Results 1–20 of 3093 for tax avoidance

Scottish Parliament: Finance (Income Tax) (20 Sep 2017)

Patrick Harvie: ...the changes that we have suggested to the basic and other rates, we first of all do not accept the premise that, in order to raise more revenue and close the inequality gap, we have to raise tax on all low earners. Our first acknowledgement was that the personal allowance is reserved; we cannot change that—not that we would wish to do that or that we buy into the rhetoric that...

Scottish Parliament: Tax Collection (Jobs) (20 Sep 2017)

Linda Fabiani: My motion begins with the standard “Parliament welcomes” for the Public and Commercial Services Union report, “Fighting for Tax Jobs, Fighting for Tax Justice: A Worker’s Alternative”. I welcome the information and clarity that the report brings in relation to the United Kingdom Government’s rash and poorly consulted-on proposals, I welcome the opportunity...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: EP Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion (18 Sep 2017)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ..., further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 28 July (HL997), whether they received a request for ministers to meet the European Parliament's Committee of Inquiry into Money Laundering, Tax Avoidance and Tax Evasion; and if so, what was their response.

NHS Pay (13 Sep 2017)

Chris Stephens: ...public sector background and a trade union, Unison, that has always recognised that not rewarding and supporting public service workers properly is a political choice. It is a choice that the Government are trying to avoid being called out on, as from time to time token efforts are made to imply they understand and value public service. The Prime Minister told the Tory party conference...

Scottish Parliament: Housing (13 Sep 2017)

Elaine Smith: ...per cent of earners lived in council housing, but as a result of right to buy and the encouragement of owner occupation, by 2005 fewer than 5 per cent of households in the top half of income distribution lived in social housing. A continuation of Labour’s earlier housing vision would have avoided people scrambling to burden themselves with never-ending mortgages. It would have meant...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Stephen Barclay: .... I will respond to the detailed points raised by Members shortly, but I first want to be clear about the purpose of the Bill, which is underpinned by principles that I hope we all share: that tax should be competitive and fair, and that it should be paid where it is due. In the weeks ahead, we will have the opportunity to scrutinise the detailed provisions in Committee. The majority of...

Finance Bill (12 Sep 2017)

Craig Mackinlay: ...Chancellor, my right hon. and learned Friend the Member for Rushcliffe (Mr Clarke), putting a seal on that barrel of cask whisky. Let us hope that he put a seal on it meaning that it may be opened tax free, for the benefit of all, in due course. The statistics on what we have achieved speak for themselves. The one that bears the most fruit is that on the lowering of corporation tax. We...

UK and EU Relations - Motion to Take Note (12 Sep 2017)

Lord Howell of Guildford: ...creative resources and energies. I shall confine my comments in my five minutes to one point and plea. The worst and silliest advice ever given to a Prime Minister throughout this whole saga was to avoid seeking fundamental changes in the way the European Union works. That was the advice given by officials close to David Cameron and by think tanks such as the Centre for European Reform....

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Multinational Companies: Tax Avoidance (12 Sep 2017)

Frank Field: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to prevent multinational companies using the transfer pricing method to avoid paying taxes.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (12 Sep 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's strategy to tackle tax avoidance; and what recent estimate he has made of the effect of that strategy on the revenues derived from overall taxation.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation: Advisory Bodies (12 Sep 2017)

Mel Stride: The Government continues to consider options for regulation to tackle tax avoidance and evasion at all levels to ensure everyone, no matter who they are, pays the right amount of tax at the right time. Tax advisory firms have a key role to play in tackling these risks. The Government has committed to set up a new Office of Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision at the Financial...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Taxation (12 Sep 2017)

Mel Stride: The Government is committed to improving tax transparency, and working with the financial sector and other intermediaries to achieve this objective. The Government has led the way in delivering the global Common Reporting Standard (CRS) which means foreign financial account providers have an obligation to report the accounts of UK resident taxpayers. The Government has also strengthened...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Overseas Residence: Taxation (12 Sep 2017)

John Martin McDonnell: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle tax avoidance and tax evasion by people and companies conducted by means of trusts which transfer trustees' residence offshore.

Scottish Parliament: Barclay Review of Non-domestic Rates (12 Sep 2017)

Derek Mackay: ...property will not pay rates until it is occupied, and its tenants will then benefit from one year without rates through the growth accelerator. Combined with the more favourable rates of land and buildings transaction tax on commercial transactions, that will mark Scotland as the most competitive place in the United Kingdom for businesses to grow and invest. I will set out our position on...

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

Rachel Reeves: ...’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 this Parliament to give workers the...

Non-Domestic Rating (Alteration of Lists and Appeals) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 - Motion to Regret (11 Sep 2017)

the Earl of Lytton: ...summer recess and only following further freedom of information requests. No matter; the VOA had already embarked on the changes, regardless of views. I suggest that the entire consultation was something of a waste of taxpayers’ money and possibly an affront to public expectations. On 17 March this year, just two weeks before the new rating lists were due to come into force, the...

BBC Transparency — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (7 Sep 2017)

Gregory Campbell: .... I am sorry to inform the House that as a result of events over the last few years, the BBC’s standing has been diminished. Correspondence from MPs frequently goes totally unanswered or is met with a reply that avoids the issues. Questions about the use of public money are ignored or have a veil of secrecy pulled over them. I have concluded that the BBC fat cats in Belfast are...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Brexit (7 Sep 2017)

Gareth Thomas: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a position paper on the future of HM Revenue and Customs after the UK leaves the EU and its role in investigating tax avoidance by multinational corporations; and if he will make a statement.

Taxable Benefits (6 Sep 2017)

Mel Stride: ...behind the Finance Bill, not least on Second Reading next week. The measures to be included in the Finance Bill have been consulted upon widely and scrutinised by the public, key stakeholders, tax professionals and, to some extent, the House. The shadow Chief Secretary, the hon. Member for Bootle (Peter Dowd), said that the Bill was being rushed through. I remind him that we have already...

16. Corporation Tax Relief for Losses etc (6 Sep 2017)

Resolved, That provision (including provision having retrospective effect) may be made— (a) about how corporation tax relief is to be given for losses, deficits, expenses and other amounts, and (b) for counteracting the effect of tax avoidance arrangements concerning corporation tax relief for such amounts.


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