Results 1–20 of 3019 for tax avoidance

Scottish Parliament: Income Tax (11 May 2017)

Derek Mackay: I thank John Mason for his advice. I am not setting any parameters at this stage in the parliamentary cycle. I agree that there are issues around behavioural responses as they relate to tax, and that is why we are taking the methodical approach. The First Minister has asked the Council of Economic Advisers to consider the matter so that we can take our tax decisions in the light of all the...

Scottish Parliament: Engagements (3 May 2017)

...carefully. In 2015, I said that I supported that across the United Kingdom. In 2016, I said that the advice that we had taken was that, if we did it only in Scotland without the powers to tackle tax avoidance—which we do not have because they lie at Westminster—that could potentially lose revenue. I do not think that anybody in the chamber would seriously stand up and argue...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Charities: Taxation (27 Apr 2017)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: of financial account information and any changes would need to be agreed internationally. Under the CRS financial institutions, including some charities, are required to obtain and report tax residence information of their account holders. The information that tax authorities will receive under the CRS, including that on distributions from charities, is a vital part of global...

Finance (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (26 Apr 2017)

Lord Davies of Oldham: ...discrete pieces of legislation. I am also grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Kerr, who took from me the responsibility of analysing in particular the problems with regard to the controversial digital tax proposals. These are controversial, of course, because quite clearly a lot of people considered that their interests had not been taken sufficiently—if at all—into account. Both...

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (26 Apr 2017)

Lord Empey: ...the Minister said in his opening remarks, it is the most minimalist position he can take. Noble Lords may or may not be aware that rates in Northern Ireland are still levied. We never had the council tax, which was perhaps a good thing. But one advantage with the rates is that you can collect them because properties do not tend to move overnight— although I am sure it is possible to...

Digital Economy Bill: Unexplained wealth orders: England and Wales and Northern Ireland (26 Apr 2017)

Rupa Huq: ...those compliance, security and competitiveness concerns—all the pretexts and excuses that are being wheeled out. We firmly believe that this is a missed opportunity for Britain. The systems of British overseas territories and Crown dependencies allow tax avoidance on what some people describe as an industrial scale. It does go on, and we cannot pretend that it does not. The...

Digital Economy Bill: Universal service broadband obligations (26 Apr 2017)

Matthew Hancock: ...bill capping in the consumer rights Green Paper, and it is already offered by some providers. Although we cannot accept Lords amendment 2, we can see the benefits for consumers of being offered the choice to limit their bills and avoid bill shock. We have therefore put forward an amendment in lieu that requires providers to make sure that as well as new customers, those with existing...

Criminal Finances Bill - Report (and remaining stages) (25 Apr 2017)

Lord Rosser: ...? I ask that in the context of what the view would have been of this Government on that issue. We are presumably all seeking to reduce the incidence of money laundering and corruption in particular, as well as the avoidance of paying tax, either by illegal means or through elaborate schemes that have not been cleared by the tax authorities. Will the level of such reduction achieved, or not...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Employment income provided through third parties (25 Apr 2017)

Rob Marris: ..., fiscal policy was unnecessarily tight and our constituents paid the price. After seven years, we have moved to a position where, despite the Prime Minister in her election campaign saying that taxes will be lower under a Conservative Government—she has not actually said lower than what—this year, on projections which of course may or may not come to pass, taxation as a...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: IPT: Standard Rate (25 Apr 2017)

Jane Ellison: Clause 58 legislates for the increase in the standard rate of insurance premium tax from 10% to 12% as the Chancellor announced in the autumn statement 2016. This change will be effective from 1 June this year. Clause 59 will make minor changes to anti-forestalling provisions, so that insurers cannot artificially avoid paying the new rate of insurance premium tax by adjusting contract dates....

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Workers’ services provided to public sector through intermediaries (25 Apr 2017)

Kirsty Blackman: ..., but the Scottish National party still has real concerns about these changes. Just the other day somebody told me that they are no longer bidding for public sector contracts as a result of the tax changes made on IR35. That is a real concern, which we have raised before, particularly in the context of rural communities. In some of our most rural communities, people such as teachers,...

Finance (No. 2) Bill: Income tax charge for tax year 2017-18 (25 Apr 2017)

Jane Ellison: ..., and the Government will legislate for the remaining provisions at the earliest opportunity, at the start of the new Parliament. The Government remain committed to the digital future of the tax system, a principle widely accepted on both sides of the House. We recognise the need for the House to consider such measures properly, as called for by my right hon. Friend the Member for...

Scottish Parliament: Child Tax Credit Cuts (25 Apr 2017)

Gillian Martin: More than 1 million children will be affected by this dreadful policy that is set, as has been said, to save the UK Government £1 billion per year. How much do tax evasion and tax avoidance cost the UK a year? The answer is £34 billion. Adam Tomkins talked about the so-called little note that David Cameron reckoned that the Tories found in the Treasury that said that there was no...

Scottish Parliament: Air Departure Tax (Scotland) Bill: Stage 1 (25 Apr 2017)

Murdo Fraser: ...exemptions to the definitions of “chargeable passenger” and “chargeable aircraft”. In other words, it does not identify which category of passenger and aircraft will not be subject to the tax. As the report says, that is unusual in tax legislation, where the scope of taxation is provided for in primary enactments. That is different from the setting of rates and...

Northern Ireland (Ministerial Appointments and Regional Rates) Bill (24 Apr 2017)

Sammy Wilson: ...of the Executive’s economic policy cannot to be contained in that budget, because it will not be possible for this House, while we remain in the EU, to legislate for the reduction of corporation tax and, of course, to allocate funds for that. That will be a missed opportunity for many firms and prospective investors in Northern Ireland. Let us look at why we have no budget, because...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Avoidance (24 Apr 2017)

Theresa Villiers: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has been raised through measures to tackle aggressive tax avoidance by large companies since 2010.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Property: Money Laundering (24 Apr 2017)

David Lammy: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the proceeds of (a) tax evasion, (b) tax avoidance, (c) corruption and (d) other criminal activities are not used to purchase property in the UK.

Child Maintenance (Assessment of Parents’ Income) (19 Apr 2017)

David Burrowes: ...parent is employed. Non-resident self-employed parents are being indulged by the CMS. The Government’s defence against the charge of injustice is that closing the loopholes that make possible such child maintenance avoidance is “expensive and time-consuming”. However, the Government do not take such a relaxed attitude towards individuals who avoid paying their benefits or...

Scottish Parliament: Scotland’s Economy (19 Apr 2017)

Dean Lockhart: .... Last week, a constituent told me that his rates are going from £30,000 a year to £95,000; the business owner has been advised to consider taking the roof off his business premises in order to avoid bankruptcy. That is just one further example of the damage that has been inflicted by the SNP Government. Further, on the enterprise and skills review, we have seen a screeching...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (18 Apr 2017)

Jane Ellison: ...emphasis on the increase in personal allowances. How little we heard about that from some Opposition Members. Since 2010, there has been a huge increase in what people can earn before they are taxed. My hon. Friend the Member for Richmond (Yorks) (Rishi Sunak) drew on his experience and gave voice to the entrepreneurial spirit of Yorkshire. He focused on early-stage finance for growing...

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