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registered interest false more like this
date less than 2022-10-19more like thismore than 2022-10-19
answering body
Treasury remove filter
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading First Time Buyers 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 adequacy of the support available for people saving to buy a house; and if he will reconsider the limits placed on help to buy ISAs. more like this
tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
tabling member printed
Aaron Bell more like this
uin 67256 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2022-10-25more like thismore than 2022-10-25
answer text <p>The Help to Buy: ISA scheme aims to help those who are struggling to save enough to get onto the housing ladder. As first-time buyers tend to buy smaller (and therefore cheaper) first properties, the scheme’s property price cap of £250,000 for properties outside London (£450,000 within London) allows the Government to target support more precisely at the people the scheme is intended to help. Since its launch in 2015, the scheme has supported 497,940 property completions across the UK, with a mean property value of £176,125 compared with an average first-time buyer house price of £231,704.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government keeps all aspects of savings policy under review, Help to Buy: ISA account holders can transfer their funds to a Lifetime ISA without incurring any penalties. The Lifetime ISA allows first-time buyers to benefit from the Government bonus when purchasing properties up to £450,000 anywhere in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Further information on the Lifetime ISA together with a comprehensive list other forms of home purchase support schemes can be found on the Government’s website below:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.ownyourhome.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://www.ownyourhome.gov.uk/</a></p>
answering member constituency Arundel and South Downs more like this
answering member printed Andrew Griffith more like this
question first answered
less than 2022-10-25T13:36:45.32Zmore like thismore than 2022-10-25T13:36:45.32Z
answering member
4874
label Biography information for Andrew Griffith more like this
tabling member
4837
label Biography information for Aaron Bell more like this
1177087
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-02-07more like thismore than 2020-02-07
answering body
Treasury remove filter
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Bankruptcy: 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 who will be made bankrupt as a result of accelerated payment notices in respect of the 2019 Loan Charge. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
uin 14018 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-02-12more like thismore than 2020-02-12
answer text <p>The Accelerated Payment regime is designed to change the underlying economics of tax avoidance by requiring disputed tax to be paid upfront while an avoidance scheme is investigated. HMRC can only issue Accelerated Payment Notices (APNs) in tightly defined circumstances, set out in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>The 2019 Loan Charge is a tax charge which applies to disguised remuneration (DR) loan balances which remained outstanding at 5 April 2019. APNs and the 2019 Loan Charge are two separate, distinct regimes. HMRC cannot issue APNs in relation to the Loan Charge.</p><p> </p><p>There is no estimate on how many people will be made bankrupt as a result of APNs issued in connection with avoidance schemes that seek to disguise remuneration. HMRC do not want to make anybody bankrupt, and insolvency is only ever considered as a last resort. HMRC will work with individuals to reach sustainable and manageable payment plans wherever possible.</p><p> </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 2020-02-12T12:56:04.213Zmore like thismore than 2020-02-12T12:56:04.213Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4820
label Biography information for Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
1227456
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-07-22more like thismore than 2020-07-22
answering body
Treasury remove filter
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Housing: Insulation 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 he proposes to change the rate of VAT applied to insulation installed in dwellings and buildings used for a residential purpose. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
uin 78899 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-09-01more like thismore than 2020-09-01
answer text <p>Under current VAT rules, the installation of water and wind turbines is subject to the standard rate of VAT. However, the installation of other energy saving materials (ESMs) remains subject to the reduced rate of VAT when certain conditions are met.</p><p>Although there are no plans to extend the scope of the relief already in place, the Government keeps all taxes under review.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
grouped question UIN
78743 more like this
78744 more like this
78745 more like this
78900 more like this
78901 more like this
78902 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-09-01T10:31:25.057Zmore like thismore than 2020-09-01T10:31:25.057Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4820
label Biography information for Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
1227461
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-07-22more like thismore than 2020-07-22
answering body
Treasury remove filter
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Solar Power: VAT 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 he plans to change the rate of VAT applied to solar panels installed on dwellings and buildings used for a residential purpose. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
uin 78900 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-09-01more like thismore than 2020-09-01
answer text <p>Under current VAT rules, the installation of water and wind turbines is subject to the standard rate of VAT. However, the installation of other energy saving materials (ESMs) remains subject to the reduced rate of VAT when certain conditions are met.</p><p>Although there are no plans to extend the scope of the relief already in place, the Government keeps all taxes under review.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
grouped question UIN
78743 more like this
78744 more like this
78745 more like this
78899 more like this
78901 more like this
78902 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-09-01T10:31:25.09Zmore like thismore than 2020-09-01T10:31:25.09Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4820
label Biography information for Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
1227462
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-07-22more like thismore than 2020-07-22
answering body
Treasury remove filter
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Renewable Energy: VAT 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 he plans to change the rate of VAT applied to water and wind turbines installed in dwellings and buildings used for a residential purpose. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
uin 78901 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-09-01more like thismore than 2020-09-01
answer text <p>Under current VAT rules, the installation of water and wind turbines is subject to the standard rate of VAT. However, the installation of other energy saving materials (ESMs) remains subject to the reduced rate of VAT when certain conditions are met.</p><p>Although there are no plans to extend the scope of the relief already in place, the Government keeps all taxes under review.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
grouped question UIN
78743 more like this
78744 more like this
78745 more like this
78899 more like this
78900 more like this
78902 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-09-01T10:31:24.83Zmore like thismore than 2020-09-01T10:31:24.83Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4820
label Biography information for Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
1227463
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-07-22more like thismore than 2020-07-22
answering body
Treasury remove filter
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Combined Heat and Power: VAT 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 he plans to change the rate of VAT applied to micro combined heat and power units installed in dwellings and buildings used for a residential purpose. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
uin 78902 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-09-01more like thismore than 2020-09-01
answer text <p>Under current VAT rules, the installation of water and wind turbines is subject to the standard rate of VAT. However, the installation of other energy saving materials (ESMs) remains subject to the reduced rate of VAT when certain conditions are met.</p><p>Although there are no plans to extend the scope of the relief already in place, the Government keeps all taxes under review.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
grouped question UIN
78743 more like this
78744 more like this
78745 more like this
78899 more like this
78900 more like this
78901 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-09-01T10:31:25.157Zmore like thismore than 2020-09-01T10:31:25.157Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4820
label Biography information for Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
1230579
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-09-02more like thismore than 2020-09-02
answering body
Treasury remove filter
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Small Businesses: Coronavirus 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 support is available to small businesses which do not meet the definition of a business in the retail, hospitality and leisure industry and therefore do not qualify for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund but which were directly affected by closures in those industries during the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
uin 84369 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-09-07more like thismore than 2020-09-07
answer text <p>Small businesses which were not eligible for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund may have been able to receive a grant from the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund. Local Authorities had significant discretion when it came to setting the eligibility criteria for their discretionary grant schemes. In some areas, small businesses outside of the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors may have been able to receive discretionary grants.</p><p> </p><p>Small businesses which did not receive any grants should have been able to benefit from other measures in the Government’s unprecedented package of support for business during the COVID-19 crisis, including:</p><p> </p><ul><li>An option to defer VAT payments by up to twelve months;</li><li>The Bounce Back Loan Scheme, which will ensure that small and micro businesses can quickly access loans of up to £50,000 which are 100 per cent guaranteed by the Government;</li><li>The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, now extended to cover all businesses including those which would be able to access commercial credit;</li><li>The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, to support businesses with their wage bills; and</li><li>The Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, to provide support to the self-employed.</li></ul>
answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
answering member printed Kemi Badenoch more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-09-07T14:20:17.71Zmore like thismore than 2020-09-07T14:20:17.71Z
answering member
4597
label Biography information for Kemi Badenoch more like this
tabling member
4820
label Biography information for Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
1230580
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-09-02more like thismore than 2020-09-02
answering body
Treasury remove filter
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund 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 advise local authorities to apply discretion to the definition of the retail, hospitality and leisure industry to enable them to offer support through the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund to small businesses affected by closures in those industries during the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
uin 84370 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-09-07more like thismore than 2020-09-07
answer text <p>Small businesses occupying properties for retail, hospitality or leisure purposes were likely to be particularly affected by COVID-19 due to their reliance on customer footfall, and the fact that they were less likely than larger businesses to have sufficient cash reserves to meet their high fixed property-related costs. The Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund was intended to help small businesses in this situation. The Government provided Local Authorities with detailed information in the Expanded Retail Discount Guidance regarding which kinds of business properties could be classified as retail, hospitality or leisure properties. Local Authorities were responsible for applying this guidance correctly when making grants.</p><p> </p><p>The RHLGF, along with the other business grant schemes, closed to new applicants on 28 August. As many businesses are now able to reopen, and consumer footfall is increasing, it is right that we wind up the grant schemes.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Saffron Walden more like this
answering member printed Kemi Badenoch more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-09-07T14:18:08.757Zmore like thismore than 2020-09-07T14:18:08.757Z
answering member
4597
label Biography information for Kemi Badenoch more like this
tabling member
4820
label Biography information for Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
1230768
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-09-02more like thismore than 2020-09-02
answering body
Treasury remove filter
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Sanitary Products: VAT 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 amend the new zero VAT rate for female hygiene products to ensure reusable sanitary underwear is brought within the scope when it comes into effect in January 2021. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
uin 84371 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-09-10more like thismore than 2020-09-10
answer text <p>At Spring Budget on 11 March 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that a zero rate of VAT will apply to women’s sanitary products from 1 January 2021, at the end of the transition period. This will apply to those products which are currently subject to the reduced rate of 5%, for example, tampons and pads, and to reusable menstrual products, such as keepers.</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 2020-09-10T12:45:48.993Zmore like thismore than 2020-09-10T12:45:48.993Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4820
label Biography information for Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
1237087
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-09-23more like thismore than 2020-09-23
answering body
Treasury remove filter
answering dept id 14 more like this
answering dept short name Treasury more like this
answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
hansard heading Sanitary Products: VAT 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 reusable menstrual underwear is defined as a reusable menstrual product for the purposes of the forthcoming VAT zero rate for menstrual products. more like this
tabling member constituency Erith and Thamesmead more like this
tabling member printed
Abena Oppong-Asare more like this
uin 94585 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-01more like thismore than 2020-10-01
answer text <p>The zero rate for women’s sanitary products from 1 January 2021 will apply to those products which are currently subject to the reduced rate of 5 per cent. This covers the supply of any sanitary protection product that is designed and marketed solely for the absorption or collection of menstrual flow or lochia, whether disposable or reusable. The relief specifically excludes dual purpose period and incontinence products, items of clothing such as reusable menstrual underwear, or purely incontinence products.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has not estimated the potential cost to the Exchequer of including reusable menstrual underwear in the scope of the zero VAT rate for women's sanitary products.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
grouped question UIN 94586 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-10-01T14:51:54.007Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-01T14:51:54.007Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4820
label Biography information for Abena Oppong-Asare more like this