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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Employment Agencies: Tax Avoidance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many recruitment agencies have been implicated in loan charge cases. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 252057 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
star this property answer text <p>DR schemes are contrived arrangements that pay loans in place of ordinary remuneration, usually through an offshore trust, with the sole purpose of avoiding income tax and National Insurance contributions. The loans are provided on terms that mean they are not repaid in practice, so they are no different to normal income and are, and always have been, taxable.</p><p> </p><p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will always seek payment of the loan charge from employers in the first instance. It is only where HMRC cannot reasonably collect from the employer, for example where the employer is no longer in existence or is based offshore, that the individual will be liable to pay the tax due. Around 75% of overall yield from the measure is expected to come from employers.</p><p> </p><p>Only an employer, or umbrella company established for the purpose, can originate a DR scheme. Recruitment agencies match individuals with engagers who require their labour. In most cases recruitment agencies do not employ the individual in question. Where a recruitment agency used a DR scheme to reward their employees they will be liable to pay the loan charge in the first instance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 252056 remove filter
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less than 2019-05-13T15:46:10.337Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-13T15:46:10.337Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this