Results 1–20 of 2810 for tax avoidance

Criminal Finances Bill (25 Oct 2016)

Rupa Huq: get some coherence. What progress is being made on the anti-corruption strategy due by the end of the year? I understand that a joint ministerial council will meet at the Foreign Office next week. Will tax issues be on the agenda? If the Minister does not know, will he have a word with his friends in the Foreign Office to find out? If it is not on the agenda, can I politely suggest that...

Public Bill Committee: Savings (Government Contributions) Bill: Examination of Witness (25 Oct 2016)

...that suggests it is against their best interests. It is difficult to know exactly how it will work. One of my main criticisms of the LISA is that it is a sort of bait-and-switch for a change in pension taxation, because its finances are unsustainable. Those of you who are familiar with the jargon will know that the existing occupational pension scheme taxation is known as EET—exempt,...

Public Bill Committee: Digital Economy Bill: Offences: infringing copyright and making available right (25 Oct 2016)

Kevin Brennan: ...Report, 8 September 2016; Vol. 614, c. 507.] Last month, in the House of Lords, a special Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill Committee was appointed and it has started to hear evidence. When that Bill was being considered, Lord Lucas, a Conservative, said: “I applaud the Government for helping our businesses avoid unjustified threats but I would like to know what they...

Contracting Out (Functions relating to the Royal Parks) Order 2016 - Motion to Approve (24 Oct 2016)

Lord Stevenson of Balmacara: ...bit more when the Minister was speaking. What type of company is it? Was consideration given to setting it up as a community interest company, because this would have been one area which would have avoided some of the problems they are likely to have with the Charity Commission?· There was mention of the board, but we do not have any details of its size, whether there will be a good...

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill (24 Oct 2016)

Jeremy Hunt: ...on almost any aspect of their business. This Bill will clarify and modernise those powers, and I am committed to exercising them in a way that is fair and proportionate to companies, to the NHS and to taxpayers who rightly demand value for money from the supply chain. Companies are currently required to hold information on their income and sales for six years for tax purposes. We will work...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Inheritance Tax: Tax Avoidance (21 Oct 2016)

Vicky Foxcroft: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to reduce inheritance tax avoidance.

BHS (20 Oct 2016)

Clive Lewis: ...welcome any move towards an economy founded on fairness and democracy. It is, after all, what our party has always stood for. It is not what the Conservative party has always stood for. Are we really to believe that the party of billionaires and tax avoiders is the one to transform our economy in the interests of fairness? Let us take one example: the Prime Minister’s modest...

Franchise: British Citizens Abroad - Question (20 Oct 2016)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: Following the noble Lord, Lord Forsyth, if British citizens who have gone abroad to avoid paying British tax are allowed to vote, but EU citizens living and working in Britain, who pay tax, are not allowed to vote, what has happened to the principle of no taxation without representation?

Written Answers — Department for Transport: Motor Vehicles: Registration (20 Oct 2016)

Andrew Jones: ...Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) to determine the rate of vehicle excise duty evasion. The last survey took place in June 2015, which was eight months after the DVLA stopped issuing paper tax discs. The survey estimated that 1.4% of vehicles on UK roads were unlicensed and were not subject to a SORN. The DVLA aims to make vehicle excise duty easy to pay and hard to avoid and...

Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) (18 Oct 2016)

Lord Nash: therefore not necessary and would not add to the existing legislative framework. It would simply duplicate what is already set out elsewhere in the Children Act 1989, which is something that Governments always try to avoid. As the noble Lord, Lord Hunt, said, Section 22C clearly says that foster care is an option set out for local authorities and courts to consider, and this includes...

Broadcasting (18 Oct 2016)

Sammy Wilson: Does the hon. Gentleman agree that the transparency applied to those on top salaries should also be applied to those who are on contracts that enable them to avoid tax either by paying only corporation tax on money that is paid directly to them, or by participating in tax avoidance schemes, which the BBC now uses for hundreds of its well-paid employees?

Public Bill Committee: Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill: Abolition of Gift Aid donations threshold (18 Oct 2016)

Jane Ellison: ...administrative point of view and it keeps matters much more straightforward for the charities in question. I am glad however that she supports the principle that there should be a matching rule to avoid fraud. I will say a bit more about why we think that is important. The Government’s own assessment found that 92% of charities claiming gift aid for the tax year 2014-15 claimed on...

Concentrix: Tax Credit Claimants — [Mr David Nuttall in the Chair] (18 Oct 2016)

Fiona Mactaggart: ...focus on the responsibility of the Government, because that is what we Members of Parliament can most influence. The first lesson for the Government is that payment-by-results contracts should be avoided. Concentrix staff were under pressure to perform—we are told that they were expected to open 40 to 50 new investigations a day—so they regularly proceeded on totally flimsy...

Savings (Government Contributions) Bill (17 Oct 2016)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: Indeed. Products need to be explained as simply as possible and there needs to be a commitment from the Government that there will be an adequate advertising campaign to avoid any ambiguity about a product. I shall shortly come on to some of my concerns about the specific products to which the Bill refers. It is important to examine the fact that those who live in more deprived areas or areas...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Public Sector: Tax Avoidance (17 Oct 2016)

Steve McCabe: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the likely costs in administering changes to IR35 on public sector contracts; whether these costs will fall on public sector organisations; and what estimate his Department has made of the net gain to the Exchequer resulting from those changes.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Treasury: EU Law (17 Oct 2016)

David Gauke: ..., implement and apply EU legislation. EU Directives related to HM Treasury responsibilities awaiting transposition into UK law are as follows: The Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive, The Anti-Tax Avoidance Directive, VAT Vouchers Directive, Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II, the Payment Services Directive II, the Insurance Distribution Directive and amendment to the...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Tax Avoidance (12 Oct 2016)

Rob Flello: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from the Road Haulage Association on lorry drivers setting up personal service companies for tax purposes; and what steps his Department is taking to promote tax compliance among road hauliers.

Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill (11 Oct 2016)

Peter Dowd: ...fraud. That is important. The fact that a charity would not need to be registered for two years raises the question of whether just about anyone could set up a charity and relatively easily receive £2,000 of taxpayers’ money. That is an important point, so does the Minister have any figures on the amount of fraud that has taken place in the gift aid small donations scheme thus...

Written Ministerial Statements — HM Treasury: ECOFIN: 9 – 10 September 2016 (11 Oct 2016)

Philip Hammond: ... An orientation discussion was held on proposals for a euro area fiscal capacity, assisted by Guntram Wolff of Bruegel, Vítor Gasper of the IMF, and Danial Gros of the Centre for European Policy Studies. Taxation – current issues: improving tax certainty and fighting BEPS, tax crime and terrorism Ministers exchanged views on measures to address tax avoidance, tax evasion and tax...

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