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Backbench Business: UK Oil and Gas Industry — [Mr Virendra Sharma in the Chair] (19 Apr 2018)

Claire Perry: ...of what co-working can mean is incredibly impressive. The OGA has been a driving force for that. I pay tribute to its work, and to that of the offshore petroleum regulator for environment and decommissioning, which never gets enough credit. It is a superb operation with lots of civil servants from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy working extremely hard and doing...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Fraud (19 Apr 2018)

Kit Malthouse: ...1.2% (or £2 billion) was overpaid due to fraud. The creation of a single, integrated fraud investigation service means we now have one point of investigation for all welfare fraud, including Tax Credits and Housing Benefit. DWP prosecutes people who commit benefit fraud and introduced a range of tough powers to help deter fraud and error arising from negligence, including enhanced...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Council Tax: Self-employed (19 Apr 2018)

Anneliese Dodds: To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities use the minimum income floor for universal credit to calculate the eligibility of self-employed claimants for council tax support.

Fishing: East Anglia: Austerity: Life Expectancy (18 Apr 2018)

Philippa Whitford: ...down to 21% in 2011-12, and are still the lowest, at 24%. However, we have seen the same uplift, and that is because of aspects of social security and the impact of things such as the removal of child tax credits or the cuts to all the various social security supports. Over the past few years, similarly, poverty in general has risen slightly in England, Wales and Scotland, although...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits: Children (18 Apr 2018)

Kit Malthouse: ...the Work and Welfare Reform Act 2016. Family and friend carers are able to receive support for the children in their care through the benefit system as they have access to child benefit and child tax credit on the same basis as parents. A cap at £23,000 in Greater London is equivalent to gross family earnings of around £29,000. A cap at £20,000 in the rest of GB is...

Written Answers — Treasury: Revenue and Customs: North West (18 Apr 2018)

Mark Hendrick: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff were employed by HMRC at the Tax Credit Office in Preston as at 28 March 2018; and how many of those staff his Department (a) estimates will be employed at that Tax Credit Office by 1 January 2019 and (b) planned to offer redundancy to, make redundant or offer jobs at other HMRC offices in Lancashire, Merseyside or Greater Manchester to.

Written Answers — Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (18 Apr 2018)

Anneliese Dodds: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Figure 8 of HMRC's Annual Report 2016-17, what methodology was used to assess the cost of providing personal tax credits and other reliefs at £30.5billion.

Housing and Planning Act 2016 (Database of Rogue Landlords and Property Agents) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Regret (17 Apr 2018)

Lord Best: My Lords, I declare my interests as listed on the register. I am full of regret about this statutory instrument but I want to preface my remarks by giving some credit where it is due. We have seen the exponential growth of private renting: the PRS has gone from 9% at the beginning of the 1990s to about 20% of the stock of this country now. As mentioned by the noble Baroness, Lady Grender, the...

Leaving the EU: Tourism and the Creative Industries — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (17 Apr 2018)

Kevin Brennan: ...(Mr Vaizey) who in his characteristically self-deprecatory, tongue-in-cheek speech made some serious points about the importance of the creative industries. Quite rightly, he spoke about the film tax relief in which he played a big part, as well as the importance of protecting the single digital market post-Brexit. I look forward to hearing what the Minister has to say about that. I also...

Written Answers — Treasury: Welfare Tax Credits (17 Apr 2018)

Alex Sobel: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to simplify the process of applying for tax credits for (a) self employed people and (b) those with portfolio careers.

Written Answers — Treasury: Productivity (17 Apr 2018)

Andrew Jones: ...into and development of new technologies, we have increased support for in R&D to the highest level in 30 years (probably ever) through raising investment and increasing the main rate of R&D tax credits. At Budget, we committed over £75 million to support the development and deployment of Artificial Intelligence in the UK, which has immense potential to increase productivity.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Universal Credit: Proof of Identity (11 Apr 2018)

Jon Trickett: ...for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2017 to Question 8509 on Electronic Government: Proof of Identity, what the average success rate for people using Gov.UK Verify for Tax Credits has been in each month since July 2016.

Easter Adjournment (29 Mar 2018)

Ian Mearns: ...during the Easter recess with the plan to export the production of British passports. The savings on the contract will surely be offset by the loss of revenue to the Exchequer from employee and employer taxes—income tax, national insurance and corporation tax—not to mention the loss of spending power in the local community on the part of workers who spend their hard-earned...

Women and Equalities: Universal Credit (29 Mar 2018)

Kit Malthouse: ...;or 600 hours of free childcare in Scotland—alongside the national living wage, which has given the lowest-paid their highest pay rise for 20 years, and the fact that we are taking millions out of tax by raising the personal allowance, offering training and assistance, and reducing the gender pay gap all point towards and have created the highest employment levels for women, at...

Written Answers — Treasury: Child Tax Credit (29 Mar 2018)

Baroness Lister of Burtersett: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 19 February (HL5370), where they have published the outcome of the application of the Family Test; and if it has not been published, when it will be.

Written Ministerial Statements — Treasury: Employer Supported Childcare (29 Mar 2018)

Elizabeth Truss: This government is providing more help with the cost of childcare to working parents than ever before. As well as introducing Tax-Free Childcare in April 2017, the government has doubled the free childcare available to working parents of 3 and 4 year olds in England to 30 hours a week, and increased the support available through Universal Credit to cover up to 85% of childcare costs. In...

Scottish Parliament: Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018 to 2022 (29 Mar 2018)

Angela Constance: ...and childcare and affordable housing reflect our determination to tackle poverty, as does the £100 million annual investment to offset the damage of UK welfare cuts, including the full mitigation of the bedroom tax. Our challenge is not just to mitigate UK Government cuts, but to lift people out of poverty. Before discussing the detail of the plan, I thank all those who have...

Opposition Day: Local Government Funding (28 Mar 2018)

Drew Hendry: ...last year. While the Scottish Government protect local authority budgets, the UK Government leave them paying the price for the austerity agenda. Highland Council is a good example of the impact of universal credit on local authority budgets. As many Members will know, the constituency of Inverness was a pilot area. We went through the live service and then full service roll-out in June...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (28 Mar 2018)

Alok Sharma: The Universal Credit system does not automatically record claimants’ reasons for naturally migrating to Universal Credit. To provide this information would incur disproportionate cost. Claimants naturally migrating from existing benefits to Universal Credit do so because they have had a significant change in their circumstances that would previously have triggered a new claim to an...

Scottish Parliament: Scottish Fiscal Commission Revenue Forecast (28 Mar 2018)

Mark Griffin: The Government has cited the fact that the complex interaction between Scottish income tax policy and entitlement to universal credit reduces to just £7 the net benefit of the starter rate of income tax. Has the cabinet secretary requested of the United Kingdom Government a resolution in the form of a disregard of the net benefit of the starter rate of income tax for the calculation of...

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