Results 1–20 of 2176 for speaker:Mel Stride

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (20 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: The charge on disguised remuneration (DR) loans is targeted at artificial tax avoidance schemes where earnings were paid via a third party in the form of ‘loans’ which in reality were never repaid. DR scheme users took home almost all of their pay tax-free. However, these schemes never worked and the amounts paid were always taxable under the law at the time. The Government...

Written Answers — Treasury: Students: Private Rented Housing (20 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: At Budget 2016 it was announced that, from July 2016, offshore property developers would be taxed on all the profits they make from developing UK land. The latest estimate of this measure’s yield is set out on page 212 of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s Economic and Fiscal Outlook: March 2018. The government announced at Autumn Budget 2017 that from April 2019...

Written Answers — Treasury: Students: Private Rented Housing (20 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: HMRC do not collect this information because identifying lettings expressly to students rather than to other persons does not lead to any specific tax effect. Collection of this further information by HMRC would require businesses to identify and distinguish between income received from the rental of student accommodation and that received through other rentals. This would impose additional...

Written Answers — Treasury: Corporation Tax (20 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: On 18 June, the Prime Minister set out that the NHS in England will receive an increase in funding over the next five years that equates to over £20 billion additional real terms funding a year by 2023-24. We need to ensure we can sustainably fund our NHS and other public services in the future, and we can’t just pass on extra debt to the next generation. So, as the Prime...

Written Answers — Treasury: Furs: Trade (19 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is responsible for the collection and publication of data on UK imports and exports of goods to and from the UK. HMRC releases this information monthly, as a National Statistic called the Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics. Data on imports of fur into the UK in each of the last five years are available in the ‘Build Your Own Tables’ area of...

Written Answers — Treasury: Furs: Imports (19 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is responsible for the collection and publication of data on UK imports and exports of goods to and from the UK. HMRC releases this information monthly, as a National Statistic called the Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics. The value of these imports is set out in the tables below. This is based on declared trade so is not an estimate. Top 5 Import...

Written Answers — Treasury: Furs: Exports (19 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is responsible for the collection and publication of data on UK imports and exports of goods to and from the UK. HMRC releases this information monthly, as a National Statistic called the Overseas Trade in Goods Statistics. HMRC is unable to provide information regarding the re-export of fur. It does not collect data that would identify fur being re-exported...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: International Fur Trade Federation (19 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: Treasury Ministers and officials have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery. Details of ministerial and Permanent Secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at:...

Written Answers — Treasury: Sanitary Protection: VAT (19 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: The Government has continued to press at EU level for the flexibility to apply a zero rate of VAT to women’s sanitary products so that this can be introduced in the UK at the earliest opportunity. The European Commission has now brought forward a legislative proposal, which is under discussion in the EU and, if it is agreed by Member States, would give the UK that flexibility.

Written Answers — Treasury: Trident: Scotland (19 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: I refer the Hon Member to the answer given for PQ 153307.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (19 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: The Government estimates that up to 50,000 individuals will be affected by the 2019 loan charge. Further information can be found in the ‘Disguised remuneration: further update’ policy paper: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/disguised-remuner ation-further-update/disguised-remuneration-further-update. Information on how many DR scheme users have repaid their loans is...

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance: Self-employed (19 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: In 2016, when the Government consulted on possible reform of the off-payroll working rules (known as IR35) in the public sector, it estimated that around 26,000 people working through personal service companies would be affected by the changes. Reform to the rules in the public sector were introduced in April 2017. The Government is currently consulting on how to tackle non-compliance with...

Written Answers — Treasury: Treasury: Brexit (19 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: The analysis to support the estimated £17-20 billion figure was published in a letter by the Chief Executive of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs to the Treasury Select Committee on 5 June, 2018. The government is considering two approaches to a future customs relationship with the EU: a ‘new customs partnership’ and a ‘highly streamlined customs...

Written Answers — Treasury: Customs Declaration Services Programme (14 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: HMRC has been provided with sufficient funding to undertake the work required on the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) to date. By the end of March 2018, HMRC had been allocated and spent £104 million. Funding for future years will come from a mixture of 2015 Spending Review funding agreed by HM Treasury for CDS and funds allocated to HMRC to ensure the department is prepared for exiting...

Written Answers — Treasury: Publications: VAT (14 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: Under EU law, a standard rate of VAT must be applied to e-publications. Although Member States are discussing a legislative proposal to allow the application of a zero rate of VAT to e-publications, this is yet to be agreed.

Written Answers — Treasury: Merchant Shipping: Tonnage Tax (14 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: It is not possible to identify the type of vessel used by each company qualifying for Tonnage Tax or those who are members of the UK Chamber of Shipping from the data held by HMRC.

Written Answers — Treasury: Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts (14 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: The administration of the tax system, including where appropriate the repayment of tax or duties, is a matter for HM Revenue and Customs. It would not be appropriate for Treasury Ministers to become involved in the administration of the tax system in specific cases.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (14 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: The 2019 loan charge is targeted at artificial tax avoidance schemes where earnings were paid via a third party in the form of ‘loans’ which in reality were never repaid – ‘disguised remuneration’ (DR) schemes. The Government has taken this action to ensure that everybody pays the taxes they owe and contribute towards the public-funded services from which they...

Written Answers — Treasury: Living Wage (14 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: The government is determined that everyone who is entitled to the National Minimum and Living Wage (NMW) receives it. HMRC does not hold separate data for National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage. As referenced in UIN 136268, the ‘National Living Wage’ is a rate for workers aged 25 and over which was introduced in April 2016. HMRC always takes action to ensure workers...

Business Rates — [James Gray in the Chair] (13 Jun 2018)

Mel Stride: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship again, Mr Gray. I congratulate the hon. Member for York Central (Rachael Maskell) both on securing the debate and on the tenacious approach she has rightly taken to the extremely important matter of business rates. I thank her for her comprehensive contribution, and in particular for the examples she gave of high street businesses—I...


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