Kevin Foster

Former Conservative MP for Torbay

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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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Kevin Foster generally voted for measures to reduce tax avoidance

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Major votes

  • On 12 Nov 2018: Kevin Foster 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: Kevin Foster 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: Kevin Foster voted to raise the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, to introduce a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to restrict the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than salary and for other changes to the tax system. Show vote
  • On 18 Apr 2017: Kevin Foster voted to raise the threshold for paying higher rate income tax, to introduce a Soft Drinks Industry Levy, to restrict the national insurance benefits of remuneration other than via salary and for other changes to the tax system. Show vote
  • On 28 Jun 2016: Kevin Foster voted against requiring multinational enterprises to publish a country by country tax strategy including information on their attitude to tax planning. Show vote
  • On 19 Apr 2016: Kevin Foster 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

Minor votes

  • On 1 Jul 2020: Kevin Foster 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: Kevin Foster 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: Kevin Foster 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 13 Apr 2016: Kevin Foster voted against implementing a series of proposals intended to reduce tax avoidance and evasion. Show vote

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