All 15 results for "rachel reeves" "self employment"

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Unemployment Levels (3 Jul 2018)

Rachel Reeves: One way to reduce unemployment is to encourage self-employment, and 4.8 million people are now self-employed. While that is welcome, there is a real problem of bogus self-employment, which is costing workers their rights and depriving the Treasury of tax revenue. Next week it will be a whole year since Matthew Taylor published his review “Good work” for the Government. When will...

Shared Parental Leave and Pay (Extension) (21 Feb 2018)

Tracy Brabin: ...are employed in insecure, freelance or self-employed work, and the Government have stated their desire to tackle the problems that such employment can create: less security, fewer rights and often less pay than more conventional employment. Self-employment and the gig economy have recently been the subject of the Taylor review. After Matthew Taylor heard hours of submissions and many...

Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Taylor Review (12 Sep 2017)

Rachel Reeves: ...join me in welcoming the Supreme Court’s ruling that employment tribunal fees for workers are illegal? Will she now accept that it is the Government’s responsibility to end the use of bogus self-employment by companies that seek to avoid paying national insurance and giving workers the rights that they deserve? Will she commit to introducing the necessary legislative changes in...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: National Insurance Contributions: Self-employed (22 Mar 2017)

Rachel Reeves: employer national insurance contributions to provide an equivalent provision to such existing contributions for the self-employed on account of the lack of such equivalent provision driving bogus self-employment and in reducing access to benefits for the self-employed.

Budget Resolutions - Amendment of the Law (13 Mar 2017)

Jonathan Reynolds: ...;s allowance. So to increase the tax burden on them, without a commensurate increase in benefits, is simply unfair and we will oppose the Government on it. We recognise absolutely that there is a need to tackle bogus self-employment. I have constituents who are construction workers who have been forced to register as self-employed, who are paid the minimum wage and then receive the...

Amendment of the Law (8 Mar 2017)

Rachel Reeves: ..., I would like to turn to the issue of the self-employed. Today, the Chancellor made changes to national insurance contributions for the self-employed. I am all in favour of cracking down on bogus self-employment, especially when employers effectively force employees to become self-employed and to lose out on the security and benefits that go with being employed. I am also all in favour...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day]: Housing Benefit (Abolition of Social Sector Size Criteria) (17 Dec 2014)

Rachel Reeves: ...;s shares-for-rights scheme, which has opened up a tax loophole and will lead to £1 billion being lost to the Exchequer, according to the Office for Budget Responsibility. Thirdly, we would tackle disguised self-employment in the construction industry, which—again, these are Treasury estimates—will save £380 million. That would happen in every single year and more...

National Health Service and Care Sector Workers (Credit Union and High Cost Credit): Clause 144 — Amount of financial penalty for underpayment of national minimum wage (19 Nov 2014)

Ian Murray: Absolutely. We are creeping into the wider problems with the employment market. There is a huge issue with bogus self-employment and a huge issue for the Treasury as regards the informal economy. That is why the shadow Work and Pensions Secretary, my hon. Friend the Member for Leeds West (Rachel Reeves), has said that, particularly with regard to the construction sector, we should deem...

Finance Bill: New Clause 12 — Report on tax advantages arising from tax arrangements that are abusive (1 Jul 2014)

Shabana Mahmood: ...these very serious issues which result in people not being entitled to sick pay, holiday pay, maternity and paternity leave and other employee rights. The third problem associated with disguised self-employment is that the unhealthy level of self-employment in the construction industry—40% compared with an average of 14% across all other industries—does not offer a sustainable...

Opposition Day — [Un-allotted day]: Housing Benefit (26 Feb 2014)

Rachel Reeves: Specifically on the bedroom tax, we have said that we would cancel it by closing the loophole in the shares-for-rights scheme, the bogus self-employment in the construction sector, and the tax credit that the Chancellor gave to hedge funds in the Budget earlier this year. We have been very clear about how we would pay for this. In the hon. Gentleman’s local authority of Birmingham,...

Opposition Day — [11th Allotted Day] — Housing Benefit (12 Nov 2013)

Rachel Reeves: We have been very clear about how we would pay for this policy, if indeed it costs as much as the Government have said it will: we would crack down on bogus self-employment in the construction industry, reverse the tax cut for hedge funds introduced in the Budget earlier this year and cancel the Chancellor’s failed “shares for rights” scheme. We have called this debate to...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Clause 22 - Arrangements made by intermediaries (21 May 2013)

Catherine McKinnell: It is obviously a complex and thorny area of the law. I, too, would be interested to hear the Minister give a clearer definition of personal services. There is another important area of false self-employment which the Bill and, disappointingly, the clause do little to address. According to the Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians and its excellent report, “The Great...

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Self-employed (22 Nov 2012)

Rachel Reeves: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many members of staff at HM Revenue and Customs were assigned to tackling fraudulent claims of self-employment in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

Written Answers — Treasury: Taxation: Construction (27 Jun 2012)

Rachel Reeves: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the Exchequer was of false self-employment in the construction industry in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

Public Bill Committee: Pensions Bill [Lords ]: Clause 6 - Postponement or disapplication of automatic enrolment (12 Jul 2011)

Rachel Reeves: ...three months to one month would make a huge difference for people who have staying power, but none the less a rapid job turnover for whatever reason, and for people who move from job to job more frequently than others, either because of choice or necessity. There may be a cycle between self-employment and employment. Take, for example, hairdressers, as mentioned by my hon. Friend the...

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