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Elections for Positions in the House: Backbench Business — Valedictory Debate (26 March 2015)

George Young: ...and then brought back by both, thus showing some ambivalence about my talents. I doubt whether any will achieve the double of TheSpectator Back Bencher of the Year award for leading the rebellion against the poll tax, and another one for being appointed Chief Whip—and for the same party. Let me share a few quick reflections—first, on the coalition. The Liberal Democrats did the...

Finance (No. 2) Bill — Second Reading (and Remaining Stages) (26 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Haskel: ...debate with such a short and, perhaps I may say, select list of speakers. I start with a question. There is one ingredient which, if inserted into the Finance Bill, would raise pay, raise the tax intake, reduce welfare costs, increase exports, raise our standard of living and cut our deficit. What is that magic ingredient? The Minister will not be surprised to learn that it is...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Synnex-Concentrix UK (26 March 2015) See 2 other results from this answer

Frank Field: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what telephone number can tax credit claimants contact Synnex-Concentrix UK to discuss mandatory reconsideration.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Working Tax Credit (26 March 2015)

Steve McCabe: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average length of time was for a decision to be made on a working tax credit claim in each year since 2010.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Working Tax Credit (26 March 2015)

Steve McCabe: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of his Department's performance against targets on the length of time for a decision to be made on a working tax credit claim.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (26 March 2015)

Frank Field: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the HM Revenue and Customs publication Benefits and Credits, Tax Credits Error and Fraud Additional Capacity Trial, Final Evaluation, published in May 2014, for what reason section 1.7 listed in the contents page, Delegation of Commissioners' Powers, was not included in the body of that report; and if he will place in the Library a copy...

Written Answers — The Lord Chairman of Committees: House of Lords: Catering (26 March 2015)

Lord Sewel: My original reply set out national insurance and income tax deductions made from all gratuities. In addition, a 3% card commission deduction is made from table gratuities paid using credit and debit cards. This will be reviewed.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Disqualification (26 March 2015)

Lord Freud: Claimants who have a sanction applied could also be in receipt of other Government financial support such as Child Benefit, Child Tax Credit, Council Tax Support or Housing Benefit. Claimants who are sanctioned can also apply for hardship payments, equivalent to 60 or 80% of their benefit payment, subject to meeting the necessary criteria.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (26 March 2015)

Lord Hylton: To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much tax credit was paid to working people of low income in each of the last three full years; what is their forecast for the current and next two years; and, for each year, what proportion of recipients were in full-time work.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Income Tax (26 March 2015)

Lord Deighton: As a result of increases to the personal allowance, a typical basic rate taxpayer will be 905 a year better off in 2017-18 compared with 2010-11, in cash terms. A basic rate taxpayer who also receives universal credit will still be better off from the personal allowance increase, as will a taxpayer who receives other means-tested benefits. Universal Credit will improve work...

Budget Statement — Motion to Take Note (25 March 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Lord Davies of Oldham: .... The challenge is clear. We need to establish that this Government have presided over failure and the slowest recovery for over a century, with a desperate price being exacted from ordinary people. What about the bedroom tax? The Government recoil at Labour’s proposal on the mansion tax directed towards the wealthy in our society and those who take advantage of the London housing...

Petitions: Social Care and Military Compensation (25 March 2015)

Gordon Marsden: ...way the two schemes are treated in social care and the way different arms of Government look at the problem. Almost all local authorities use their discretion fully to exempt the income from both compensation schemes when council tax or housing benefit is calculated, and central Government have recognised that both types of compensation should be left untouched when the new universal...

Bill Presented: Clause 6 — Charge for financial year 2016 (25 March 2015)

Ian Swales: ...to rural citizens and rural companies, so the Government have taken some steps, although that is probably not relevant to this debate. Of course, we expect people to pay their share of corporation tax and to do it properly. I remember the head of the CBI saying towards the end of 2013 that he was confused about what Parliament wanted because there was so much noise about tax avoidance. It...

Bill Presented: Clause 66 — VAT: refunds to certain charities (25 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Sheila Gilmore: ...not getting some amazing extra increase that year; there was a simple tracking of what had happened, largely because of the VAT issue. Not only have many of those low-paid people not got any further gain to get if the tax threshold keeps increasing, but they have actually lost out at the same time, because one thing that has helped to pay for all this has been the reductions in things such...

Bill Presented: Clause 1 — Charge and rates for 2015-16 (25 March 2015)

Andrew Gwynne: My hon. Friend is absolutely right to recognise the importance of the national minimum wage to many people in this country. Of course, tax changes are one side of the equation, and the other has been the changes to tax credits, which benefited many people under the previous Government. Is it not the case that we have seen a 3 billion cut for the very richest with the cut in the 50p...

Bill Presented: Finance (No. 2) Bill (25 March 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Shabana Mahmood: ...in this House. It has always been a pleasure to sit in debates on Treasury matters and to hear him speak. I have learned a huge amount from him. His service on the Treasury Committee has been to his credit, and he has a record of which he can be proud. The House and his constituents will miss him greatly. As my hon. Friend the shadow Chief Secretary said in his opening remarks, the Budget...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits: Preston (25 March 2015)

Mark Hendrick: ...ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been contacted by (a) Sigma, (b) Rossendales and (c) other debt collection agencies instructed by HM Revenue and Customs to collect overpaid tax credits in Preston constituency in the last 12 months.

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Cyber-security (24 March 2015)

Robin Walker: ...Worcestershire. One business he has visited there, Titania security, told me it was benefiting from a wide range of Government help, including the apprenticeships scheme, research and development tax credits and help with exporting from UK Trade & Investment. Will he update the House on how his Department could work with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to ensure that...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (24 March 2015)

Rachel Reeves: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of the average claim for tax credit made by people who were (a) out of work, (b) self-employed and (c) employed in each of the last five years.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Working Tax Credit: Bolton (24 March 2015)

David Crausby: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much has been paid through working tax credits to people in Bolton North East constituency in each of the last three years.

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