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Financial Services Industry (4 March 2015)

Andrea Leadsom: ..., and nowhere more so than in the financial services sector. Increasing competition means customers have more choice about how they bank and who they bank with, and it means that banks have to work harder to provide the best possible products and services. More competition will also help to ensure that the industry evolves in a way that meets customers’ wants and needs—and,...

Opposition Day: [Un-allotted Half Day] — Future Government Spending (4 March 2015) See 1 other result from this debate

Cathy Jamieson: ...and again this afternoon. Let us look at some more evidence. As I have said, the Government have missed their current budget target by 74 billion. In addition, the social security bill is 25 billion more than planned, and tax credits have risen, subsidising the low-wage economy. The number of working people receiving housing benefit is up two thirds, and tax receipts are much...

Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Bill: Clause 1 — Trading profits taxable at the Northern Ireland rate (4 March 2015) See 4 other results from this debate

Shabana Mahmood: ...that has been struck is very similar to that of the Minister. I agree with him that a deliberate part of the agreement relates to trading profits. Under the new Northern Ireland regime, corporation tax is to be devolved only in so far as it relates to trading profits rather than other aspects of business. That part of the policy is designed to make it successful and ensure that this...

Estimates 2014-15 — Department for Work and Pensions: Housing Costs (Reformed Welfare System) (3 March 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Mark Harper: .... The Opposition have set out three ways in which they would pay for that, and when we had an Opposition day debate in December, I went through them in some detail to demonstrate that they simply would not work. They say that their proposal to ensure that the building trade paid its fair share of tax would raise 380 million, but we have already dealt with those changes in the 2013...

Scotland Act 1998 (Modification of Schedules 4 and 5 and Transfer of Functions to the Scottish Ministers etc.) Order 2015 — Motion to Approve (26 February 2015)

Lord Forsyth of Drumlean: ...relates—it is an extraordinary way of doing business. In the early 1960s, as has already been mentioned, when we changed the franchise from 21 to 18, we did it after having two commissions. The noble Lord, Lord McAvoy, may take credit for it, as a Labour Government did this. The Labour Government in those days were very concerned about consultation and constitutional propriety and...

Opposition Day — [18th Allotted Day]: Bankers’ Bonuses and the Banking Industry (25 February 2015)

Charlie Elphicke: ...the failure to police risk, was at the heart of what went wrong with our banking system, so I completely reject the hon. Gentleman’s point. The Opposition say, “Let’s have a bankers’ bonus tax, so we can raise some money.” Yet again, we have heard that the Opposition want to spend it, this time on “a guaranteed paid starter job for young people who have...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Children: Day Care (25 February 2015) See 1 other result from this answer

Alison McGovern: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if he will provide guidance to families with variable incomes on how best to choose between universal credit and the tax-free childcare scheme; and if he will make a statement.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Further Consideration Stage (24 February 2015) See 11 other results from this debate

Alex Maskey: ...will make only a few remarks. The second group concerns the issue of Assembly control over future regulations and so on, and the question of the reporting of the operation of the Act and how it is working out. The first three amendments are superfluous, given that the arrangements that will be put in place will enhance considerably and significantly the Assembly's control over the...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Further Consideration Stage (24 February 2015)

Steven Agnew: ...society. Amendment No 1 is about a disability addition payment. As the Bill is currently drafted, many families with disabled children will see a loss of approximately 26 a week to the universal credit that they receive under the current tax credit system. It is estimated that that will affect 100,000 families across the UK, and, on a proportional basis, that figure equates to...

Isil: European Council (23 February 2015)

David Cameron: ...questions by the airline. We need new arrangements with airlines to ensure that these at-risk children are properly identified and questioned, and the Home Secretary and Transport Secretary will be working with the airlines to bring this about. Whenever there are concerns, police at the border should be alerted so that they can use the new temporary passport seizure powers to stop people...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Block Grant: Reductions (23 February 2015)

Michaela Boyle: ...our resources by 15 billion, it is essential that we focus on delivering better outcomes from the resources that we have. We must move beyond bookkeeping to drive economic growth. That means working collectively to exploit every avenue that we have to build a progressive, strong revenue base that does not harm but strengthens our people, our competitiveness, our economic...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Small Businesses: Productivity (17 February 2015)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: Government policy focuses on delivering growth which in turn depends on productivity in the longer term. We have already set out our four key growth ambitions: creating the most competitive tax system in the G20, making the UK the best place in Europe to start, finance and grow a business, encouraging investment and exports, and creating a more educated workforce. And through our...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget Bill: Second Stage (16 February 2015) See 2 other results from this debate

Simon Hamilton: I am not batting for the Treasury, but, on the point about information and transparency, particularly around tax take, I do not think that it was designed to produce regional figures. I think that the Treasury is grappling with the impact of devolution as well and, indeed, the demands in English regions for more transparency around these things. It is now starting to produce better...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Consideration Stage (11 February 2015) See 9 other results from this debate

Basil McCrea: ...I do not think that it is appropriate. If you take money off people, all that happens is that they disappear off the radar. That is not what this should be about. We need to resource universal credit properly and put more investment into looking after people. I will make a number of points that support that stance. In 2012-13, there was a 250% increase in sanctions on ESA claimants,...

Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day]: Compulsory Jobs Guarantee (11 February 2015)

Iain Duncan Smith: ...: which businesses have signed up to the jobs guarantee, and how many jobs have they guaranteed to provide? In the absence of any answers, I will quote the OECD’s view of these kinds of make-work schemes. For the past 20 years it has demonstrated that such schemes are expensive and counter-productive. Its jobs strategy states that having “large deadweight losses, displacement...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Welfare Reform Bill: Consideration Stage (10 February 2015) See 5 other results from this debate

Mickey Brady: No, the Member will not give way. The bedroom tax has been neutralised and will continue to be neutralised, so that is a good thing for those vulnerable people whom we have all been talking about today. I will move on to the discretionary payments in clauses 51 and 52. Basically, the social fund has been abolished in Britain and has gone to local authorities, some of which service it in a...

Welfare Assistance Schemes — Question for Short Debate (10 February 2015)

The Bishop of Truro: ...homeless people aged between 16 and 20. Many local authorities up and down the country have put in place innovative local schemes to help vulnerable residents, while evidence from local authority returns to the Department for Work and Pensions review found that 86% of funding allocated to local authorities was projected to be spent in 2014-15. The Children’s Society has worked...

Introduction of a Maximum Wage — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (10 February 2015)

Iain Wright: ...would rather go for a pint with the Culture Minister who is in the Chamber today. Alternatively, perhaps Treasury Ministers are engaged with tackling the issues of HSBC and the collusion with its clients over tax evasion. I deliberately make those two points, not for cheap party political point scoring, but because they touch on an important theme in today’s debate, namely a growing...

Oral Answers to Questions — Attorney-General: Police (10 February 2015)

Richard Drax: ...to stand up for my police force and I will probably say things that are unpalatable to the Government, but I hope I shall say them in a balanced way, based on the evidence and the fact that I have worked closely over the past five years with the Dorset police force. In part, I shall speak personally about what I have seen and heard. Dorset police force has had an appalling history and has...

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