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star this property date less than 2014-10-21more like thismore than 2014-10-21
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading National Insurance Contributions 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to simplify the rates of employees' National Insurance contributions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 211325 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-27more like thismore than 2014-10-27
star this property answer text <p>This Government is committed to a competitive tax regime and has introduced a range of measures to reduce the burden of National Insurance Contributions (NICs), as part of our long term economic plan to back business and create jobs.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Employment Allowance, introduced in April this year, means that around 450,000 employers– one third of all employers – are expected to be taken out of paying employer NICs altogether in 2014-15 and from April 2015, employer NICs for under 21 year olds will be abolished, helping to support jobs for almost 1.5 million young people currently in employment.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-10-27T16:16:49.7997019Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-27T16:16:49.7997019Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect the introduction of seven-day bank account switching has had on the number of people changing bank account provider; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 195454 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Current Account Switching Service launched in September of last year, and has had a very positive impact. Early signs are positive, with switching numbers in Q4 of 2013 up by 17 per cent compared to Q4 of the previous year. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>The Financial Conduct Authority will carry out a review in September of this year into the effectiveness of the Current Account Switching Service. This will include an assessment of the effect the introduction of seven day account switching has had on the number of people changing bank account provider. </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
47167
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings he held with the Office of Tax Simplification in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 195455 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p>Treasury Ministers regularly meet with the Office of Tax Simplification and other parts of Treasury group as part of normal departmental and Government business. As was the case with previous Administrations, it is not the Government's practice to provide details of all such meetings and discussions<em>.</em></p><p> </p><p>Details of Ministerial and permanent secretary meetings with external organisations on departmental business are published on a quarterly basis and are available at:</p><p><a href="http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/minister_hospitality.htm" target="_blank">http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/minister_hospitality.htm</a>.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-28T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress has been made on implementing the recommendations of the Office of Tax Simplification. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 197027 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
star this property answer text <p><strong>At Budget 2014 the government announced it will implement Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) recommendations to simplify the taxation of employee benefits and expenses, employee share schemes, and partnerships. It will also simplify National Insurance contributions (NICs) for the self-employed by collecting class 2 NICs through Self Assessment from April 2016, as recommended by the OTS. </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-06T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-05-06more like thismore than 2014-05-06
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Home Office on the economic effect of the Tier 1 (Investor) visa; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 197732 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
star this property answer text <p>Treasury Ministers and officials have regular discussions with the Home Office on a wide variety of topics as part of the process of policy development and delivery.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
star this property answering member printed Danny Alexander more like this
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less than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-12T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Danny Alexander more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-30more like thismore than 2014-06-30
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Income Tax more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) the UK, (b) the Thames Valley and (c) Windsor constituency no longer pay income tax due to changes in the level of personal allowance introduced since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 202981 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-07more like thismore than 2014-07-07
star this property answer text <p>By April this year this Government's increases in the personal allowance (for those born after 5 April 1948) are estimated to have taken over 3 million individuals out of the income tax system altogether. 384,000 of these individuals live in the South East region, which includes the Thames Valley and the Parliamentary Constituency of Windsor.</p><p> </p><p>These estimates are based on the 2011-12 Survey of Personal Incomes, projected to 2014-15 using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility's March 2014 economic and fiscal outlook.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>HM Treasury does not publish this information at constituency level.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-07-07T15:09:45.8979009Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-07T15:09:45.8979009Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-14more like thismore than 2014-07-14
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Business: Capital Allowances more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses received the annual investment allowance in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 205500 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) has been used to encourage investment in plant and machinery by all businesses. The number of unincorporated businesses and companies that received AIA is presented in the table below, and has been rounded to the nearest 1,000. The latest year for which figures are available is 2011-12.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>2011-12</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number Of AIA Claims</p></td><td><p>1,203,000</p></td><td><p>1,222,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T16:31:01.7156657Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T16:31:01.7156657Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Foreign Investment in UK 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of foreign direct investment generated since 2010 as a direct result of the lower rate of corporation tax. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 206722 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
star this property answer text <p>Since 2010, the Government has cut the main rate of corporation tax from 28% to 21%. It will fall further next year, to 20%, giving the UK the joint lowest rate of corporation tax in the G20. The Small Profits Rate has also been cut to 20%.</p><p> </p><p>These cuts are a central part of the Government’s long-term economic plan. They are intended to make the UK more competitive, supporting business investment and job creation.</p><p> </p><p>Government modeling suggests that the corporation tax cuts introduced in this parliament will:</p><p>· increase business investment by between 2.5% and 4.5% (£3.6bn to £6bn in today’s prices) in the long term</p><p>· increase GDP by between 0.6% and 0.8% (£9.6bn to £12.2bn in today’s prices) in the long term</p><p> </p><p>Foreign direct investment decisions are influenced by a range of factors including skills, market access, and infrastructure. Consequently, it is difficult to isolate the exact impact of the corporation tax cuts from reform in other areas. But recently published data on inward investment has been very encouraging.</p><p> </p><p>In their 2013/2014 Inward Investment Report, UKTI said ONS data showed the value of FDI stock increased from £725.6bn in 2010, to £936.5bn in 2012.</p><p> </p><p>UKTI also reported that the UK attracted more inward investment projects last year than in any year since records began in the 1980s. UKTI recorded 1773 projects, creating 66,390 new jobs.</p><p> </p><p>This is supported by analysis from Ernst and Young, who use their own independent database to assess inward investment. Ernst and Young’s Annual Attractiveness Survey, published in June, showed the number of inward investment projects in the UK had risen by 15% in the past year, against the background of a European market that grew by just 4%.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As noted above, it is difficult to isolate the impact of tax policy on these trends, and UKTI does not have estimates of how much of the new investment has been a direct result of the lower rate of corporation tax. But it is clear that the corporation tax reforms have changed perceptions of the UK competitiveness. For the past two years, the UK has ranked highest in the KPMG survey on international tax competitiveness, ahead of countries including the US, the Netherlands and Switzerland.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-09-01T16:21:34.2079866Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-01T16:21:34.2079866Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-09-12more like thismore than 2014-09-12
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Care Services: Pay 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many home care providers were investigated by HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last four years; and what proportion of those providers was found not to be paying the national minimum wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 209191 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-10-17more like thismore than 2014-10-17
star this property answer text <p>The Government takes the enforcement of the National Minimum Wage (NMW) very seriously. HMRC review every complaint that is referred to them by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline. In addition, by collating and analysing data received from various sources, HMRC ensure targeted enforcement to identify employers across the United Kingdom who are more likely to be not paying NMW.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government has increased the financial penalty percentage from 50% to 100% of the unpaid wages owed to workers, and the maximum penalty from £5,000 to £20,000. These new limits are now in force where arrears are identified in pay reference periods on or after 7 March 2014. The Government will also bring in primary legislation as soon as possible so that the maximum £20,000 penalty can apply to each underpaid worker.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The following table shows the number of employers in the home care sector over the past four years where HMRC have commenced and completed investigations. It also shows the percentage of instances where employers were found to be non-complaint with NMW legislation as a result of these investigations. <ins></ins></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Investigations</p></td><td> </td><td><p>Percentage</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>23%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>46</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>39%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>24</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>46%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013/14</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p> </p></td><td><p>15%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2014-10-17T13:16:28.927541Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-17T13:16:28.927541Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-08-26more like thismore than 2014-08-26
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Banks: Pay more like this
unstar this property house id 1 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has made to institutions of the EU on the cap on bank bonuses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 905051 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the Answer I gave today to the hon. Member for Blaenau Gwent (Nick Smith).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-09-02T14:43:33.9706479Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-02T14:43:33.9706479Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this