance of ensuring that the policy is applied fairly for social tenants. The noble Lords, Lord Kerslake and Lord...

Tax Avoidance and Evasion (13 Apr 2016)

James Cartlidge: ...to speak along the same lines as the hon. Member for Dundee East (Stewart Hosie), who has just left the room, and talk about the underlying issues. Why is there such public anger about this issue? Tax avoidance and tax evasion have been going on for hundreds of years. Smuggling was tax evasion. When people filled in their windows to avoid the window tax, that was tax avoidance. Why has...


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