Results 1–20 of 3471 for tax avoidance

UK-EU: International Development (21 Mar 2018)

Chris Law: ...the world, and it has allowed us to raise, pool and co-ordinate aid and expertise. Working with others is essential for solving many of the world’s biggest problems, including achieving gender equality, tackling tax avoidance, using diplomacy to end conflict and promote peace, and, of course, tackling the devastating impact of climate change—fragile states are hit the hardest...

Welfare Reform and Work Act — [Mike Gapes in the Chair] (21 Mar 2018)

Alison Thewliss: ...the sort of false premise that people on benefits should face the same choices as those supporting themselves through work. However, that completely fails to recognise that 70% of families on tax credits are working and that the cuts that have been made are making them poorer and putting them into poverty, even though they are in work. They just cannot earn enough to make ends meet, and...

Vauxhall Factory, Ellesmere Port: Scottish Welfare Powers (20 Mar 2018)

Margaret Greenwood: My hon. Friend makes a really important point, but I am so short of time. In Scotland, some 50,000 households with three or more children are in receipt of tax credits. From April 2017, families no longer received support through child tax credits or universal credit for any third or subsequent child born on or after that date. That also applies to new UC claims. On top of that, the abolition...

Other Proceedings: Welsh Affairs (19 Mar 2018)

Jonathan Edwards: ...considering how cheap it is for the British Government to borrow on the bond markets—because of the ultra-loose monetary policy pursued since 2008—why do they not invest directly? It would be far cheaper for us as taxpayers to do that than for the cost to be loaded on to consumers via their energy prices. I therefore have little sympathy with the British Government’s...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Plastics (19 Mar 2018)

Therese Coffey: We published our 25 Year Environment Plan on 11 January. This states our ambition to eliminate all avoidable plastic waste and, in particular, the waste from single use plastics. The steps we will take to achieve this include exploring the introduction of plastic free aisles by retailers; exploring how we can develop our producer responsibility schemes to give producers more incentives to...

Petition - Royal Bank of Scotland Closure in Stepps: CERN Pensions: UK Tax Treatment (15 Mar 2018)

Robert Jenrick: ...that he lost in his career was that the Higgs boson would never be found, so even somebody of his genius can get things wrong every now and again. The Government are committed to a fair and consistent tax system. This is especially important in pensions, as the Government promote saving through tax incentives and allowances. We want those incentives to work and to be fairly distributed. My...

Burma: [Day 2] (15 Mar 2018)

Bob Neill: Other hon. Members have already set out the massive contribution that the financial services make to our economy, beyond any other. Anything that damages financial services damages the economy, the tax take, our public services, and the lives of every man and woman in this country. It directly damages the lives of my constituents. I will not support anything that materially...

Economy: Spring Statement - Motion to Take Note (15 Mar 2018)

Lord Livermore: ...over the next two years and, as my noble friend Lord Haskel said, nearly 80% of the benefit cuts announced in 2015 are still to take effect. In his speech, the Chancellor claimed to be building, “a country that works for everyone”.—[ Official Report, Commons, 13/03/18; col. 722.] Yet as a result of the tax and benefit changes that this Government have made, the entire...

Scottish Parliament: Land Ownership (15 Mar 2018)

Nicola Sturgeon: ..., which will further improve the information on land ownership. The article in the Sunday Post highlighted the extent of land ownership in Scotland by overseas companies, and raised concerns about tax avoidance. We take tax avoidance very seriously and the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution has previously written to the chancellor seeking assurances that the United Kingdom...

Scottish Parliament: Procurement (14 Mar 2018)

Jackie Baillie: taken off my wages due to an umbrella company’s greed. This is public money for a public service, why are umbrella companies who add nothing of any value to the project I am employed on profiting from the tax payers money? Something needs to change and change very soon.” Rail worker two is employed on the Shotts-Cleland electrification project. This is what he said:...

Universal Credit (13 Mar 2018)

Peter Dowd: Over the past five years, this tax cut has cost the British taxpayer £8.4 billion. That £8.4 billion could instead have fully funded universal credit, extended free school meals or ensured tax-free childcare for all. Fact check: that is a fact. Childcare remains the biggest cost for working households. For some families, the childcare bill is crippling their finances. The childcare...

Spring Statement (13 Mar 2018)

Philip Hammond: ...fiscal event, and now he is complaining that I have not delivered a mini Budget today. I am not surprised that he cannot quite understand anybody passing up the opportunity to introduce some new taxes, because that is what a Labour Government would be doing, not once a year or twice a year but every other week. I heard the right hon. Gentleman referring to some of my hon. Friends as...

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Spring Statement - consultations (13 Mar 2018)

Philip Hammond: December, the new fiscal cycle provides opportunities for the Government to consult more openly at earlier stages of policy-making. This Statement delivers on that commitment. It does not make tax or spending changes, but sets out some areas on which the Government will consult over the Summer. Tax and the digital economy Today the Government will publish the following policy documents...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Committee (6th Day) (Continued) (12 Mar 2018)

Lord Berkeley: ...problems in Northern Ireland. The noble Baroness, Lady McIntosh, regretted the lack of SNP members here to have a good debate about it. What are the Government doing about this in terms of IT systems? The tax commentator Richard Murphy reports that there are 85 IT systems at UK borders, of which 30 will need to be replaced or changed. I do not think I need to go into the disasters of some...

Finance (No. 2) Bill - Second Reading (and remaining stages) (8 Mar 2018)

Lord Bates: ...’s move to a single, annual fiscal event but it also represents the fact that in December the Government published a document setting out how future Finance Bills will interact with the new tax policy-making timetable. The new cycle carves out more time for consultations and commits the Government to publishing as much of the Bill as possible in draft. Even so, in this Bill some 111...

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (8 Mar 2018)

Peter Dowd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many penalties related to tax avoidance HMRC has collected in each year since 2010.

Written Answers — Treasury: Tax Avoidance (8 Mar 2018)

Peter Dowd: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax avoidance schemes HMRC has closed in each year since 2010.

Delegated Legislation (Committees): HMRC Staff: Dudley (7 Mar 2018)

Mel Stride: ...return to this important matter. As the hon. Member for Dudley North pointed out, in November 2015 HMRC announced its location strategy as a crucial element of its work to create a modern, world-class tax authority—a key part of our long-term economic plan for national prosperity. Since 2010 we have made substantial investments, enabling HMRC to do more to tackle evasion, drive down...

Hospitality Sector: Tipping (7 Mar 2018)

Laura Pidcock: ...something very important. A number of these bogus tronc schemes, organised through troncmaster consultants—quite a dramatic name—have been used by companies to minimise the basic income of workers in order to avoid liabilities on national insurance and pensions. One case of this was an advert for a sous chef with a salary of £28,000. Once taken on, the employee found out...

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