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Equitable Life Policyholders: Compensation (23 Mar 2017)

Jeremy Lefroy: ...and, in small print, underwritten by the regulator can be carried out. We expect them to be carried out. If my memory serves me correctly, the situation at Equitable Life occurred after the Bank of Credit and Commerce International debacle in the 1980s when, for instance, the highlands and islands lost something like £20 million. Many others lost money. I remember clearly from the...

EU Membership: UK Science - Motion to Take Note (23 Mar 2017)

the Earl of Selborne: ..., our prospects would be dire. We need to invest wisely and more generously in our science base to match the funding of our competitors, build on excellence, reform our public procurement to support innovative businesses, and expand the scale and scope of the research and development tax credit to cover a wider span of business innovation. Could Brexit be the catalyst that leads to...

The Minister for Women and Equalities Was Asked: Universal Credit (23 Mar 2017)

Sarah Champion: ...myself with the Minister’s comments about PC Keith Palmer. We will always owe a debt of gratitude to him and our hearts bleed for his family. From 6 April, new mothers will not be able to claim tax credit or universal credit for their third child. What communications has the Minister had with women who are pregnant now to tell them that they face an unexpected drop in income because...

Universal Credit — [Andrew Rosindell in the Chair] (22 Mar 2017)

Catherine McKinnell: I beg to move, That this House has considered the roll-out of universal credit. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship this afternoon, Mr Rosindell, not least because I have been trying to secure a debate on this issue for several weeks, if not months, due to the sheer volume of universal credit-related problems that have been raised with me by constituents. It is no surprise that...

Scottish Parliament: Children Living in Poverty (22 Mar 2017)

Alex Rowley: ...8212;that is what people want to see. The previous Labour Government lifted more than 200,000 children in Scotland, and more than 1 million children in the United Kingdom, out of poverty by introducing tax credits. The cabinet secretary might want to take a targeted approach to child poverty and has argued that the Child Poverty Action Group’s idea of £5 on child benefit would...

Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill [Lords]: Fuel Poverty (21 Mar 2017)

Marion Fellows: ..., the Scottish Government have launched a campaign to ensure that all groups are able to access the public funds they are entitled to; for example, one third of pensioners are entitled to pension credit but do not claim it. The new best start grant has already been referred to, and the Scottish Government have spent almost £58 million mitigating the impact of Tory austerity cuts to...

Public Bill Committee: Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill: Air travel organisers’ licences (21 Mar 2017)

Rob Marris: ...rather more widely. I have sympathy with the Minister when he does his private magic and pops along to the Co-op travel agency and trusts it. When I book my holidays, I book my rail tickets using a credit card; that is a debtor-creditor-supplier agreement of more than £100, so I am protected there. Since I do not fly, and have not flown for a decade, I do not do this ATOL stuff, but I...

Scottish Parliament: Independence Referendum (21 Mar 2017)

Kezia Dugdale: ...the welfare state, the SNP wanted Scotland to leave the UK. When the last Labour Government introduced ground-breaking antidiscrimination laws, maternity and paternity leave, the national minimum wage, tax credits, rights at work and civil partnerships, the SNP was arguing for Scotland to leave the United Kingdom. When the UK Labour Government delivered a Scottish Parliament—the...

Non-Consensual Sex Exemption (Tax Credits) (20 Mar 2017)

Alison Thewliss: I rise to propose that the House should debate a specific and important matter that should have urgent consideration: the introduction of the non-consensual sex exemption in respect of tax credits, which I will henceforth refer to as the rape clause. Since the two-child limitation of tax credits and universal credit was proposed in the summer 2015 Budget, I have pursued this matter...

Scottish Parliament: Draft Climate Change Plan (16 Mar 2017)

Neil Findlay: ...that dominate the scene. We could have had those projects owned and operated collectively by the community, with public investment by councils, the Forestry Commission, national health service pension funds, credit union reserves, communities and others returning profits to the public services, allowing for investment in jobs and for the common good. Instead we see with every turn of a...

Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill (Programme) (No. 2): Duty to have regard to the life sciences sector and access to new medicines and treatments (15 Mar 2017)

Philip Dunne: ...announced, specifically targeted at industry-academia collaboration. We expect the life sciences industry to be a substantial beneficiary. That comes on top of measures such as the patent box and the R and D tax credits that the Government have introduced to encourage investment from innovative businesses. That determined action is reaping rewards. The UK ranks top among the major European...

Class 4 National Insurance Contributions - Statement (15 Mar 2017)

Lord Young of Cookham: ...all the spending commitments made in the Budget will be honoured—on skills, on adult social care and on accident and emergency. We stand by those commitments. The noble Lord asked about universal credit. There will be no change to the entitlement to universal credit by the self-employed. On the broader issues about the Taylor review, there is an issue here—and the Labour Party...

Scottish Parliament: Cold Homes and Fuel Poverty (15 Mar 2017)

Shona Robison: with welfare reforms. [ Interruption .] The Tories might not like to hear the truth, but if household budgets are cut through welfare reforms and people who are in work are poorer due to cuts to tax credits, it is hardly rocket science to establish that they will struggle to pay their fuel bills. The Tories can guffaw all they like, but there is a direct correlation between welfare...

Budget Statement - Motion to Take Note (14 Mar 2017)

Baroness Neville-Rolfe: ..., and we have taken a range of actions to support working people in their everyday lives. We have introduced the national living wage and will be raising the personal allowance to £12,500 in this Parliament and reducing the universal credit taper. By the end of this Parliament, we will be spending a record amount on childcare support, rising to over £6 billion a year. The...

Delegated Legislation: Social Security (14 Mar 2017)

...(Contributions) (Rates, Limits and Thresholds Amendments and National Insurance Funds Payments) Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 16 January, be approved. That the draft Tax Credits and Guardian’s Allowance Up-rating etc. Regulations 2017, which were laid before this House on 6 February, be approved.

8. Optional Remuneration Arrangements (14 Mar 2017)

Resolved, That— (1) In Part 3 of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (employment income: earnings and benefits etc treated as earnings), in Chapter 2 (taxable benefits: the benefits code), after section 69 insert— “69A Optional remuneration arrangements (1) Subsections (2) to (7) have effect for the purposes of the benefits code. (2) A benefit provided for an...

14. Deduction of Income Tax at Source (14 Mar 2017)

Resolved, That— (1) In Chapter 3 of Part 15 of the Income Tax Act 2007 (deduction of tax from certain payments of yearly interest), after section 888A insert— “888B Designated dividends of investment trusts The duty to deduct a sum representing income tax under section 874 does not apply to a dividend so far as it is treated as a payment of yearly interest by regulations...

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