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Bill Presented — Recall of MPs Bill: Backbench Business — Energy-intensive Industries (11 September 2014)

Alex Cunningham: Carbon taxes have been imposed by consecutive Governments for very good reason, but if our industries are to be competitive, the time has come to examine them carefully and to determine how we go forward. This is not just about taxation, however; we must also take into account the issues that my hon. Friend the Member for Stoke-on-Trent North (Joan Walley) raised a moment ago. Needless to...

National Insurance Contributions Bill (8 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Priti Patel: ...Bill or the clauses, which have been effectively discussed. However, it is fair, right and proper that I address the points made by Labour Members. Clearly, there is consensus in a number of areas—work has taken place in debates on the Finance Bill and discussions have been had—but there are a number of areas that I should like to address. The hon. Member for Birmingham,...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions: Bright Start (8 September 2014)

Jennifer McCann: As you said, the coalition Government propose to introduce a new scheme to provide financial support to help working families with the cost of childcare. The purpose of the new scheme is to enable those with responsibility for children to take up paid work or to work for longer. We are in the process of looking at the scheme, but no definitive consultation has happened yet....

Written Answers — Work and Pensions: Unemployment: Brighton (8 September 2014)

Esther McVey: The DWP will be evaluating the benefit cap policy and, where possible, its impact on movement into work later this year and expect to publish these findings in autumn 2014. The latest official Benefit cap statistics, available at www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data /file/341890/benefit-cap-may-2014.pdf show that by May 2014, 120 households had been capped in Brighton...

Adult Learning — [John Robertson in the Chair] (3 September 2014)

Meg Hillier: It is a pleasure as ever to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Robertson. I am delighted to have secured this debate on an issue vital to the future of the British economy: skilling up our adult work force. I am particularly pleased to stand here and highlight to the Minister the excellent provision we have in Hackney. I am proud to represent Hackney community college, our local further...

Business of the House Commission: Pension Schemes Bill (2 September 2014) See 2 other results from this debate

Mark Hoban: .... Friend said, our pension reforms have been one of our key acts in government. We have done a huge amount to reform the pensions system we inherited and to implement auto-enrolment. The Chair of the Work and Pensions Select Committee, the hon. Member for Aberdeen South (Dame Anne Begg), gives the previous Government credit for auto-enrolment, but my right hon. Friend was right to talk...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Taxes on Households (2 September 2014)

Helen Jones: If the Chief Secretary believes in reducing taxation on working families, will he explain why those on universal credit will be subject to a 76% marginal deduction rate on extra earnings? Why do the Government believe that wealthy people have to be incentivised by a tax cut, but the poorest people need to be incentivised by a huge tax rate?

[Mr Dai Havard in the Chair] — Social Economy (2 September 2014)

Barry Sheerman: ...Minister, always disagreeing with what the Government were doing. There had to be more to life, so I developed something that I was passionately interested in. I started setting up co-operatives —working ones, rather than retail ones—and I have been at it ever since. I am told that I am on about my 48th social enterprise, which is quite a number. Most of them have survived....

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...

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