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Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (9 Mar 2017)

Adam Afriyie: ...of doom and gloom that the hon. Gentleman paints is completely disconnected from the reality for people overall. Will he at least acknowledge that those in the lowest quartile have had a bigger tax cut than those in the highest quartile?

Ways and Means: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (18 Mar 2015)

Adam Afriyie: Does the hon. Lady not recognise that when certain taxes are cut, the overall take by the Exchequer increases, as has been demonstrated over the past five years?

Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day]: Tax Avoidance (11 Feb 2015)

Adam Afriyie: My hon. Friend is making a clear and powerful speech. Does he agree that, with £24 billion collected from large corporates in corporation tax over the last year—a record for the country—the measures for tackling anti-avoidance while encouraging businesses to operate here are clearly working very well?

Opposition Day — [17th Allotted Day]: Compulsory Jobs Guarantee (11 Feb 2015)

Adam Afriyie: It seems to me that with the DWP reforms we have brought through and with the changes to the tax system and regulation, we have created the greatest job creation engine this country has ever seen. Does my right hon. Friend agree that this motion is completely redundant, just as the Labour party’s measures in the previous Government created so many redundancies?

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: National Insurance (27 Jan 2015)

Adam Afriyie: It seems to me that we would be wise as a nation to reduce taxation on the activities that we wish to encourage. I therefore very much welcome the reduction in employers’ national insurance, which has created jobs in my constituency, and I suspect in every constituency around the country. Does the Chancellor agree that we would do well to push on with these reductions in...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Consumer Rights Bill (28 Jan 2014)

Adam Afriyie: ...does not actually help anyone, staff will be able to concentrate on providing better services for their customers, and on making a return for the business—as well as a return for the Exchequer in the form of the increasing tax takes that that will generate. The simplification in the Bill is no small matter. Estimates vary, but it may scrap up to 100—perhaps up to...

Provisional Collection of Taxes: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (20 Mar 2013)

Adam Afriyie: ...politics from the world of business. Anyone with experience in business will say that it is tough and that it is really hard work. That work is made tougher by unnecessary regulations and the bizarre tax on jobs that is called employers’ national insurance. I therefore welcome the measures in the Budget that will tackle regulation and reduce the burden of tax. I want our nation to be...

Provisional Collection of Taxes: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (20 Mar 2013)

Adam Afriyie: ...they would wish to achieve. I made my way by working hard at school and eventually starting a business. I remember being exhausted in the early hours of the morning, filling in Government forms and tax returns, and the stress of trying to meet the payroll—yes, and sometimes failing—and the agonising over whether to take on new employees. I can remember the fear of never being...

Provisional Collection of Taxes: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law (20 Mar 2013)

Adam Afriyie: ...forward for this country. We want, and I want, enterprise to bloom and succeed so that opportunities are available for everyone in our society. Turning to the Budget, I welcome the reduction in corporation tax; it makes Britain a more impressive and attractive place in which to invest. I welcome the increase in the tax-free threshold that will allow lower earners to keep more of their...

Backbench Business: Air Passenger Duty (1 Nov 2012)

Adam Afriyie: ...fully utilised at the moment, and I wonder whether part of our failure to use it to its full capacity is due to air passenger duty. Let me make some brief observations about APD. First, it is an odd tax in its own right; it is a tax on the free movement of people and goods in our country, the European Union and the world in general. It is a harmful tax—it harms competition and...

Backbench Business: Air Passenger Duty (1 Nov 2012)

Adam Afriyie: ...cost. By raising revenue through the APD, the Exchequer might be forgoing a great deal more revenue from trade and travel, which might generate economic activity in other spheres. The APD is an odd tax, but I should give a little credit to the Government, who had an opportunity to raise even more money from it in the past year or two. Thankfully, they contained the rate of increase....

Business of the House: Digital Economy Bill [ Lords] (6 Apr 2010)

Adam Afriyie: ...digital age. In the meantime, the music and film industries have lost millions, if not hundreds of millions, through illegal downloads. What is Labour's answer to the new digital economy? Old-style taxes, old-style subsidies and old-style regulation. The Bill is nothing like the measure we wished to see. It is nothing like a Bill that will kick-start the digital economy. It is a Betamax...

Business of the House: Digital Economy Bill [ Lords] (6 Apr 2010)

Adam Afriyie: ..., a Conservative Government would retain the right and maintain the intention to revisit orphan works, in addition to extended collective licensing, as part of a broader copyright update. Old-style taxes, old-style subsidies, old-style regulation: that is Labour's plan for the digital economy. After three Parliaments of digital dithering, they have left us at the last minute with some...

Consolidated Fund Bill: Value Added Tax (17 Dec 2008)

Adam Afriyie: ...to get too much into parliamentary process because I am not sure that that is helpful at this moment. Certainly, my general understanding is that there is a Budget that is debatable, especially in tax matters which are changed once a year. There is clearly a loophole or exception for VAT, but I share that concern.

Consolidated Fund Bill: Value Added Tax (17 Dec 2008)

Adam Afriyie: ...outcome; it does not help the least well-off as much as it helps the wealthy; the duties on spirits and on fuel charges are not reclaimable, so the effect is a net one—if not an increase in tax—for the groups of people involved; and prices are already falling so a 2.1 per cent. reduction will make no difference. I simply say that there are better things to do with £12.5...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Tax Burden (14 Jun 2007)

Adam Afriyie: A recent YouGov poll said that the majority of Labour party members would like a higher tax band for higher rate taxpayers. Does the Minister agree with them, or does he think that they are wrong?

Oral Answers to Questions — Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Climate Change (Air Travel) (17 May 2007)

Adam Afriyie: There is broad agreement that green taxes do help to change behaviour and I very much welcome the Government's announcement of their intention that we enter the emissions trading scheme. However, there is also deep suspicion that green taxes are being used to raise the overall level of taxation, rather than simply to combat climate change or to change behaviour. Will the Minister confirm that...

Royal Assent: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (27 Mar 2007)

Adam Afriyie: I thank the Chief Secretary for giving way. Will he confirm that a 16 per cent. increase in corporation tax on small businesses is indeed a tax increase?

Amendment of the Law: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (26 Mar 2007)

Adam Afriyie: The right hon. Gentleman's sentiments about social inequality are shared by the Opposition, but does he share my overwhelming concern and alarm that while there was a 2p cut in corporation tax for large businesses, which is to be welcomed if one believes in competition in the tax arena, taxation on smaller businesses was increased by about 16 per cent. in a three-year time frame? Those...

Amendment of the Law: Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation (26 Mar 2007)

Adam Afriyie: It strikes me that the European Union might introduce measures along the lines of the emissions trading scheme, which placed tax burdens on British citizens. Will the Secretary of State give a commitment that, if that is the case, the taxes that he has created—in respect of air passenger duty, for example—will be reduced to offset the taxes from the EU?


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