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Poverty and Disadvantage - Question for Short Debate (14 Dec 2017)

Lord Bird: ...that—but he puts all his eggs in the educational basket so that his children can move on. That is absolutely brilliant compared with my own family, who came over from Ireland, who knew how to drink and smoke cigarettes and avoid paying the rent. It is totally different. So there are different immigrations: not all immigrations will lead to a situation where you can tax their...

Paradise Papers - Question (14 Dec 2017)

Lord Anderson of Swansea: ..., the Government may be looking closely, but they have been looking closely at this issue for a long time with very limited action. When will the Government accept that there is deep anger among taxpayers in this country about the revelations that the rich and powerful are able to get away with aggressive tax avoidance, and that transparency is the best antidote? Will they give a fixed...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Multinational Companies: Taxation (14 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: Along with most major economies in the world, the UK levies corporation tax on the basis of the profits generated by economic activity and assets held here. The Government introduced country-by-country reporting which requires multinationals to provide HMRC with comprehensive information about global activities, profits and taxes. This enables HMRC to better assess where risks lie and where...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Money Laundering (14 Dec 2017)

Lord Bates: The UK is at the forefront of tackling tax evasion and avoidance and ensuring tax transparency internationally. The EU list of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes marks an important step in our ongoing efforts on this agenda. The UK has been working constructively with European partners on the EU list. Finance Ministers endorsed the list at the December Economic and Financial...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Spending and Tax Plans 2018-19 (14 Dec 2017)

Derek Mackay: ...Convention of Scottish Local Authorities. Throughout our discussions, I have made clear my desire to treat local government fairly. I believe that the budget does that. I know that local authorities have been concerned about a possible cut of about £300 million to their budgets. However, as a result of decisions that underpin the budget, I have been able to avoid that. I can announce...

Scottish Parliament: Writers to the Signet Dependants’ Annuity Fund Amendment (Scotland) Bill: Final Stage (14 Dec 2017)

Mary Fee: ...Official Report, Writers to the Signet Dependants’ Annuity Fund Amendment (Scotland) Bill Committee , 20 September 2017; c 5.] should statutory interpretation be required, but that the update was “proposed for the avoidance of doubt.” The committee was content with that explanation. At consideration stage, the promoters sought to further future proof the definition of...

Pensions - Question for Short Debate (13 Dec 2017)

Baroness Buscombe: ...spend an increasing percentage of life over state pension age, financed by an increased level of public pension expenditure, would be unsustainable in the long run and unfair to subsequent generations of taxpayers. Women retiring today can still expect to receive the state pension for 23.5 years on average, almost three years longer than men. Even after equalising women’s state...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill: Implementing the withdrawal agreement (13 Dec 2017)

Angus MacNeil: ...are Committees in this place trying to work out what it meant. He also tells me that there are 470 days to go before the cliff edge. The fine mess and the vanity are coinciding with the Government’s avoidance of a meaningful vote. They are tied to the timescale of article 50 as laid out in the Lisbon treaty—a strange place for a Brexiteer Government to be. To me, it is pretty...

Scottish Parliament: Finance (13 Dec 2017)

Murdo Fraser: ...and the Constitution—it is the wrong sort of money. You would think that they would be grateful for the money that they are getting. Just last month, the SNP published “The Role of Income Tax in Scotland’s Budget”. I commend the finance secretary for it—[ Interruption .] I am being told “no props”—sorry, Deputy Presiding Officer. I commend...

Committal (11 Dec 2017)

...of the whole House— (a) Clause 8 (exemption for armed forces’ accommodation allowances); (b) Clause 33 and Schedule 9 (the bank levy); (c) Clauses 40 and 41 and Schedule 11 (stamp duty land tax); (d) New Clauses or new Schedules relating to— (i) The income tax treatment of armed forces’ accommodation allowances, (ii) The bank levy, (iii) Stamp duty land tax, (iv)...

Finance (No. 2) Bill (11 Dec 2017)

John Bercow: ...address the fact that the UK has the slowest economic growth in the G7 while the IFS warns of two decades of lost earnings growth, it fails to reverse the Government’s 2015 Bank Levy cut resulting in £4.7bn less in tax revenue from banks over five years and contains measures to further limit the scope of the Bank Levy resulting in a further fall in revenue, whilst at the same...

Social Care - Statement (7 Dec 2017)

Baroness Altmann: ..., either at public sector or at the private sector level, to cope with the rising costs of care. Councils have increasingly rationed care so that they exclude preventive expenditure to help people avoid extreme need. Whatever happens with this review, does my noble friend agree that families will need money set aside if they are going to pay for care? There is no automatic provision. There...

Better Regulation - Motion to Take Note (7 Dec 2017)

Lord Whitty: ...who is about to speak, have spent a long time looking at the positive side of better regulation—a painstaking process of updating, simplifying, reducing overlap; challenging half-baked cases for new regulations, of which there are far too many; cutting complexity, and, yes, avoiding unnecessary cost, particularly the administrative cost on small businesses. That is not so much the...

Royal Assent: Business of the House (7 Dec 2017)

Valerie Vaz: ...the record? The Chancellor—I notified him that I would raise this matter today—said in his Budget statement: “We have heard a lot of talk recently from the Opposition about what they would do to crack down on tax avoidance…but the truth is that they did not.” —[Official Report, 22 November 2017; Vol. 631, c. 1054-5.] He said that he was doing the job...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Tax Evasion (7 Dec 2017)

Mel Stride: The government has taken significant action to tackle avoidance, evasion, and non-compliance; including securing almost £160 billion of additional tax revenue since 2010, introducing over 100 measures, and investing around £2 billion extra in HMRC. At Budget, the government took further steps to tackle these issues, which are forecast to raise £4.8 billion between now and...

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [HL] - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (6 Dec 2017)

Baroness Kramer: ...We are still waiting on the timetable, but that is indeed what we hope. However, the noble Lord is absolutely right that whenever issues are raised, particularly when the UK talks of issues around tax havens in other countries, or we on these various Benches talk about trying to get public registers in the overseas territories and Crown dependencies, the answer nearly always comes back,...

Social Security (Restrictions on Amounts for Children and Qualifying Young Persons) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2017 - Motion to Regret (6 Dec 2017)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: ...for a decision to have another child which may have been made in more propitious economic circumstances? At least the full impact of its retrospective application will not be felt until after January 2019, when new claims from larger families will no longer be routed back to tax credits. Where is the fairness in regulations which say that adoptive parents or kinship carers are exempt if...


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