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Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (21 May 2018)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...) Bill on the modification of retained EU law do not prevent Sanctions Bill powers being exercised as they were intended. The Government believe that the amendment is necessary to provide certainty and avoid any confusion about the interaction of the two Bills in this area. Amendment 29 is a routine procedural amendment that removes the privilege amendment inserted in this House, which...

Written Answers — Treasury: Insurance Premium Tax (21 May 2018)

Lord Bates: Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) is a tax paid by insurers on all general insurance premiums. Any price changes following IPT increases are pricing decisions made by the insurers. We cannot identify additional revenue that has directly resulted from an increase in Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) because increased revenue could also come from external factors increasing underlying prices and demand...

Plastic Bottles and Coffee Cups (17 May 2018)

George Eustice: ...-use consumer plastics from its procurement. We will be looking to other Departments to follow that lead. I turn now to the issue of plastic straws and cotton buds. We are already taking steps towards reducing the scourge of avoidable plastic waste, with our pioneering microbeads ban and the 5p charge on carrier bags. We recently announced that we would go further and consult later this...

Gaming Machines (17 May 2018)

Tom Watson: ..., and the Minister has suggested she will increase remote gaming duty to cover this. Would it not be more appropriate to close the loophole that allows British online gambling companies based in Gibraltar to avoid paying tax? Secondly, the Government have chosen not to implement a statutory levy for research, education and treatment at this point, but there was a significant call for that,...

Scottish Parliament: Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (Relief from Additional Amount) (Scotland) Bill: Stage 3 (17 May 2018)

Neil Bibby: ...but in this case it is absolutely the right thing to do, because the bill will correct unintended unfairness. As other members have said, the additional dwelling supplement was introduced to raise taxation revenue from people who were buying additional properties as an investment opportunity or as holiday homes. Taxing people who are just replacing their main home was not intended and goes...

Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill: Housing and Homes (15 May 2018)

Jack Brereton: ...a large number of undeveloped brownfield sites. Consequently, the local housing situation can be labelled “low-value”. We have, for instance, the second-highest number of properties in council tax bands A to D. Such a low-value market creates its own problems of viability. There is little incentive for developers to consider brownfield sites, as the remediation costs coupled...

Delegated Legislation: Environment Agency: Enforcement Action (14 May 2018)

Kevan Jones: ...has it not investigated the clear breaches we have asked about in parliamentary questions? For example, there have been a number of fires at waste transfer stations, which are clearly designed to avoid landfill tax and are linked to tax fraud. Why have the Environment Agency and HMRC not looked in detail at any of those?

Data Protection Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (14 May 2018)

...Act 2018 have the same meaning as in Parts 5 to 7 of that Act” 247: Schedule 18, page 220, line 7, at end insert—“Enterprise Act 2002 (c. 40)64A (1) Section 237 of the Enterprise Act 2002 (general restriction on disclosure) is amended as follows.(2) In subsection (4), for “the Data Protection Act 1998 (c. 29)” substitute “the data protection...

Scottish Parliament: Energy Efficient Scotland (10 May 2018)

Alex Rowley: ...additional deaths compared to 970 in 2015-16, according to the National Records of Scotland. Indeed, the World Health Organization estimates that around 30 per cent of excess winter deaths could have been avoided if everyone in Scotland lived in a home that was adequately insulated and heated. Was the Scottish Parliament not created to be able to tackle the big social and economic issues...

Written Answers — Treasury: Multinational Companies: Tax Avoidance (8 May 2018)

Frank Field: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what forecast he has made of the tax revenues to be raised by the Government's anti-avoidance provisions in relation to multi-national tech companies due to be introduced in 2019.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (3 May 2018)

Anneliese Dodds: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many schemes have been notified to HMRC under Disclosure of tax avoidance schemes in relation to the Employment Allowance avoidance scheme set out in the guidance issued by HMRC on 29th June 2015.

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Report (5th Day) (2 May 2018)

Lord Hain: My Lords, I support this amendment, moved so compellingly by the noble Lord, Lord Patten. The land border between the United Kingdom and Ireland is a state border—for tax, excise and legal jurisdiction. It is also a border across which public services connect, public agencies operate, people make their daily commute, livestock graze and goods flow back and forth without restriction. The...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords]: Independent review of regulations with counter-terrorism purpose (1 May 2018)

John Glen: establish the register by 2021. We will be the first country to establish the register and it is important to get it right. New clause 12 would require HMRC’s register of trusts that generate UK tax consequences to be published. Information held on the register is accessible to law enforcement agencies and allows them to readily draw together information on trusts, including...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords]: Periodic reports on exercise of power to make regulations under section 1 (1 May 2018)

Catherine West: ...that the challenge will be met to reduce inequality in housing in Scotland, because I know that a very small number of people own rather a lot of properties. On the role of other facilitators of tax evasion and avoidance and the big four accountancy firms, many Members feel it is time that they were brought to book. My right hon. Friend the Member for Barking has done a lot of work on...

Public Bill Committee: Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill: Higher amount for long-term empty dwellings (1 May 2018)

Jim McMahon: ...are trying to dispose of it. That can be managed. However, a number of landlords own properties and have no intention of letting them out. They will simply flip them over into different names to avoid paying the tax, and a more concerted effort to deal with such issues is important. The truth is that it would be much more difficult for people to keep flipping the property if we had a...

Written Answers — Treasury: General Anti-abuse Rule Advisory Panel (1 May 2018)

Mel Stride: ..., twelve Panel opinions have been published and HMRC has taken action against each referred case using the GAAR. GAAR Panel opinions are published online at: ral-anti-abuse-rule-gaar.

Economic and Fiscal Outlook (30 Apr 2018)

Peter Dowd: ...decisions due to the uncertainty caused by this Government’s shambolic approach to the Brexit negotiations. Ministers claim that the Government have raised an extra £175 billion from clamping down on tax avoidance—another visit to fantasy island—but they have refused to offer a breakdown of this figure, a list of the anti-avoidance measures involved and the amount...

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill: Ongoing relative tariff differential (30 Apr 2018)

Caroline Flint: ...pretty much come to the same conclusion regarding the overcharging of those on standard variable tariffs, it is interesting that we have not discussed the case for compensation, repaid through bills or a windfall tax, on profits that the companies did not deserve and the CMA says they should not have charged. That makes it all the more essential that Ofgem is set a tight timetable to...

Minors entering the UK: 1948 to 1971 — [Ian Austin in the Chair] (30 Apr 2018)

Emma Reynolds: ...night, but in my view that is not the end of the matter. The Government still have serious questions to answer about the way Paulette and others have been treated. Also, they have questions to answer about how we avoid that happening in future to the Windrush generation and other Commonwealth citizens, but also to EU citizens way into the future. I still think that the Prime Minister has...

Written Answers — Treasury: Gannett UK and Newsquest Media Group: Taxation (27 Apr 2018)

Mel Stride: HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has a strong track record in tackling avoidance, fraud and evasion and non-compliance in the system. Since 2010, HMRC compliance activity has brought in more than £175 billion which would otherwise have gone unpaid. HMRC cannot comment on the tax affairs of identifiable businesses given their duty of maintaining taxpayer confidentiality.

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