Results 141–160 of 368 for (in the 'Commons debates' OR in the 'Westminster Hall debates' OR in the 'Lords debates' OR in the 'Northern Ireland Assembly debates') speaker:Lord Saatchi

Tax Credits Bill (20 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: moved Amendment No. 24: Leave out Clause 59.

Tax Credits Bill (20 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, in moving Amendment No. 24, I shall speak also to Amendment No. 29. There are two issues relating to Schedule 5. My noble friend and I thought that the easiest way to raise both issues was to move that the whole schedule be removed from the Bill. The first reason for that suggestion is that Schedule 5 is intended to provide statutory authority to disclose information, which would be...

Tax Credits Bill (20 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, I am most grateful to the Minister for that reply. I had the pleasure this morning of watching the first 20 minutes of the Prime Minister's first press conference. All the questions that I was able to see concerned the issue of spin and trust. We have had some stunning revelations in the course of our consideration of this Bill. I believe that that is a great tribute to your...

Tax Credits Bill (20 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, the noble Baroness may remember the slightly chilling phrase that she used to deal with the difficulties that we pointed out in relation to the administration of tax credits by firms. She said: "all they have to do is to pay out what the tax credit office tells them to pay".—[Official Report, 16/5/02; col. CWH 36.] The curiosity is that employers themselves do not see it as...

Tax Credits Bill (20 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: So, my Lords, let us say that the scheme is costing the employers £90 million—which explains why what on the surface appears to be the merit of the saving is not seen by the employers as quite the benefaction that it might otherwise be. It is only a reduction in a high cost, rather than an actual reduction in their total costs. Having worked out that the net cost to business of the...

Tax Credits Bill (20 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: moved Amendment No. 16: Page 19, line 12, after "calculated," insert— "( ) for the payment by the Board of an allowance covering the estimated cost to the employer of administering tax credits based on the average number of employees paid during the year,"

Tax Credits Bill (20 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, before I move the amendment, I draw your Lordships' attention to the declaration of interest that I made at earlier stages of the Bill. The amendment returns to the fundamental question of what assistance the Government are prepared to give to businesses to compensate them for their work as suppliers of government social services. The Government propose to impose on employers,...

Tax Credits Bill (20 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, that is possible. The letter arrives at a specific figure. It says that when the whole process is complete, employers will save £11 million. It is very specific—that is the amount of the saving to which it refers. This was doubly interesting, and I was curious to see how the Government could have arrived at such a firm figure. In order to demonstrate how the impact...

Tax Credits Bill (12 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, it would help greatly if the Minister will confirm that regulatory impact assessments are conducted annually. I was under the impression that they were produced when legislation is introduced but not thereafter.

Tax Credits Bill (12 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, I am most grateful for all that the noble Baroness said. I hope that I may paraphrase it. I think she said that in order to find out how the new tax credit system is working I shall have to study the regulatory impact assessments—which may or may not be published from time to time—certain pages in the Red Book, the Inland Revenue's annual report and the report of the...

Tax Credits Bill (12 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, it may be published research but the point of the amendment is that we should like to see all the research brought together in one place so that people who want to study the impact of this vast scheme will be able to find the answers that they seek. For example, the forecast in the Budget Red Book for 2002 is that the tax credits will cost £4.6 billion next year. It emerged...

Tax Credits Bill (12 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, I am sorry that there is no meeting of minds. I beg leave to withdraw the amendment and look forward to better luck at a later stage.

Tax Credits Bill (12 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: had given notice of his intention to move Amendment No. 15: After Clause 2, insert the following new clause— "ANNUAL REPORT TO PARLIAMENT The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall lay before Parliament an annual report on the Board that shall include— (a) the accounts of the Board; (b) an estimate of the take-up of the working tax credit; and (c) an estimate of the take-up of the...

Tax Credits Bill (12 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, I do not wish to move Amendment No. 15 but should like to move Amendment No. 16.

Tax Credits Bill (12 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: moved Amendment No. 16: After Clause 2, insert the following new clause— "ANNUAL REPORT TO PARLIAMENT (NO. 2) The Chancellor of the Exchequer shall lay before Parliament an annual report on the Board that shall include— (a) the accounts of the Board; (b) an estimate of the take-up of the working tax credit; (c) an estimate of the take-up of the child tax credit; (d) data on the...

Tax Credits Bill (12 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, this amendment would require the submission of an annual report to the Treasury giving an account of the care and management of tax credits. In particular, the report would contain the board's estimates of the total take-up of each tax credit, the statistical, and other, assumptions upon which such estimates are made, and the actual take-up of each tax credit. The board's reports...

Tax Credits Bill (12 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: moved Amendment No. 12: Page 2, line 27, after "expenses" insert "of the Board"

Tax Credits Bill (12 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, in moving the amendment I shall speak also to Amendment No. 13. As we learnt in Committee, the Government propose to impose on employers, regardless of their size or profitability, the burden of administering the new tax credits scheme. In Committee we raised the point that large companies might be able to cope with the administrative burden and therefore we should not shed too many...

Tax Credits Bill (12 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: My Lords, I am grateful to the noble Baroness for her reply. I am also grateful for her reconfirmation of the Government's change of heart about the accounting treatment of these tax credits. The reason the issue has arisen is because changes in accounting treatment are a moment when people who study accounts become wary and nervous. Any change of accounting treatment, whether in a good...

Tax Credits Bill (12 Jun 2002)

Lord Saatchi: moved Amendment No. 7: Leave out Clause 1.


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