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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance remove filter
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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, what steps he has taken to ensure the accuracy of information provided to his Department by HMRC on the 2019 Loan Charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Orpington more like this
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Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property uin 254809 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 2019-05-24more like thismore than 2019-05-24
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury has worked very closely with HMRC throughout the development of the policy. Officials in both departments work within the framework of the Civil Service Code, which sets out the standards of behaviour, including objectivity and honesty, by which Civil Servants must abide. The code is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-code/the-civil-service-code" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/civil-service-code/the-civil-service-code</a>.</p><p> </p><p>More details on the tax policy making process are available here: <a href="https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130102201052/http:/www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/junebudget_tax_policy_making.pdf" target="_blank">https://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20130102201052/http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/junebudget_tax_policy_making.pdf</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-05-24T12:59:20.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-24T12:59:20.487Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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4039
unstar this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
1132125
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) adequate support is available from HMRC for people affected by the 2019 Loan Charge and (b) that further interest will not be accrued on outstanding loans due to the delays experienced with the HMRC help desk. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Somerton and Frome more like this
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David Warburton more like this
star this property uin 264464 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 2019-06-21more like thismore than 2019-06-21
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have put in place a series of measures to support those affected by the charge on Disguised Remuneration (DR) loans, which came into force on 5 April 2019.</p><p>Since 2017, HMRC have had a dedicated helpline for those who have used DR schemes. People can use this helpline to discuss their scheme use and different options to reach a settlement with HMRC. Call handlers are trained to support all callers, including those needing additional support. The helpline’s current average speed of answer is less than 60 seconds.</p><p>HMRC also recently announced an extension of their successful Needs Enhanced Support (NES) service to those undergoing compliance checks. This is being rolled out to DR scheme users first.</p><p>HMRC have already confirmed that scheme users who came forward to settle under the November 2017 published settlement terms and provided the necessary information by the deadline of 5 April 2019 will not be disadvantaged if settlement cannot be reached until after that date. Simplified payment arrangements were available as part of those terms.</p><p>Individuals who have not settled their DR scheme use with HMRC will need to report the outstanding loan amount on their 2018-19 tax return and pay the tax due, or agree an instalment arrangement, by 31 January 2020.</p><p>Anybody concerned about paying what they owe is advised to get in touch with HMRC as soon as possible. HMRC have a number of ways to help those who are genuinely unable to make a full payment of tax on time. There is no set minimum or maximum period within which a tax debt can be repaid.</p><p>In relation to interest, interest on late payments is designed to encourage people to pay their tax liabilities on time. It also serves to recompense the Exchequer for the delay in tax revenue paid later than the due date.</p><p>For the majority of DR scheme users, there is currently no interest accruing on the loan charge, as the liability has yet to arise.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-06-21T13:05:19.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-21T13:05:19.967Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Warburton more like this
1134137
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will suspend the 2019 Loan Charge and associated settlements and launch an independent review of the effects of that charge on people subject to it; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 268454 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Disguised remuneration schemes are contrived arrangements that use loan payments in place of ordinary remuneration, usually through an offshore trust, with the purpose of avoiding tax. These loans are no different to normal income in their purpose and effect, and HMRC’s position is that they are, and have always been, taxable.</p><p> </p><p>In accordance with an amendment to the Finance Act 2019, the Government published a report into disguised remuneration schemes. This can be found online at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-time-limits-and-the-disguised-remuneration-loan-charge" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-time-limits-and-the-disguised-remuneration-loan-charge</a>. The Government has no plans to review the policy.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC offers a range of taxpayer support services, both directly and through independent organisations, and would strongly encourage anyone who is affected by the charge to contact them and discuss their situation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 268338 more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T14:59:55.607Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:59:55.607Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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3960
unstar this property label Biography information for Henry Smith more like this
1134289
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate his Department has made of the numbers of (a) people with closed tax years who have been found liable for the 2019 Loan Charge and (b) promoters of loan schemes subject to the 2019 Loan Charge that have been convicted of criminal offences related to those loan charges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency New Forest East more like this
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Dr Julian Lewis more like this
star this property uin 268336 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not available. HMRC are working through the settlement process with those Disguised Remuneration users who came forward to settle their tax affairs before 5 April 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The loan charge was announced in Budget 2016, and scheme users who chose not to repay the outstanding loan or agree a settlement with HMRC by 5 April 2019 are now liable for the loan charge and should report it as part of their 2018-19 tax liability.</p><p> </p><p>To date, no promoters of disguised remuneration (DR) schemes have been convicted of criminal offences related to DR schemes. There are no criminal offences specific to the promotion of mass marketed tax avoidance schemes, but HMRC may conduct a criminal investigation into an individual’s actions when, for example, reliance is placed on a false or altered document, or if material facts are misrepresented. For example, last month six individuals were arrested on suspicion of promoting fraudulent loan charge arrangements.</p><p> </p><p>Since the formation of HMRC’s Fraud Investigation Service on 1 April 2016, more than 20 individuals have been convicted for offences relating to arrangements which have been promoted and marketed as tax avoidance schemes, resulting in over 100 years custodial sentences. A significant number of avoidance scheme promoters are currently under criminal investigation by HMRC.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T16:15:47.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T16:15:47.223Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Julian Lewis more like this
1134293
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will suspend the 2019 Loan Charge and associated settlements and launch an independent review of the effects of that charge on people subject to it; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency New Forest East more like this
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Dr Julian Lewis more like this
star this property uin 268338 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 2019-06-27more like thismore than 2019-06-27
star this property answer text <p>Disguised remuneration schemes are contrived arrangements that use loan payments in place of ordinary remuneration, usually through an offshore trust, with the purpose of avoiding tax. These loans are no different to normal income in their purpose and effect, and HMRC’s position is that they are, and have always been, taxable.</p><p> </p><p>In accordance with an amendment to the Finance Act 2019, the Government published a report into disguised remuneration schemes. This can be found online at: <a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-time-limits-and-the-disguised-remuneration-loan-charge" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-time-limits-and-the-disguised-remuneration-loan-charge</a>. The Government has no plans to review the policy.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC offers a range of taxpayer support services, both directly and through independent organisations, and would strongly encourage anyone who is affected by the charge to contact them and discuss their situation.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 268454 more like this
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less than 2019-06-27T14:59:55.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-27T14:59:55.57Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Julian Lewis more like this
1134451
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance remove filter
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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, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the 2019 Loan Charge on the (a) mental health and (b) livelihoods of people affected by that Charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
star this property uin 268968 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Government published a report on the loan charge in March 2019. The report was required by section 95 of Finance Act 2019, but goes wider than the review set out in legislation, explaining the rationale for the charge and considering its impacts. The report also provides information on how HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) support individuals affected by the loan charge including, where appropriate, referring individuals who need additional support to organisations such as Samaritans and Mind. The report is available online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-time-limits-and-the-disguised-remuneration-loan-charge" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-time-limits-and-the-disguised-remuneration-loan-charge</a>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T15:52:23.427Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T15:52:23.427Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1134973
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance remove filter
star 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to undertake a review of IR35 legislation ahead of the introduction of Off-Payroll tax. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 269715 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>A consultation on the detail of extending reform of the off-payroll rules closed in May and the Government will publish its response in due course. The Government is considering the responses to that consultation, which will be taken into account in the design of the draft Finance Bill legislation which will be published on 11 July.</p><p> </p><p>The off-payroll working rules (commonly known as IR35) are designed to ensure that individuals who work like employees pay broadly the same income tax and national insurance contributions (NICs) as employees, regardless of the structure they work through. The rules have been in place since 2000.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC data shows non-compliance with these rules is widespread. To address this, the Government is extending the previous reforms for the public sector to all medium and large organisations from April 2020. This reform will ensure better compliance with the rules. It does not introduce a new tax.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC have measured the impact of reforming the off-payroll rules in the public sector and estimate the reform has already raised an additional £550 million in income tax and NICs in the first 12 months since it was introduced. HMRC also published independent research into the impact of these reforms in May 2018.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:05:58.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:05:58.2Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
1134974
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to tackle stakeholders' concerns on the Check Employment Status for Tax tool ahead of the introduction of the Off-Payroll tax. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Liverpool, Wavertree more like this
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Luciana Berger more like this
star this property uin 269716 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>HMRC’s Check Employment Status for Tax (CEST) service was rigorously tested against known case law and settled cases, and HMRC stand by the result if it is used in accordance with its guidance.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC continue to enhance CEST in response to stakeholders’ concerns. Improvements will be made to language and presentation and include guidance to ensure questions are clearly understood. Changes are being tested with tax specialists and users of the service to ensure they meet individuals’ and businesses’ needs.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T15:48:53.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T15:48:53.323Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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4036
unstar this property label Biography information for Luciana Berger more like this
1134290
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star this property date less than 2019-06-24more like thismore than 2019-06-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance remove filter
star 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the risk of suicide among people subject to the 2019 Loan Charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency New Forest East more like this
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Dr Julian Lewis more like this
star this property uin 268337 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 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government published a report on the loan charge in March 2019. The report was required by section 95 of Finance Act 2019, but goes wider than the review set out in legislation, explaining the rationale for the charge and considering its impacts. The report also provides information on how HM Revenue and Customs support those affected by the loan charge, including the introduction of a dedicated helpline. The report is available online at:</p><p><a href="http://www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-time-limits-and-the-disguised-remuneration-loan-charge" target="_blank">www.gov.uk/government/publications/report-on-time-limits-and-the-disguised-remuneration-loan-charge</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-07-02T15:47:44.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-02T15:47:44.633Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Julian Lewis more like this
1134808
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish a response to the consultation on Off-payroll working rules from April 2020. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Reigate more like this
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Crispin Blunt more like this
star this property uin 269595 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 2019-07-05more like thismore than 2019-07-05
star this property answer text The Government consulted on the detailed operation of the off-payroll reform earlier this year, and met over 100 affected businesses and their representatives. The Government is considering the responses to that consultation; these will be taken into account in the design of the draft Finance Bill legislation, to be published on 11 July. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-07-05T09:53:47.24Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-05T09:53:47.24Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Crispin Blunt more like this