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Debate on the Address: The Economy and Work (26 May 2016)

Owen Smith: ...asked by my right hon. Friend the Member for Knowsley (Mr Howarth): where was the Bill was to revive manufacturing? My right hon. Friend the Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint) asked where the Bill on tax transparency was. My hon. Friend the Member for Jarrow (Mr Hepburn)—that mighty place—made a barnstorming speech lambasting the Chancellor and the Government for...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (26 May 2016)

Paul Blomfield: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many enquiries have been made by hon. Members to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on tax credits claims in the last 12 months; and what the average time taken was for HMRC to respond to those enquiries.

Scottish Parliament: Taking Scotland Forward (26 May 2016)

Murdo Fraser: ...else that we do. It provides the well-paid jobs that people need, the homes for people to live in and the transport links that they need to travel on. Crucially, a strong economy also provides the tax revenue that the Scottish Government needs to fund its spending. This will be the first session of the Scottish Parliament in which a substantial proportion of the money that we spend has...

Debate on the Address: Education, Skills and Training (25 May 2016)

Lucy Powell: ...the care leavers covenant. But let us not kid ourselves that the context has not got much, much harder. Huge cuts to children’s services, the decimation of Sure Start centres and family support services, reduced tax credits, increased housing and childcare costs and a growth in insecure work have put many more families in crisis or on the brink, as has the Government’s failure...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (5th Day) (25 May 2016)

Lord Flight: ...prospered reasonably well. I support the auto-enrolment measures and NEST, although the contributions are insufficient to provide an adequate income in old age. I would like to see much greater simplification, for example by restricting the tax credit to 20% for everybody but also by lifting the constraints on how much you can contribute and what your pension pot can be. At present, many...

Scottish Parliament: First Minister’s Statement: Taking Scotland Forward (25 May 2016)

Nicola Sturgeon: ...over social security. We will introduce a social security bill in the first year of this session and we will start work to establish a new Scottish social security agency. We will use our new powers to put dignity and respect back at the heart of our social security system. We will abolish the bedroom tax; we will make changes to how universal credit can be paid; we will extend winter fuel...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (4th Day) (24 May 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...payer but will be accountable only to the Minister who appointed them. This is not open government. Furthermore, in a different area, the Conservatives plan to extend voting rights to Britons living permanently abroad, even if they pay no UK taxes and are unaffected by what a Government do. But it would mean, I assume, that they are then permitted to make donations to political parties,...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Finance (24 May 2016)

David Gauke: Autumn Statement 2015 referenced 800 million allocated to HM Revenue and Customs at Summer Budget 2015 to tackle evasion and non-compliance. The 800 million will fund the following projects: Tax Credit Debt Recovery Criminal Investigations Wealthy: enhanced compliance Tackling the hidden economy Additional Compliance Resource: local compliance Tackling illicit tobacco and...

Defending Public Services (23 May 2016)

Ed Vaizey: ...Karren Brady. Before I mention individual speeches, may I reject the persistent criticism from the Opposition about this being a thin Queen’s Speech? We focus on sugar-free drinks and the sugar tax, but the Queen’s Speech is packed with fantastic nuggets. My Bill will push forward the digital economy. The Department for Transport will focus on autonomous vehicles and on...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (3rd Day) (23 May 2016)

Baroness Jowell: ...country can indeed distinguish between the fear of a free-for-all in immigration and the chance to give back to a small number of unaccompanied refugee children who have suffered unimaginable trauma their childhood. Tax credits, support for disabled people and social housing are all causes that will change the lives of hundreds of thousands of people. They were all taken up by your...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (2nd Day) (19 May 2016)

Lord Murphy of Torfaen: ...Executive. Over the past year there have been at least nine U-turns by the Government—all of which I completely applaud, by the way—including, of course, today’s decision on junior doctors. However, when we look at tax credits, disability benefits, VAT on tampons, Sunday trading, child refugees and others all in one year, we have to think about how the Government are...

Scottish Parliament: Ministers and Junior Ministers (19 May 2016)

John Finnie: ...work and wish them the very best in the future. I had more dealings in the previous session with Mr Neil. As others have said, he drove through the equal marriage legislation, which is a great credit to him and the Government. We welcome the appointment of the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney, as the education secretary. That is indicative of the priority that the First Minister has...

Debate on the Address: [1st Day] (18 May 2016)

Tim Farron: ...this place, but we still stand. It is the system we have, and rather than take notice of an old convention between two establishment parties, I will take the side of the people, and if we can stop tax credit cuts by using the other place, we will jolly well use it, and if he wants to reform the House of Lords, we will be with him in the Lobbies. We heard the Leader of the...

Queen’s Speech - Debate (1st Day) (18 May 2016)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...for the Environment. Despite such demanding positions, one biographical note reflected: “King never had a strong public profile compared to other members of the Cabinet”. But the explanation for that does him great credit, because it reasons that he did not, “draw attention to himself by elementary errors or public gaffes”. That reputation for competence and...

European Union Migration: National Insurance - Statement (12 May 2016)

Baroness Sherlock: ...of NINos. Has the Minister’s department had the opportunity to compare the NINo data set out today with, for example, the RTI data that his department holds, self-assessment, or the DWP L2 and tax credit benefit data? That would enable him to make a judgment and perhaps make it quite clear that many of these people are coming in as short-term visitors and not long-term workers.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs (12 May 2016)

David Gauke: ...those areas for the period 2009/10 onwards. Net expenditure (m) 09/10 10/11 11/12 12/13 13/14 14/15 Enforcement and Compliance 1,033 1,004 991 1,028 1,037 987 Business Tax 222 248 181 185 156 201 Personal Tax 763 682 726 728 670 531 Benefits & Credits 169 164 154 157 153 154 Corporate 1,760 1,477 1,647 1,566 1,629 1,595 ...

Life Chances Strategy - Question for Short Debate (11 May 2016)

Baroness Altmann: ...who now benefit from the role modelling, the health benefits and the economic security of living in a home where adults are going to work. The Government have introduced major structural changes to the welfare and tax systems to ensure that work always pays for families. This includes universal credit, changes to the personal tax allowance and the national living wage. I hear the concerns...


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