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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Wills: VAT more like this
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 assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing VAT from wills that include a charitable donation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 280957 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Under current EU law, it is not possible to remove VAT on fees for writing wills where those wills include charitable donations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T10:19:44.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T10:19:44.347Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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1436
star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1143131
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Wills: VAT more like this
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 assessment she has made of the potential effect on the economic wellbeing of charitable organisations of removing VAT from the cost of writing wills that include a charitable donation. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
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Stephen Morgan more like this
star this property uin 284798 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>The costs for writing wills that include a charitable donation are subject to the standard rate of VAT. Under the current EU VAT rules, it is not possible to zero rate or exempt these costs from VAT. Whilst the UK remains a member of the EU, it must comply with the rights and obligations that membership entails. This includes the application of EU VAT rules.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is clear that tax is a sovereign matter and that it will be open to us to change in the future or include in any negotiations with the EU. While there might be more flexibility in the future, removing VAT on the cost of writing wills would need to be measured carefully and balanced against wider policy, economic and fiscal considerations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Simon Clarke more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T09:05:26.837Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T09:05:26.837Z
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4655
star this property label Biography information for Mr Simon Clarke more like this
star this property tabling member
4653
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1142179
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments more like this
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, how many people with cases of tax credit overpayment are (a) having and (b) not having deductions made from an ongoing tax credit claim. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 282483 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>HMRC’s tax credits system does not contain readily available information on the number of people with cases of tax credit overpayment that are (a) having and (b) not having deductions made from an ongoing tax credit claim. Estimates could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T15:06:13.567Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T15:06:13.567Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
4662
star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1141760
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Wealth more like this
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 narrow wealth differentials between the richest and poorest (a) individuals, (b) regions, (c) counties and (d) constituencies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 281595 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-05more like thismore than 2019-09-05
star this property answer text <p>Addressing inequalities is an important consideration for this Government, and steps have already been taken to ensure those with the broadest shoulders bear the greatest burden. That is why we have introduced reforms to dividend taxation and capital gains tax, and ended permanent non-domicile status – to ensure the rich pay their fair share. This has led to the top 1% of income taxpayers paying 29% of income tax – a record high.</p><p> </p><p>This Government is also committed to ensuring opportunities are shared in every part of the country. People across all regions are benefitting from investments the Government is making. For example, since 2015, £12bn from the Local Growth Fund has been provided to local enterprise partnerships for projects that benefit the local area and economy. In addition to this, our new £3.6 billion Towns Fund will level up opportunity and create places across the UK where people want to live and thrive – supporting an initial 100 towns.</p><p> </p><p>By supporting all places to reach their potential, we can drive growth at a national level and readily share the benefits of a more prosperous United Kingdom.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-09-05T16:04:18.66Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-05T16:04:18.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
1140551
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-19more like thismore than 2019-07-19
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Valuation Office Agency more like this
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, how much the Valuation Office Agency budgeted for appeals against revaluations of business rate liabilities in each financial year since 2010-11; and how much of that budget was spent in each of those years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Ruth George more like this
star this property uin 279436 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Valuation Office Agency does not hold data broken down in this way. The combined costs of delivering work on Business Rates and Council Tax, as published each year in the Agency’s Annual Report and Accounts, are set out below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Business Rates and Council Tax</p></td><td><p>Expenditure £m</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>156.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>160.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>150.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>152.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>150.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>169.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>167.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>157.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>158.0</p></td></tr></tbody></table> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T07:14:34.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T07:14:34.477Z
star this property answering member
3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
4662
star this property label Biography information for Ruth George more like this
1142436
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount lost to the Exchequer due to VAT fraud perpetrated by online traders based outside the EU; and what estimate they have made of the proportion of that fraud originating in China. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL17510 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) estimate the tax gap, which encompasses fraud for VAT, excise duties and customs duty. However, it is not possible to produce these estimates for online traders based outside the EU, and for fraud originating in China. Tax gaps for VAT, excise duties and other taxes overall are provided in HMRC’s publication ‘Measuring Tax Gaps’.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC estimate that the tax loss from VAT fraud and error on online marketplaces was between £1 billion and £1.5 billion in 2016/17. The department estimates that overseas sellers contributed to approximately 60% of the VAT loss.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:37:53.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:37:53.7Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
1142437
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of China in relation to addressing online VAT fraud; and what steps they are taking as a result. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL17511 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) have increased their engagement with China Customs through the Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer in Beijing. The engagement is designed to tackle undervaluation fraud, including online VAT fraud, with the help of the Chinese authorities. This has included a memorandum of understanding, set up in 2018, leading to a joint working group and a series of commodity-focused exercises.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, HMRC’s primary focus in tackling the VAT issue has been with the online marketplaces through which those sellers operate, as this has proven to be an effective way of improving their compliance. The Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme supports this compliance activity by regulating the sites where overseas sellers store imported goods prior to their sale.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:38:21.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:38:21.057Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3396
star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
1142438
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading VAT: Tax Evasion more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many penalties they have issued to online traders based outside the EU for VAT fraud; and what was the total value of such penalties. more like this
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Lord Clement-Jones more like this
star this property uin HL17512 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) record the total number and amount of penalties issued to sellers based overseas who operate on online marketplaces, but do not hold separate figures for EU and non-EU sellers.</p><p> </p><p>Up to 29 July 2019, HMRC have issued VAT penalties to a total of 1,059 overseas sellers; the total penalty amount is £34,056,356.39.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:36:05.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:36:05.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3396
star this property label Biography information for Lord Clement-Jones more like this
1143106
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-09-02more like thismore than 2019-09-02
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading VAT: Electronic Government more like this
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 support HMRC provides to people who are not digitally literate to help them submit their VAT returns online. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
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Steve Double more like this
star this property uin 284507 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>HMRC have dedicated helplines to assist customers who need help submitting their VAT return online. HMRC also have a service for customers who need additional help to get their tax right.</p><p> </p><p>Exceptionally, some customers are not required to submit VAT returns online if they genuinely cannot do so.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T14:42:47.35Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T14:42:47.35Z
star this property answering member
3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
star this property tabling member
4452
star this property label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1138549
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-11more like thismore than 2019-07-11
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading VAT: Databases more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek continued access to the VAT Information Exchange System after the UK leaves the EU. more like this
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Lord Browne of Belmont more like this
star this property uin HL17107 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>The VAT Information Exchange system supports the free movement of goods between EU Member States. Access to the system will depend on the terms under which the UK leaves the EU. The current Withdrawal Agreement gives the UK continued access until the end of 2024.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-07-23T16:17:08.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T16:17:08.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Browne of Belmont more like this