John Baron

Conservative MP for Basildon and Billericay

Tax Avoidance

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

Photo: HM Treasury

John Baron voted a mixture of for and against measures to reduce tax avoidance

TheyWorkForYou has automatically calculated this MP’s stance based on all of their votes on the topic. You can browse the source data on PublicWhip.org.uk.

Key votes about measures to reduce tax avoidance:

  • On 1 Jul 2020: John Baron voted not to delay shifting responsibility for determining if off-payroll working rules apply from an individual’s personal service company to their client (where the client isn't a small company). Show vote
  • On 25 Feb 2020: John Baron voted not to call for the proper funding of public services after a decade of austerity nor for robust action to tackle tax avoidance and evasion. Show vote
  • On 20 Jan 2020: John Baron voted against requiring a plan to reverse the impact of austerity, tackle the climate and environmental emergency, and reshape the economy to work for everyone by clamping down on tax avoidance, tackling insecurity in work by extending full employment rights to all workers, ending in-work poverty, and introducing a real living wage. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2018: John Baron voted in favour of proposed changes to the taxation system, including rises in the income thresholds for both starting to pay income tax, and for being charged income tax at the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 12 Nov 2018: John Baron voted in favour of proposed changes to the taxation system, including rises in the income thresholds for both starting to pay income tax, and for being charged income tax at the higher rate. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: John Baron was absent for a vote on Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: John Baron was absent for a vote on Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2016: John Baron was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — Schedule 19 — Multinational Enterprises — Publication of Country by Country Tax Strategy Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2016: John Baron voted against giving 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 13 Apr 2016: John Baron voted against implementing a series of proposals intended to reduce tax avoidance and evasion. Show vote
  • On 11 Feb 2015: John Baron voted against introducing a penalty regime for the general anti-abuse rule and against other measures intended to reduce tax avoidance. Show vote
  • On 2 Jul 2013: John Baron voted to introduce 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 1 Jul 2013: John Baron was absent for a vote on Finance Bill — New Clause 12 — International Tax Transparency for Multi-National Companies Show vote
  • On 15 Apr 2013: John Baron was absent for a vote on Finance Bill 2013 — Second Reading Show vote
  • On 25 Mar 2013: John Baron voted to set a budget for 2013-14 involving 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

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