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1130339
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 remove filter
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Public Sector: Tax Avoidance more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people working in the public sector that are subject to the 2019 loan charge; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
tabling member printed
Grant Shapps more like this
uin 261176 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Disguised Remuneration (DR) schemes are contrived arrangements that pay loans in place of ordinary remuneration, 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>The Government estimates that around 50,000 individuals could be affected by the 2019 loan charge. Further information on who the charge affects can be found at page 17 of HM Treasury’s report on time limits and the charge on disguised remuneration loans:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789160/DR_loan_charge_review_web.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789160/DR_loan_charge_review_web.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>This shows, for example, that 65% of the DR user population worked in business services, and only 3% worked in medical or education services.</p>
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T14:31:34.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:31:34.69Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
1582
label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
1130342
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 remove filter
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Business: Exports more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many firms registered under the Registered Exporter system in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018. more like this
tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
uin 261120 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text 12,161 exporters registered under the Registered Exporter system in 2017. 28 exporters registered under the Registered Exporter system in 2018. more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T14:34:03.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:34:03.37Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
1409
label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1130404
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 remove filter
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Greenhouse Gas Emissions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Financial Times article entitled UK net zero emissions target will cost more than £1tn, published on 5 June 2019, if he will place a copy of his letter to the Prime Minister on the costs and benefits of moving to a net zero target for UK greenhouse gas emissions in the House of Commons Library. more like this
tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
uin 261071 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>It has been the longstanding policy of successive governments not to comment on the content of leaked material.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Newark more like this
answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T12:41:50.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T12:41:50.463Z
answering member
4320
label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
tabling member
62
label Biography information for Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
1130405
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 remove filter
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Soft Drinks: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what programmes were allocated funding from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in 2018-2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 261102 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>In 2018-19 the following programmes were allocated money through funds collected from the levy:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The PE and Sport Premium;</li><li>The Healthy Pupils Capital Fund;</li><li>Breakfast Clubs in over 1700 Schools</li><li>The Essential Life Skills (ELS) programme</li><li>Activities to support Mental Health/Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHCE)</li></ul><p> </p><p>The funding from the Soft Drink Industry Levy has meant the following increases in allocations in recent years:</p><p> </p><ul><li>In September 2017 DfE doubled the primary school PE and sport premium from £160 million per year to £320 million per year to help schools support healthier, more active lifestyles. This funding will enable primary schools to make further improvements to the quality and breadth of PE and sport they offer</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Levy has provided up to £26 million funding to expand breakfast clubs in up to 1,700 schools</li></ul><p> </p><p>The Devolved Administrations receive money from the levy through the Barnett formula. We do not hold information on the programmes they choose to support.</p>
answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T12:56:29.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T12:56:29.423Z
answering member
4097
label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1130411
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 remove filter
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Doctors: Pensions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on amending the tapered annual allowance for NHS doctors. more like this
tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
tabling member printed
Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
uin 261103 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>The pension tax rules apply equally across all registered public and private sector defined benefit schemes, including the NHS Pension Scheme. The Government keeps all aspects of the tax system under review through the annual Budget process.</p><p> </p><p>On the 3 June 2019 the SoS for Health and Social Care announced his intention to consult on implementing a new pension flexibility for senior clinicians in the NHS Pension Scheme for England and Wales, to provide a structured way for clinicians to manage their NHS pension growth.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T10:50:01.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T10:50:01.76Z
answering member
4097
label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
tabling member
308
label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1130526
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 remove filter
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Pensions: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of how often the annual tapered allowance results in a person being taxed more than 100 per cent of the pensions relief they would have received if they had not reached the allowance limit. more like this
tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
uin 261239 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>Pensions tax relief is one of the most expensive reliefs in the personal tax system. In 2016/17 income tax and employer National Insurance Contributions relief cost over £50 billion, with around two-thirds going to higher and additional rate taxpayers.</p><p>The tapered annual allowance is therefore focussed on the highest-earning savers, to ensure that the benefit they receive is not disproportionate to that of other pension savers. Less than one per cent of pension savers will have to reduce their saving or face an annual allowance charge as a result of the tapered annual allowance.</p><p> </p><p>For those who incur annual allowance tax charges, the charge recoups the excess tax relief on the benefits that they have accrued in that year above their annual allowance. The charge is levied at an individual’s marginal rate. For example, an individual with a salary above £150,000 would be taxed at 45% on pension accrual above their annual allowance.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to estimate the precise effects of the tapered annual allowance on an individual’s total remuneration without knowing their specific circumstances.</p>
answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
answering member printed John Glen more like this
grouped question UIN 261240 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T13:41:45.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:41:45.537Z
answering member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
tabling member
4385
label Biography information for Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
1130527
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 remove filter
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Pensions: Taxation more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of how often the annual tapered allowance results in a person being taxed more than 100 per cent of the earnings gained from additional sessions or responsibilities. more like this
tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire more like this
tabling member printed
Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
uin 261240 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Pensions tax relief is one of the most expensive reliefs in the personal tax system. In 2016/17 income tax and employer National Insurance Contributions relief cost over £50 billion, with around two-thirds going to higher and additional rate taxpayers.</p><p>The tapered annual allowance is therefore focussed on the highest-earning savers, to ensure that the benefit they receive is not disproportionate to that of other pension savers. Less than one per cent of pension savers will have to reduce their saving or face an annual allowance charge as a result of the tapered annual allowance.</p><p> </p><p>For those who incur annual allowance tax charges, the charge recoups the excess tax relief on the benefits that they have accrued in that year above their annual allowance. The charge is levied at an individual’s marginal rate. For example, an individual with a salary above £150,000 would be taxed at 45% on pension accrual above their annual allowance.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to estimate the precise effects of the tapered annual allowance on an individual’s total remuneration without knowing their specific circumstances.</p>
answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
answering member printed John Glen more like this
grouped question UIN 261239 more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T13:41:45.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:41:45.587Z
answering member
4051
label Biography information for John Glen more like this
tabling member
4385
label Biography information for Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
1129973
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 remove filter
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Bus Services: Concessions more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will protect the concessionary bus pass in the forthcoming Spending Review. more like this
tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
tabling member printed
Steve McCabe more like this
uin 260537 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>Decisions on public spending, including on concessionary travel, will be made in the round as part of the Spending Review.</p> more like this
answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T10:53:49.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T10:53:49.74Z
answering member
4097
label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
tabling member
298
label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
1129620
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 remove filter
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints relating to the tax-free childcare scheme have been received by HMRC as of 31 May 2019. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
tabling member printed
Catherine McKinnell more like this
uin 259995 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
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answer text <p>More than half a million parents have successfully opened a childcare account, and the vast majority of parents use the childcare service without issues. Since Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) was fully rolled out in February 2018, the rate of new complaints received by HMRC in relation to the childcare service has decreased substantially, while the number of users of TFC has more than trebled.</p><p> </p><p>However, it is not possible to break down complaints received about the childcare service between TFC and 30 hours free childcare complaints, as many parents receive both TFC and 30 hours free childcare.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the honorable member to my answer on 28 November 2018 (193504) <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-11-20/193504/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-11-20/193504/</a>, which sets out that to 31 October 2018, HMRC received 4,560 complaints from parents who experienced technical issues with the childcare service.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 November 2018 to 31 March 2019, HMRC received 943 new complaints from customers in relation to TFC and 30 hours free childcare (known as Tier 1). This includes complaints due to technical issues and customer service issues.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 November 2018 to 31 March 2019, HMRC received 205 complaints from customers in relation to TFC and 30 hours free childcare where a customer was dissatisfied with our decision on their initial complaint and they have asked us to look at their concerns again (known as Tier 2).</p><p> </p><p>As set out in HMRC’s monthly reports available for the 2018-19 period at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmrc-monthly-performance-reports#reporting-year-2018-to-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmrc-monthly-performance-reports#reporting-year-2018-to-2019</a>, complaints are not always logged on HMRC’s live system during the month they are received and the numbers can, therefore, be revised upwards for subsequent monthly reports. The current month will be subject to greatest revision. The information to 31 May is therefore not yet available to a robust enough standard.</p><p> </p>
answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T14:06:35.75Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:06:35.75Z
answering member
4097
label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
tabling member
4125
label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
1128937
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2019-06-03more like thismore than 2019-06-03
answering body
Treasury more like this
answering dept id 14 remove filter
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Utilities: Rural Areas more like this
house id 1 more like this
legislature
25259
pref label House of Commons more like this
question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing VAT relief on (a) water, (b) electricity and (c) other essential infrastructure connections for off-grid rural communities. more like this
tabling member constituency Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey more like this
tabling member printed
Drew Hendry more like this
uin 259311 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer remove filter
answer text <p>HM Treasury keeps all taxes under review.</p><p> </p><p>Existing rules mean that the supply of water to households is zero rated for VAT purposes and where a first-time connection is also provided by the water supplier then it may also be subject to the zero rate of VAT.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, there is relief on domestic energy including a reduced rate for household fuel. Under EU law it is not possible to remove VAT on utilities infrastructure.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2019-06-11T14:36:44.913Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:36:44.913Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4467
label Biography information for Drew Hendry more like this