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School Funding: Business of the House (21 Jul 2016)

Martyn Day: When my constituent, Mrs Clark, became a kinship carer on the tragic death of her daughter, the backdating of child tax credit payments beyond three months was only done after a protracted process culminating in two appeals to the Adjudicator’s Office, adding to the stress on the family. Will the Leader of the House set aside Government time for a debate on the payment of child and...

Women and Equalities: Welfare Policy: Gender Equality (21 Jul 2016)

Alison Thewliss: Engender has said that, since 2010, £26 billion of cuts to benefits, tax credits, pay and pensions have been made, and that 85% of that figure has come from women’s income. The statement made yesterday by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions confirms that the two-child policy and, presumably, the rape clause are carrying on. They will also have an effect on women’s...

Supported Housing: Benefit (20 Jul 2016)

Julian Knight: ...system. At the start of this year, the annual cost stood at a staggering £25 billion—more than we spend on roads, the police, and equipping the military put together and equivalent to about 8p on income tax. Our reforms recognise that the old system had become overly complicated to administer and contained blind spots as a result of how it classified landlords, for example. It...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Reform (20 Jul 2016)

Lord Freud: My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (Damian Green MP) has made the following Written Statement. Universal Credit is the biggest transformation of the welfare state since its inception; it has formed and will continue to form a key part of this Government’s action to reduce reliance on benefits and increase incentives to work. It is a reform which is...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department for Work and Pensions: Welfare Reform (20 Jul 2016)

Damian Green: Universal Credit is the biggest transformation of the welfare state since its inception; it has formed and will continue to form a key part of this Government’s action to reduce reliance on benefits and increase incentives to work. It is a reform which is fundamentally about helping people to build better futures for themselves and their families. Universal Credit has been...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Health: Equality (19 Jul 2016)

Nicola Blackwood: .... Although no assessment has been made in England, DWP has engaged across government on its proposals for welfare reform. DH has been involved in discussions on the introduction of Universal Credit and its impact on health inequalities for programmes such as Healthy Start and Help with Health Costs. Healthy Start is a United Kingdom-wide statutory benefit, funded by DH, which aims to...

Oral Answers to Questions — Treasury: Support for Business (19 Jul 2016)

Philip Hammond: The Government are committed to ensuring that Britain has a competitive corporate tax system that encourages innovation and business investment. We have already announced a reduction in corporation tax to 17%—the lowest rate in the G20—and we are reducing the business rates burden by £6.7 billion. The Government have also increased the rate of research and development tax...

Co-Operatives (14 Jul 2016)

Rob Wilson: ...-scale community share-raising by organisations such as FC United of Manchester, which raised £2 million from 2,000 local people. The Government support such share offers through the social investment tax relief, the second anniversary of which we recently celebrated. Several community share offers have benefited from that relief, which has allowed local people to buy shares in...

Poverty - Motion to Take Note (14 Jul 2016)

Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope: ...excellent book Good Times, Bad Times—namely, that those in dependency are all the same people all the time, and it is a question of “them over there” who are in dependency and “us over here” who are paying the taxes. That is completely contrary to the facts. You need only to recognise that in every three-month period a million people go into work and a million...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Poverty (13 Jul 2016)

Damian Hinds: ...is why this Government is focused on getting people into employment. Since 2010, 2.5 million more people are in work and average household incomes are at a record high. We are reforming the tax and benefit system to ensure work will always pay more than a life on benefits. That is why we are raising the tax-free personal allowance to £11,500 in April 2017, meaning 1.3m individuals...

Free Childcare for 3 and 4-year-olds (12 Jul 2016)

Sam Gyimah: ...is precisely to help parents with the cost of childcare, but the available support to parents does not only come in the form of the 30 hours. We will be introducing other childcare measures such as tax-free childcare, which will give parents 20% off the cost of childcare up to £10,000. If they spend £10,000 they will get £2,000 off the cost of childcare, so a parent buying...

Wales Bill: “Part 8C (11 Jul 2016)

357Y The Welsh rate ‘(1) The Welsh rate of corporation tax for a financial year is— (a) if a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales— (i) sets a rate under section 357YA for the year, and (ii) is passed before the beginning of the year, the rate set by the resolution; (b) if the Welsh rate for the year is not determined under paragraph (a), but the Welsh rate for one...

Wales Bill: Legislative competence (11 Jul 2016)

Lindsay Hoyle: ...the list of reserved powers. Amendment 98,†page†59, leave out line 24. This amendment removes the reservation of hovercraft from the list of reserved powers. Amendment 141,†page†59,†line†28, leave out “, reserved trust ports or”. This amendment is consequential upon amendment 140. Amendment 142,†page†59,†line†37, leave out...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Child Poverty (11 Jul 2016)

Shabana Mahmood: My constituency has the third highest level of child poverty in the country, and 13,600 families currently receive tax credits, leaving them vulnerable to the Government’s cuts to universal credit. In his aborted bid for the Tory leadership, the Secretary of State said that he had a “strong grasp of…the social and economic divisions in our country”. If that is true,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Welfare Reform: Effects on People with Disabilities in Scotland (11 Jul 2016)

Justin Tomlinson: ..., including welfare spending, health spending, employment support and infrastructure investment, but we also need to consider increases in employment, increases in hours and earnings, universal credit, PIP, personal tax allowance changes, health spending, employment support and investment in infrastructure.

Online Abuse: Creative Industries (7 Jul 2016)

Ed Vaizey: ...protection, about which the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire has spoken eloquently for many years, and access to skills, which has also been raised in the Chamber—but they are highly successful. They are partly turbo-charged by tax credits for film, games and animation, which also extend to the arts, supporting theatre and galleries. The right hon. Member for Slough rightly...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Receipts from intellectual property: diverted profits tax (7 Jul 2016)

‘(1) Part 3 of FA 2015 (diverted profits tax) is amended as follows. (2) In section 79 (charge to tax), at the end insert— “(6) But banking surcharge profits and notional banking surcharge profits, to the extent that they are determined by reference to notional PE profits (or what would have been notional PE profits) for an accounting period, do not include any amount which...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Qualifying transformer vehicles (7 Jul 2016)

Rebecca Long-Bailey: This clause provides a power, first, to define by regulations a qualifying transformer company, and secondly, to determine by regulations the tax treatments of QTCs, investors in QTCs and transactions involving QTCs. The Committee will be aware from my comments earlier in the week that transformer vehicles are used by insurance companies to transform receivables, such as the repayments for a...

Public Bill Committee: Finance Bill: Data-gathering powers: providers of payment or intermediary services (7 Jul 2016)

...;or digital wallets—and as other business intermediaries operating offline. The Financial Times recently reported research by Worldpay that asserted that the rise of digital wallets would mean that credit cards and debit cards would fall from accounting for two thirds of all payments to just half by 2019. The same report found that $647 billion of consumer payments to businesses will...

Junior Doctors Contract: Points of Order (6 Jul 2016)

Alison Thewliss: On a point of order, Madam Deputy Speaker. Earlier, in my question to the Prime Minister on tax credits, I specifically mentioned the two-child policy and the rape clause. I am sure he did not mean to mislead the House in his answer, but he said that the Scottish Parliament would be getting specific powers on welfare to cover those particular issues. In fact, that is not the case. The...


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