Stephen Timms

MP, East Ham

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East Ham Labour

Tax Avoidance

Parliament has voted on measures, including the introduction of a general anti-abuse rule, aimed at tackling abusive tax avoidance.

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Stephen Timms voted a mixture of for and against measures to reduce tax avoidance

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All votes about measures to reduce tax avoidance:

  • On 25 Mar 2013: Stephen Timms voted against the proposed budget for 2013-14 which proposed raising £612bn and spending £720bn; continuing to reduce corporation tax, introducing a scheme to help people buy homes worth up to £600,000 and to increase the personal income tax allowance for those of working age. Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: Stephen Timms was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 1 Jul 2013: Stephen Timms voted for a review of the potential for new internationally co-ordinated laws requiring greater transparency on how much tax multi-national companies pay to the UK and other countries. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: Stephen Timms voted against introducing a general anti-abuse rule to tackle abusive tax avoidance, to raise the basic income tax free allowance, and to support other tax changes proposed in the Finance Bill. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: Stephen Timms voted in favour of introducing a penalty regime for the general anti-abuse rule and in favour of other measures intended to reduce tax avoidance. Show vote
  • On 13 Apr 2016: Stephen Timms voted for implementing a series of proposals intended to reduce tax avoidance and evasion. Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2016: Stephen Timms voted to give the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority duties to combat abusive tax avoidance arrangements, including by ascertaining and recording the beneficial ownership of trusts. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2016: Stephen Timms voted to require multinational enterprises to publish a country by country tax strategy including information on their attitude to tax planning. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Stephen Timms was absent for a vote on Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Stephen Timms voted against raising the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, against introducing a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, against restricting the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than via salary and against other changes to the tax system. Show vote

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