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Written Answers — HM Treasury: Dividend Tax Credits (12 Feb 2016)

Jim Shannon: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with small and medium-sized enterprises on the proposed change to the dividend tax.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Tax Credits: Universal Credit (11 Feb 2016)

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the number of tax credit recipients who are likely to be migrated onto universal credit in each year of this Parliament.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Prescriptions: Students (11 Feb 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...of a means-tested assessment. They may also be entitled through other exemptions (for example based on medical condition, maternity or though receipt of a qualifying benefit, for example, child tax credit), or, if they have to pay and need many prescription items, can purchase a Prescription Prepayment Certificate to minimise the cost.

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (11 Feb 2016)

Iain Duncan Smith: The full Universal Credit service for new claims remains on track to be delivered nationally for all types of claimants from May 2016, completing in summer 2018. Today, I can announce the Jobcentres which will be go live with the full service from May through to the end of 2016. Details of the sites are in the table attached to this statement, they will also be published later today on the...

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

Jackie Baillie: ...the future prosperity of our nation. It sometimes seems that when the SNP decides how to vote on something, the only reason that really matters is whether Labour supports it. We have seen that with tax credits; we even saw it this week with organ donation, and that is truly depressing. I implore the Scottish Government not to let personalities and politics get in the way of doing the right...

Police Grant Report (England and Wales): Local Government Finance (England) (10 Feb 2016)

Marcus Jones: ...went into a general election saying that it would cut funding to local government. He might not know his Kent from his Surrey, but he is the former leader of Lambeth Council, so I think we should give him some credit for his knowledge of local government. I am sure he will be keen to know that Lambeth Council has supported the idea of transitional measures: “Transitional measures are...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Welfare Programme (10 Feb 2016)

Wayne David: It was thanks to Labour peers that the Government’s initial cack-handed and unfair cuts to tax credits were brought to an abrupt end, but we now know that the Government want to introduce new changes to income disregard which will leave 800,000 people on tax credits across the United Kingdom worse off come April. Can the Minister tell the House how many people in Scotland will be affected?

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Justice (No. 2) Bill: Consideration Stage (10 Feb 2016)

Alastair Ross: ...system are also significant, as it takes up substantial police time and results in a large number of very short terms of imprisonment, with the associated costs to the Prison Service and, ultimately, of course, the taxpayer. In these times of financial constraint, those are wasted funds that could be put to very good use, and it is unacceptable. It was therefore within that context and...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (10 Feb 2016)

Frank Field: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of tax credit claims reviewed by Concentrix have, following the review process, been paid in full; and for how long each such claim was suspended.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Post Offices: Closures (10 Feb 2016)

Neil Coyle: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on benefit and tax credit demand from workers who are Royal Mail employees at franchises of former post offices; and what estimate his Department has made of the potential cost of that demand to the public purse.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Poverty (10 Feb 2016)

Priti Patel: considered in isolation – it is part of a broader package of measures announced at the Summer Budget which were updated for the Autumn Statement. This included the increase to the personal tax allowance and introduction of the national living wage. Taken together, these reforms are designed to support people into employment and then enable them to progress in work and generate...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals (10 Feb 2016)

Lord Freud: ...that information has not been collected as part of the payment administrative systems. However, the Government is looking at ways to reform the current administrative system under Universal Credit so that it will systematically record nationality and immigration status of migrants who make a claim. The Government has made a radical series of changes over the last year to restrict the...

Scottish Parliament: Education (10 Feb 2016)

Stewart Stevenson: Finally, on how to deal with raising tax, Gordon Brown said on 30 April 2008: “We did not cover as well as we should that group of low-paid workers and low-income people who don’t get the working income tax credits”. In other words, the last time Labour upped the tax for basic rate taxpayers, Gordon Brown acknowledged that it didnae work. The evidence is that Labour hasnae...

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

Baroness Meacher: ...of moving into rent arrears. Into this mix comes the Government’s decision to cut housing benefit while simultaneously freezing the annual increases in already very low benefit incomes, which are then subject to council tax payments. Paul Nicolson has made this point very strongly in the media. The consequences of these decisions are the development of rent arrears, the draconian...

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

Ian McCrea: ...of schools that probably need new builds. I had the Chair of the Education Committee in my constituency recently to see some of the needs. I hope that more capital money is put into the education budget. With corporation tax, it is great to see that the Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee is now coming over to this way of thinking and referring to the fair deal. I said to one...

Social Mobility Index (9 Feb 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ...Scotland, the north-west, the east midlands, the south-west and the south-east all having higher employment rates than London. We have the introduction of the national living wage coming forward, and we continue to increase the personal tax allowance. We all recognise that the current system of welfare is too complex. There is broad support for the introduction of universal credit, which...

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

Lord Campbell-Savours: My Lords, I want to intervene briefly again, because this raises an issue of principle which came up during our consideration of tax credits. If you read the report of the Joint Committee on Conventions—the Cunningham report—you will find, under one of the sections, the conditions in which the House feels it is entitled to vote on fatal amendments. I am increasingly of the view,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Employment Bill: Consideration Stage (9 Feb 2016)

Phil Flanagan: ...the Minister brought forward his proposals to tackle zero-hours contracts, one of the issues that Mr McCann and others put to him was the ability of people in low-paid jobs to access benefits and working tax credits. The Minister assured us that his Department and the Department for Social Development were working on a joint departmental approach. A year later, we have not had any kind of...

Welfare Reform and Work Bill: Third Reading (9 Feb 2016)

Baroness Manzoor: ...fleeing domestic violence. I implore the Minister to look again at that issue, and perhaps we could come back to it, so that those women, or indeed partners, could be exempted from the two-child tax credit limit.

Public Bill Committee: Enterprise Bill [Lords]: Clause 3 - General advice and information (9 Feb 2016)

Bill Esterson: The group of amendments and new clause 14 look at tax rates, payday loans, the small business commissioner’s complaints scheme and other remedies, at ensuring that the commissioner has power to act on his or her recommendations, and at providing information to local authorities. We want the small business commissioner to have not only a broader remit as the office develops, but greater...

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