Results 1–20 of 1232 for speaker:Mel Stride

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Employee Ownership: Charitable Donations (11 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: Share Incentive Plans provide companies with flexibility to meet their business needs regarding employee ownership. The Government continues to keep employee share schemes policy under review.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Boats: EU Countries (11 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: The future customs rules for goods moving between the UK and the EU, including for arrangements relating to recreational boats, will depend on the outcome of negotiations with the EU. The Government is engaging with stakeholders affected by EU Exit in every sector and region of the UK economy to assess the effect of EU Exit on them.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Sanitary Protection: VAT (11 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: The UK continues to press for a VAT zero rate for women’s sanitary products at EU level so that we can introduce at the earliest opportunity, consistent with the United Kingdom’s EU obligations.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: First Time Buyers: Stamp Duty Land Tax (11 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: The estimated numbers of purchases benefitting from the Stamp Duty Land Tax relief for first-time buyers in the UK in each of the next five years are as follows: England and Northern Ireland 2018/19 209,000 2019/20 213,000 2020/21 216,000 2021/22 219,000 2022/23 223,000 SDLT is devolved in Scotland and will be devolved to Wales from April 2018. The figures in the...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Employee Ownership (7 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: Share Incentive Plans were introduced to encourage employee share ownership and are designed to provide companies with flexibility to meet their business needs. The scheme is also designed to incentivise staff retention. The Government continues to keep employee share scheme policy under review.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Valuation (7 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: All Valuation Office Agency (VOA) staff are entitled to take five days of learning and development each year and have learning and development considered as part of performance discussions with their managers. Each team prepares individual and team learning plans, to meet their development needs. All professional staff have to complete the required continuing professional development each...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Non-domestic Rates: Valuation (7 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: On 7 December the Valuation Office Agency (VOA) released statistics on the numbers of Challenges and Changes raised against the 2010 and 2017 Rating Lists. The VOA publishes these figures on a quarterly basis. The publication is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/non-domestic-rating -challenges-and-changes-2017-and-2010-rating-lists-september -2017-experimental

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Evasion (7 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: The government has taken significant action to tackle avoidance, evasion, and non-compliance; including securing almost £160 billion of additional tax revenue since 2010, introducing over 100 measures, and investing around £2 billion extra in HMRC. At Budget, the government took further steps to tackle these issues, which are forecast to raise £4.8 billion between now and...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Valuation Office Agency: Closures (7 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: Information on Valuation Office Agency (VOA) office closures and staff currently employed at each office will be placed in the Library of the House in due course. The VOA's estates programme intends to transform the way it uses its offices to support new and more efficient ways of working. It balances affordability and geographic coverage. By April 2023, the VOA expects to work out of 26...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Credit (6 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: The government is committed to facilitating sustainable financial services that give consumers greater choice in accessing credit. This includes support for the credit union sector, which provides an accessible alternative to high-cost credit. The government announced at Autumn Statement 2016 that under the Proceeds of Crime Act, from 2018 a greater proportion of funds recovered from...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Revenue Budget (6 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: The recent Budget shows that we are delivering for Scotland, including £347 million in additional resource budget as part of £2 billion extra as a result of Barnett consequentials.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Revenue Budget (6 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: The hon. Gentleman suggests that we have done nothing, but the day before the Budget, that £347 million of additional resource budget was not there. That was announced in the Budget statement, along with another £1.7 billion of additional capital to support the businesses and people of Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Revenue Budget (6 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: My hon. Friend is entirely right. I know that the oil and gas sector has warmly welcomed the changes that we are making to provide additional tax relief through transferable tax history. Many in the sector believe that that measure will lead to tens of billions of additional investment during the lifetime of the North sea reserves.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Revenue Budget (6 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: The figures speak for themselves. As the hon. Gentleman should know—I am sure that he does—by 2020 the block grant to Scotland will be £31.1 billion before devolutionary adjustments, and that is a simple real-terms increase.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Capital Project Funding (6 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: Further to our discussions with the Scottish Government and the announcements made in the Budget, an additional £1.7 billion will be available to Scotland in capital resources. That is a 33% increase in real terms.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Capital Project Funding (6 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: The hon. Lady is, I know, most vexed about the Queensferry crossing, and she is right to be so. It was widely trumpeted by the Scottish Government and the SNP as a great infrastructure success, yet I understand that it is currently partly closed, and is likely to be suffering from closures for many months to come, at great inconvenience to the hon. Lady’s constituents. [Interruption.]...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Employee Benefit Trusts: Regulation (5 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: I refer the Hon Member to my written answer of 5 July 2017 (UIN 1465).

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Boats: Customs Unions (5 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: The future customs rules for goods moving between the UK and the EU, including for arrangements relating to recreational boats, will depend on the outcome of negotiations with the EU. The Government is engaging with stakeholders affected by EU Exit in every sector and region of the UK economy to assess the effect of EU Exit on them.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Non-domestic Rates (5 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: The government undertook the last fundamental review of business rates in 2016 and announced major reforms worth approx. £9bn to businesses by the end of the parliament. At Autumn Budget 2017, the government delivered more support on business rates including businesses’ top priorities to bring forward the switch to CPI indexation, revalue properties more frequently and to address...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Partnerships: Scotland (5 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: HMRC are already able to require a partnership carrying on a trade, profession or business to make a tax return. HMRC would require a partnership (including a Scottish Limited Partnership) to make a return where there is partnership income that is taxable in the UK in the hands of one or more of the partners. A return must include a statement of the amount of income or loss for that period,...


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