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Written Answers — Treasury: Self-employed: Preston (1 September 2014)

Mark Hendrick: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Preston constituency were self-employed and in receipt of working tax credit in each year since 2009-10.

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Benefit Cap (1 September 2014)

Esther McVey: ...www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data /file/341890/benefit-cap-may-2014.pdf show that by May 2014, 39% of those no longer subject to the cap, 7,400 households, have moved into work, as shown by them having an open working tax credit claim. In addition to this there may be a small number of cases who have moved into work with sufficiently high salaries that they are...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Future (21 August 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Annabel Goldie: ...but I do not have to. The case for staying within the United Kingdom is so compelling and so self-evident that brevity is all that I need. It is a partnership of over 60million friends and customers, working with each other for each other; a partnership with over 30million people paying taxes and contributing jointly to our common good; and a partnership in which businesses,...

Scottish Parliament: Increasing Opportunities for Women (20 August 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Angela Constance: ...reflects the strength of our commitment to that ambition. Women are key to the strength and resilience of Scotland’s economy and they have made a huge contribution to the recovery that we are seeing. Women work in every sector of Scottish industry, but too often they do so on an unequal basis and, as reports from respected organisations such as the Fawcett Society show, they are not...

Scottish Parliament: Welfare (13 August 2014) See 5 other results from this debate

Nicola Sturgeon: ...opportunity to change course and build, not overnight but over time, a social security system that meets our needs—one that supports the needs of our economy by equipping people better for the world of work, one that supports the needs of individuals by ensuring that those who work get a decent wage for the job that they do and one that supports the needs of the vulnerable by...

Scottish Parliament: Economic Opportunities of Independence (12 August 2014)

Colin Beattie: If the number of women in work increased by just 6 per cent, tax revenues would rise by about 700 million. For those who are studying, we will certainly continue our policy of free education for Scottish students who study in this country, thus minimising the amount of debt that Scottish students have when they embark upon their careers. For those who come here to study, we will have...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland and Malawi (5 August 2014)

Humza Yousaf: ...have advice to give and rightly suggest that we should be a critical friend of Malawi, it is amazing that they can come together for an hour or so to praise one another in a giant love-in. I give credit to previous Administrations. I am a great fan of all the work that Jack McConnell and the Administration behind him did to re-establish the relationship with Malawi. To his credit, Lord...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Taxation: Childcare (29 July 2014)

Lord Deighton: The Government has today published ‘Tax-Free Childcare: the government’s response to the consultation on childcare account provision’ – a response to the further consultation on the delivery of childcare accounts within the Tax-Free Childcare scheme. The document is available at www.gov.uk/government/consultations/tax-free-childcare-consu...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Children: Day Care (28 July 2014) See 1 other result from this answer

Lord Sutherland of Houndwood: To ask Her Majesty’s Government what projections they have made of the impact of the childcare element of universal credit on maternal employment rates, and the level of income tax paid by working mothers.

European Union Committee: Report on 2013-14 (EUC Report) — Motion to Take Note (24 July 2014)

Lord Harrison: .... I am extremely sorry that he was not able to attend last night and I put that on record. I will try to abbreviate some of the things I have said. One of the important items was the financial transaction tax. We thoroughly examined and re-examined the threat to this country, and particularly to the City of London, which we have highlighted in terms of that tax. It could be really quite an...

HMRC (Scotland) (22 July 2014)

Gregg McClymont: ...arithmetical facts and then, I think, what we might judge an outcome to be for Scotland after leaving the UK and ending our membership of HMRC. We know as a fact that Scotland has significantly more tax-collecting jobs relative to the UK as a whole. Is there any reason to imagine that an independent Scottish state would need those surplus tax-collecting jobs relative to the size of the UK...

Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals): Backbench Business — Summer Adjournment (22 July 2014)

John McDonnell: .... May I tread into Northern Ireland again and talk about welfare reform there? The Government are seeking to impose their welfare reform legislation on the people of Northern Ireland, including the bedroom tax, the harsh benefit sanctions, the disaster of universal credit and work capability assessments, with all their adverse consequences. Sinn Fein has looked at the hardship that such...

Child Benefit Entitlement (Disqualification of Non-UK EU Nationals) (22 July 2014)

Philip Hollobone: ...thank you for giving me permission to move the motion? The purpose of the Bill, were it granted by the House, would be to end the absurd anomaly whereby any EU national can come to this country to work, leaving their children behind in their country of origin, and then British taxpayers pay child benefit to those children. I think that is wrong, the Prime Minister thinks it is wrong, most...

Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Child Care (21 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Nicky Morgan: I thank the hon. Gentleman for that. As a working parent, I sympathise with all working parents about the availability and affordability of child care. This Government take that extremely seriously. I have mentioned tax-free child care, but we have also introduced shared parental leave and we are increasing child care support under universal credit. It should also be noted that the latest...

Written Answers — Health: Universal Credit (21 July 2014)

Daniel Poulter: Healthy Start currently supports approximately half a million pregnant women and children under four in families claiming income based benefits and tax credits. Our intention is to ensure that a broadly similar number, and range, of universal credit families will qualify for Healthy Start in future. We are currently discussing with the Department for Work and Pensions the options for...

Backbench Business: Universal Postal Service (17 July 2014)

John McDonnell: ...Member for North Ayrshire and Arran (Katy Clark). The irony 10 years ago was that the former general secretary of the union was then a Minister pushing the legislation through. The Communication Workers Union-associated Members had disappeared that evening; only a limited number of us were here, fighting and arguing in favour of amendments. It was late at night and I remember it well. We...

Finance Bill — Second Reading (16 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Lord Flight: ...reflect the lack of power of this House to amend Finance Bills. It strikes me that now that this House is essentially an appointed and not a hereditary House, that is out of date. Much though I pay credit to the noble Lord, Lord MacGregor, and his committee, it is time for the issue of this House being able properly to consider financial legislation in the same way as the other place to be...

Welfare Reform (Cumbria) (16 July 2014) See 1 other result from this debate

Esther McVey: ...points he has raised. It is important to put the situation into context. When the Government came into office, it was clear that the welfare system we inherited was in need of reform and was not working. For far too long, Governments had shied away from making any significant reform, and we had ended up with a complex system that had numerous add-ons. It was complicated for all concerned....

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits (15 July 2014)

Stephen Timms: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the contribution of 5 September 2013, Official Report, column 471, (1) when he expects that jobseeker's allowance and tax credits will be closed down; (2) what his policy is on closing down jobseeker's allowance and tax credits before the 2015 General Election.

Bill Presented: Childcare Payments Bill (14 July 2014) See 13 other results from this debate

Andrea Leadsom: I thank all hon. Members who have spoken in the debate. Given the incredibly valuable contribution that this Bill makes to supporting working families, it is a great shame that no Opposition Back Benchers wanted to celebrate its arrival. It is fairly safe to say that the vast majority of Members who spoke agree that more needs to be done to support families with child care costs. It is also...

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