Clause 8

Part of National Insurance Contributions Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 9:15 am on 9th December 2010.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Exchequer Secretary 9:15 am, 9th December 2010

I note the points made by the hon. Gentleman. In the spending settlement for HMRC, over the spending review period £900 million will be focused on specific areas in which HMRC believes it can significantly increase its yield. That will involve employing more tax inspectors in particular areas. I also note the hon. Gentleman’s argument that lowering the amount of employer’s national insurance contribution that needs to be paid is likely to create jobs. That, if I remember rightly, is a somewhat different position from the one his party took at the general election.