Results 161–180 of 1400 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Kevin Hollinrake

Justice: Topical Questions (18 May 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: Does not the collapse of the Serco fraud trial and the fact that the Serious Fraud Office was prosecuting only mid-level managers rather than the people responsible for defrauding the taxpayer, which they admitted, high- light the need to bring forward a “failure to prevent economic crime” offence at corporate level, and to make it a criminal offence?

Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work (12 May 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: The point is that we need to put political differences aside on this issue. Decades of underinvestment have brought us here. The hon. Gentleman is trying to make a cheap political point, but that is not at all what I was saying.

Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work (12 May 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: It is a pleasure to follow the hon. Member for Easington (Grahame Morris). I totally agree with him that levelling up has to be very much about better jobs and a fairer deal at work. The scale of the challenge of levelling up is huge. As I said in my intervention on the Chancellor, the economic disparity in productivity and economic output per capita between the north-east and London and the...

Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work (12 May 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: Of course, jobs depend on economic growth under the stewardship of the SNP. Over the past eight years, average UK GDP growth has been 2% a year, and in Scotland it has been 1.2%. What is the hon. Gentleman going to do about driving the Scottish economy to grow more quickly?

Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work (12 May 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: The hon. Lady talked about people with connections to the Conservative party trying to get their favoured contractors to the front of the queue. Does she remember emailing me in the Cabinet Office to ask for one of her constituency companies to get to the head of the queue for exactly the same purpose?

Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work (12 May 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. The hon. Lady seems to be accusing Members of this House of personally pocketing money. Will you ask her to explain exactly what evidence she has in that regard?

Debate on the Address: Better Jobs and a Fair Deal at Work (12 May 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: First, may I wish the Chancellor a very happy birthday? The scale of his ambition on levelling up is absolutely right, but the scale of the challenge is also huge. The economic gap between London and the south-east and the north-east, in relative terms, is as great as it was between East Germany and West Germany prior to reunification, and it took 30 years to narrow that gap. Does he agree...

Transport: Access to Airports: North of England (29 Apr 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: What steps his Department is taking to improve access to airports in the north of England.

Transport: Access to Airports: North of England (29 Apr 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: Vital plans to expand Leeds Bradford airport have been delayed due to planning matters. I realise that my hon. Friend cannot comment on planning matters, but does he agree that expansion of airports in Yorkshire, which is very under-served in airport capacity, is vital to the economy and to leisure opportunities for people in Yorkshire?

Post Office Court of Appeal Judgment (27 Apr 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: I have used this quote already in the Chamber today; Warren Buffett often says: “What we learn from history is that people don’t learn from history.” When we finally discovered the 10-year cover-up of a fraud at Lloyds, we inexplicably let Lloyds run its own compensation scheme, which three years later was determined to be not fair or reasonable, and we had to do it all again. Will my...

Treasury: Covid-19: Support for Businesses (27 Apr 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: What steps his Department is taking to support businesses affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

Treasury: Covid-19: Support for Businesses (27 Apr 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: Warren Buffett once said: “What we learn from history is that people don’t learn from history.” With a 50% rise in the number of companies in significant financial distress, to prevent repeating the historical mistakes of post the last financial crisis, inflicting all that scandalous treatment on SMEs, will my hon. Friend consider working with the banks to extend the very fair and...

Financial Services Bill: Before Clause 1 - Duty of care for financial service providers (26 Apr 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: I rise to speak to amendment 8. I listened carefully to the Minister’s comments, and he has engaged across the House very frequently on this issue. I know this challenge is not of his making. It is not even of this Government’s making, but it is the responsibility of the Government of the day to solve it, because it is a problem of a Government’s making—indeed, it is of a Conservative...

Financial Services Bill: Before Clause 1 - Duty of care for financial service providers (26 Apr 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: I know that the problem the Minister is trying to solve is not of his making. The problem originated when the affordability rules were changed pursuant to the financial crisis. The affordability rules were waived for people with their existing lenders who wanted to move from one fixed-rate deal, when it terminated, to the next one. Those with inactive lenders who are in the same situation...

Financial Services Bill: Before Clause 1 - Duty of care for financial service providers (26 Apr 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: Could we agree a basic principle that identical borrowers—the Minister uses the example of two similar borrowers in similar situations—should be treated exactly the same? One should not be treated better than the other. Will he agree to a principle that, if a person is a UK borrower and is in the same financial situation as others, whether they are with an active lender or an inactive...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 30 - Construction industry scheme (20 Apr 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: I very much welcome the digital services tax, which is there to try to make sure that everybody pays their fair share, as the Minister said in his opening remarks. Having said that, it does not apply to Amazon’s direct sales on that platform. It applies only to third-party merchants, so there is not that much of a level playing field between those two different cohorts. Will he look at that...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 30 - Construction industry scheme (20 Apr 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: I draw the Committee’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. Is the hon. Member aware that there are very strict requirements for people involved in the property market to check the identity and the source of funds of those she has just described?

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 30 - Construction industry scheme (20 Apr 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: It is a pleasure to speak in this part of the debate, and I draw the House’s attention to my entry in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests. It was probably 15 years after we set up our business that our own accountants came to us—we were making reasonable profits by then—and suggested that we take advantage of a tax avoidance measure, and a pretty aggressive one in our view....

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Clause 30 - Construction industry scheme (20 Apr 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: I absolutely accept that our tax system is very complex, and I have proposed a number of measures on the Floor of this House to try to simplify it. For example, abolishing business rates and replacing them with an increase in VAT would simplify the tax system, instead of having an online sales tax. However, in terms of this debate I do not think it is the complexity of the issues that catches...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (13 Apr 2021)

Kevin Hollinrake: It is a pleasure to follow my right hon. Friend the Member for Wokingham (John Redwood). My comments relate to the small and medium-sized enterprises that he was talking about so passionately. The sage of Omaha, the great Warren Buffett, once said that what we learn from history is that we do not learn from history. I particularly want to look at what happened to the SMEs after the last...


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