Results 161–180 of 1212 for speaker:Lord Deighton

Written Answers — House of Lords: National Insurance Contributions ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The information is not available.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Non-domestic Rates ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: At Autumn Statement 2014, the government announced it would double Small Business Rate Relief in England for one year from April 2015, reducing business rates for 575,000 small businesses, with 385,000 paying no rates at all. Further, businesses throughout the UK are entitled to a £2,000 Employment Allowance to reduce their employer National Insurance Contributions bill every year. 97 per...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pay ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: Wage flexibility in the UK has helped support employment levels and household income. The government’s strategy for delivering sustainable increases in living standards is to support economic growth and get more people into work. Since the election the UK has had the fastest employment growth in the G7 (plus Australia). Employment has increased by 1.7 million since the Coalition came to...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pensions: Tax Allowances ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: Tax relief on pension contributions is the primary means by which the Government incentivises saving for retirement. The estimated exchequer cost arising from income tax relief on contributions made to private pensions and relief on the investment returns to private pensions in 2012-13 was £34.8bn[1]. Income tax on pensions in payment in the same year was £12.0bn, resulting in a net cost of...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Private Equity ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: Treasury Ministers and officials receive regular correspondence on a wide range of issues. We cannot disclose details of specific representations.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: Since Spending Review 2010, the Northern Ireland Executive has received additional allocations following the application of the Barnett Formula. The cumulative amounts are set out in the table below. 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 £m £m £m 62 140 221

Written Answers — House of Lords: Public Sector: Pay ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The Government does not have an estimate of the cost of applying the living wage across the public sector. The Government supports all employers who choose to pay the living wage and encourages businesses to pay the living wage where it is affordable. For the pay review body workforces and central government the majority of pay scale points are above the living wage.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Public Sector: Pensions ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The 2012-13 Whole of Government Accounts show that the annual spend on public state pensions was £83.8bn, up from £78.1bn in 2011-12.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: A cadre of officers has been trained to use vehicle stop and search powers. There is no estimate available of the cost.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Stamp Duty Land Tax ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The reform to Stamp Duty Land Tax on residential properties will have a limited impact on house prices overall and this effect will be small compared to overall fluctuations in house prices.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Vending Machines ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The Government launched a public consultation on 12 September 2014, which focused on the impacts to industry of introducing a new, highly secure £1 coin in 2017. The consultation process ran until 21 November 2014 and included discussions with a wide range of industry stakeholders. The Government is currently analysing the responses to the consultation and will respond in due course.

Written Answers — House of Lords: World War I: Debts ( 6 Jan 2015)

Lord Deighton: The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced on 3 December that the Government will redeem 3½% War Loan, thus repaying the vast majority of the nation’s First World War debt. The Chancellor also announced that the Government will adopt a strategy to remove the other remaining undated gilts in the government’s debt portfolio, some of which have origins going back to the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Transport: Capital Investment (17 Dec 2014)

Lord Deighton: The Green Book requires that all new policies, programmes and projects be subject to a comprehensive but proportional assessment of value for money and that, wherever feasible, all impacts of the proposal should be accounted for within the social cost benefit appraisal. The Department for Transport appraises transport investment using the Department’s Transport Analysis Guidance, which is...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Corporation Tax (16 Dec 2014)

Lord Deighton: The Smith Commission reported on 27 November and the Government has announced it will now prepare draft legislative clauses to implement the Heads of Agreement by the end of January. The Smith Commission did not agree that corporation tax would be devolved to Scotland. The Wales Bill, currently in Parliament, provides the legislative framework to support the implementation of the...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Housing: Taxation (16 Dec 2014)

Lord Deighton: Statistics on Stamp Duty Land Tax receipts by consideration band can be found in Table 3.1 of the ‘UK Stamp Tax Statistics 2013-14’ publication. The following table provides data, from that publication, for the estimated yield attributable to residential property within the £1 million to £2 million and above £2 million consideration bands for 2012-2013 and 2013-2014: ...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Income Tax: Northern Ireland (16 Dec 2014)

Lord Deighton: The information requested is not held by HM Revenue & Customs.

Written Answers — House of Lords: Parliament (16 Dec 2014)

Lord Deighton: Although the costs of operations are met from the Exchequer, the House of Commons and House of Lords are not government departments and their budgets are a matter for each House rather than the government. The Clerk of the House of Commons and the Clerk of the Parliaments in the House of Lords, as the respective Accounting Officers, account for the expenditure of each House. For reference,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Pensions: Taxation (16 Dec 2014)

Lord Deighton: This government believes that people who work hard and save all their lives should be able to pass on their pension pot to the next generation. From April 2015, individuals will be able to pass on their unused defined contribution pension savings to any nominated beneficiary when they die, instead of paying the 55 per cent charge which currently applies. If the individual dies before age 75,...

Written Answers — House of Lords: Personal Income (16 Dec 2014)

Lord Deighton: The distributional analysis published alongside Autumn Statement 2014, and at every fiscal event since the government came into office, represents the most complete, rigorous and detailed record of the impact of this government’s policies on households. Unlike other analyses, it looks not only at the effect of direct tax and welfare decisions, but also the impact of changes to indirect tax...

Written Ministerial Statements — House of Lords: Counter-terrorist Asset Freezing Regime (16 Dec 2014)

Lord Deighton: Under the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (“TAFA 2010”), the Treasury is required to report to Parliament, quarterly, on its operation of the UK’s asset freezing regime mandated by UN Security Council Resolution 1373. This is the fourteenth report under the Act and it covers the period from 1 July 2014 to 30 September 2014. This report also covers the UK implementation of the...


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