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Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill [Lords] (20 Feb 2018)

Vicky Ford: ...all the tools that it needs to take action. The UK has taken the lead in the past. Many of my colleagues in the House have reminded us of their experience when David Cameron chaired the G8 and tax transparency was put at the top of the global agenda. I remember being in the European Parliament at that time, working with the UK Conservative-led Government to increase tax transparency across...

Apprenticeships - Question (20 Feb 2018)

Viscount Younger of Leckie: ...will benefit from that. However, for apprentices claiming benefits in their own right, financial support is available for those on low incomes and young people may be able to claim universal credit or tax credits to help with living costs. As the House will know, universal credit is an in-work benefit, so those young claimants in work on low wages, including apprentices under contract, can...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit (19 Feb 2018)

the Bishop of Durham: To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bates on 25 January (HL4633), of those families affected by the two-child limit for tax credits introduced in April 2017, how many (1) had one or more parents in work, (2) were lone parent families, and (3) were two-parent families, broken down by month; and what was the number of children involved in each family.

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Child Tax Credit (19 Feb 2018)

Lord Bates: The government is committed to supporting all families. The government provides a range of support in addition to Child Tax Credit. Child Benefit is paid for each child in a household, at £20.70 per week for the first child and £13.70 a week for each subsequent child. To help working parents, the government has doubled the free childcare available for 3 and 4 year olds to 30 hours a...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Industry (14 Feb 2018)

Lord Henley: Through our Industrial Strategy, we will make sure that we are using all the tools we have to stimulate growth throughout the UK. We will further reduce corporation tax from 19 per cent to 17 per cent by 2020 and increase R&D tax credits for large businesses from 11% to 12% from January 2018; whilst we have also increased the permanent level of the Annual Investment Allowance to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Children: Day Care (9 Feb 2018)

Martyn Day: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons low earning families are not able to claim working tax credits or universal credit if they are using tax-free childcare.

Backbench Business: Strengthening Families — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (8 Feb 2018)

Oliver Dowden: ...proud to serve in a Government under which more than 2 million new jobs have been created—that is hundreds of thousands of households where children grow up seeing their parents going out to work and having the stability and security of a wage packet. That achievement stands alongside a range of measures that we have taken—for example, we are the first Government to introduce...

Brexit and the Labour Market (Economic Affairs Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note (8 Feb 2018)

Lord Kennedy of Southwark: ...migration statistics, with UK migration measured through a series of surveys undertaken by the Office for National Statistics as well as data published by both the Home Office and the Department for Work and Pensions. My noble friend Lord Livermore made reference to the poor quality of the data relied on by the Government. The Government partly recognise this problem in the response to...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Revenue and Customs: Staff (7 Feb 2018)

Mel Stride: HMRC are working with colleagues in DWP on plans for staff and building transfers. Transfers are dependent on DWP’s requirements and HMRC’s Tax Credit caseload run down. The present planning assumption is that approximately 2,000 staff currently working in Guild Tower and Unicentre, Preston and Sidlaw House, Dundee will be available to transfer across to DWP in line with the...

Free School Meals/Pupil Premium: Eligibility (6 Feb 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: ...), the right hon. Member for East Ham (Stephen Timms) and the hon. Members for St Helens South and Whiston (Ms Rimmer), for Stockton North (Alex Cunningham) and for Bedford (Mohammad Yasin). I worked closely with the hon. Member for Washington and Sunderland West on the all-party parliamentary group on water safety and drowning prevention. I hope we can continue to work closely today. May...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit and Welfare Tax Credits: Children (6 Feb 2018)

Lucy Powell: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much her Department plans to allocate from the public purse to the childcare element of (a)tax credits and (b) universal credit in each of the next five years.

Rail Update: Social Security (5 Feb 2018)

Neil Gray: ...on people who need that support to get by, regardless of the rise in household costs, and regardless of widespread opposition to the continuation of the freeze. Jobseeker’s allowance, child and working tax credit, local housing allowance, income support, child benefit, and the work-related activity group element of employment and support allowance have all been frozen. That means...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit (5 Feb 2018)

Ian Austin: The introduction of universal credit is not helping to keep 250 highly skilled HMRC staff working on tax credits in Dudley in work. They were told they would be transferring to the Secretary of State’s Department to work on universal credit. Last week, they were told that her Department has cancelled that, their office will close and they will be made redundant. Will she ensure that the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Child Poverty (5 Feb 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Both hon. Ladies are right to recognise the role that welfare reform is playing in alleviating child poverty. Work is the best route out of poverty, and universal credit strengthens the incentives for parents to move into and progress in work. However, it cannot be considered in isolation: it is a key component of a broader strategy to move Britain to a higher wage, lower welfare and lower...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Day Care (2 Feb 2018)

Nadhim Zahawi: Parents who enter into a refuge will continue to be eligible for 30 hours like any other working parents, provided they work and earn the weekly minimum equivalent to 16 hours a week at their National Minimum Wage. [1]In addition, provision is made within the Statutory Guidance for parents who have been forced to leave their home and paid employment, for example, where the parent is a victim...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Manufacturing Industries (1 Feb 2018)

Richard Harrington: ...over £20 billion of patient capital investment to finance growth in innovative firms over 10 years, including a new £2.5bn Investment Fund for SMEs in the British Business Bank. We are increasing R&D tax credits for large businesses from 11% to 12% from January 2018, as part of the drive to increase R&D investment to 2.4% by 2027. A further £725m will be invested...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Universal Credit: Poverty (1 Feb 2018)

Alok Sharma: The impact of Universal Credit cannot be considered in isolation. Tackling child poverty and disadvantage is a priority for this government and Universal Credit is a key component of a broader strategy to move Britain to a higher wage, lower welfare and lower tax society. This strategy includes increasing the personal tax allowance and introducing the national living wage. In line with this...

European Union (Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading (2nd Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2018)

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath: think again. I hope we do. I hope we will ensure a meaningful role for Parliament at the end of the negotiations; that we will make sure that delegated powers cannot weaken environmental, consumer, health and work protections; that the devolution settlement will be respected and the charter of fundamental human rights retained as part of UK law; and that membership of the single market...

Freedom of Information (Amendment) (31 Jan 2018)

Louise Haigh: Government farmed out to the private sector, and the consequences only truly exposed when things fall apart. We saw that in the last Parliament, when we were pursuing Concentrix, the firm contracted to identify fraud in the tax credit system. That multinational corporation was ruthlessly pursuing single parents and families, on the instruction of the Treasury, and treating them as...

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