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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...

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

Shailesh Vara: ...West Midlands and (c) England relating to (i) Personal Independence Payment (PIP), (ii) Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), (iii) Income Support (IS), (iv) Jobseeker's Allowance (JSA) and (v) tax credits between October and December 2015, the latest period for which figures are available. Proportion of appeals decided in favour of the appellant between October and December 2015 6...

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: ...and I commend him for his use of both in this example. The Chancellor and I are very concerned about this issue, as my hon. Friend knows, and we are grateful to my hon. Friend for his assiduous work in collating examples that he has heard from colleagues and from the banking sector. It is absolutely right that the “know your customer” requirements should be tailored to the risk...

National Living Wage (18 Apr 2016)

Eilidh Whiteford: I certainly acknowledge that the approach is different, but I think that we should all appreciate the work done by the Low Pay Commission in assessing the levels of pay increase that our economy can sustain without pushing up unemployment, and the possibility of gaining that optimal balance between the two. However, I fear that the commission’s role has been rather undermined by this...

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

Baroness Williams of Trafford: ...and of housing associations through the right to buy and shared ownership. In Committee, I reinforced the Government’s commitment to ensuring that the policy is designed fairly and that work always pays. On this basis, I gave three reassurances: first, that we would introduce a taper to ensure that it would always be in the tenant’s interest to increase their earnings;...

Tax Avoidance and Evasion (13 Apr 2016)

James Cartlidge: That is an excellent point. It was a fundamental injustice, and we dealt with it. In the latest Budget, we announced a series of measures to tackle tax avoidance on matters such as hybrid mismatch, VAT evasion through online sales and the general anti-abuse rule. We will introduce a new penalty of 60% of tax due in all GAAR cases that are successfully tackled. We have brought in a long list...

Improvement of Rail Passenger Services (Use of Disruption Payments) (13 Apr 2016)

Joan Ryan: I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require Schedule 8 disruption payments between Network Rail and train operating companies to be allocated to specified projects aimed at increasing the quality, value for money or reliability of passengers’ experience of railway travel and associated services; and for connected purposes. I am grateful for the opportunity to...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (13 Apr 2016)

Owen Smith: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether transitional protection where entitlement is lower will begin as soon as tax credit recipients start migrating to universal credit.

Energy Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (12 Apr 2016) amended as follows. (2) After section 32LC (inserted by section [Onshore wind power: closure of renewables obligation on 31 March 2016] of this Act) insert—“32LD Onshore wind generating stations accredited, or additional capacity added, on or before 31 March 2016The circumstances set out in this section are where the electricity is— (a) generated by an onshore wind...

Backbench Business: Supported Housing (12 Apr 2016)

Alan Brown: ...housing benefit rates without thinking about the impact on supported accommodation. The measure is expected to save only half a billion pounds over this parliamentary term. When compared with the 8.5 billion cut in corporation tax and the 5.5 billion of capital gains and inheritance tax giveaways in the Budget, that half a billion pounds is a drop in the ocean. The Government...

Uk Steel Industry (12 Apr 2016)

Nicholas Dakin: ...announced that it would dispose of its long products business. It has taken until this week for the conclusion of a process that involved first interest from one buyer, its pulling out and then the work that everyone—trade unions, the management team, Tata itself, Greybull Capital and suppliers, who have also had to contribute to the process—has done locally. The way forward is...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Foster Care: Tax Allowances (12 Apr 2016)

Edward Timpson: Fostering income is already subject to a specific tax relief system consisting of a fixed annual threshold of 10,000 per fostering household and a weekly threshold based on the number of children in placement and their age. More information is available on GOV.UK: ring Foster carers can access working tax credit, where they...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Apr 2016)

Nigel Mills: That was a peril of coalition and a Lib Dem insistence that I am sure we regret strongly, as it appears not to have increased capital gains tax revenues in the way that was intended. It is quite right to move the rate back down to a more sensible level in the responsible way that that has been done. We should note that every year we have a Finance Bill, and they are quite long, thick and...

Government Referendum Leaflet (11 Apr 2016)

Peter Grant: ...funded a booklet encouraging people to vote no to Scottish independence? How many of them were angry when the Government had to admit that they had used false case studies in a Department for Work and Pensions leaflet about tax credits? Is it not the case that this is not anger based on principle but anger from people who are happy to see taxpayers’ money spent on misleading...

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