Owen Thompson

SNP Whip

Scottish National Party MP for Midlothian

@OwenThompson https://facebook.com/owenthompsonsnp

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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Owen Thompson generally voted for 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.

All votes about measures to reduce tax avoidance:

  • On 1 Jul 2020: Owen Thompson voted 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: Owen Thompson voted to call for the proper funding of public services after a decade of austerity and for robust action to tackle tax avoidance and evasion. Show vote
  • On 20 Jan 2020: Owen Thompson voted to require 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 18 Apr 2017: Owen Thompson acted as teller for a vote on Finance (No. 2) Bill 2017 — Decline Second Reading Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Owen Thompson 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
  • On 28 Jun 2016: Owen Thompson voted to require multinational enterprises to publish a country by country tax strategy including information on their attitude to tax planning. Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2016: Owen Thompson 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 13 Apr 2016: Owen Thompson voted for implementing a series of proposals intended to reduce tax avoidance and evasion. Show vote

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