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1240701
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-06more like thismore than 2020-10-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
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 Job Support Scheme 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 employers who have a contractual obligation to pay 100 per cent of employees’ salaries can fulfil this obligation whilst accessing the Job Support Scheme. more like this
tabling member constituency Luton South more like this
tabling member printed
Rachel Hopkins more like this
uin 99794 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-14more like thismore than 2020-10-14
answer text <p>The Job Support Scheme is designed to protect jobs in businesses which are facing lower demand over the winter months due to COVID-19, to help keep their employees attached to the workforce. Further guidance on eligibility will be published shortly.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-10-14T14:02:42.127Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-14T14:02:42.127Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4873
label Biography information for Rachel Hopkins more like this
1240742
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-06more like thismore than 2020-10-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
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 Tourist Attractions: 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, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a 3-year extension to the reduced VAT rate on admission charges for attractions. more like this
tabling member constituency Portsmouth South more like this
tabling member printed
Stephen Morgan more like this
uin 99724 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-14more like thismore than 2020-10-14
answer text <p>The reduced rate is intended to support the cash flow and viability of over 150,000 businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Institute for Fiscal Studies and other commentators have suggested that the expiry of any temporary cut should be carefully timed if possible so as not to affect progress as the economy begins to pick up again.</p><p>The Chancellor announced on 24 September that the VAT reduced rate is to continue until 31 March 2021, providing continued support to over 150,000 businesses and protecting 2.4 million jobs.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-10-14T14:04:13.087Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-14T14:04:13.087Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4653
label Biography information for Stephen Morgan more like this
1240693
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-06more like thismore than 2020-10-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
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 Self-employment Income Support Scheme 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 consultation he had with self-employed people before the first grant extension through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme was set at 20% of average monthly trading profits. more like this
tabling member constituency Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle more like this
tabling member printed
Emma Hardy more like this
uin 99720 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-14more like thismore than 2020-10-14
answer text <p>The Government engaged extensively with businesses, professional representative bodies, and the unions throughout the development of both the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. The Government will continue to work with businesses, unions and representative groups as part of the Government’s continuing monitoring of the economy.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-10-14T15:08:11.243Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-14T15:08:11.243Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4645
label Biography information for Emma Hardy more like this
1240914
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-06more like thismore than 2020-10-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
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 Maternity Pay: 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 assessment he has made of the adequacy of a period of statutory maternity pay being used to calculate a reduced furlough pay entitlement for returning mothers on variable pay; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Glasgow North more like this
tabling member printed
Patrick Grady more like this
uin 99650 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-12more like thismore than 2020-10-12
answer text <p>Employees on variable pay who have been on Statutory Maternity Pay or other forms of Parental Leave are eligible to apply for furlough pay under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Eligible employees will be entitled to 80% of the higher rate of two calculations: either the wages earned in the corresponding calendar period in the tax year 2019 to 2020, or the average wages payable in the tax year 2019 to 2020. These measures have been put in place to cover a wide range of contractual and working arrangements and are designed to mitigate situations where individuals have low pay in a certain month for any reason.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-10-12T16:25:43.583Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-12T16:25:43.583Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4432
label Biography information for Patrick Grady more like this
1240901
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-06more like thismore than 2020-10-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
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 Remote Working: Business Rates 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 Government’s call for employees to work from home where possible, if his Department will grant a 12 months’ business rates holiday to the flexible workspace industry, in line with other service sectors. more like this
tabling member constituency Salford and Eccles more like this
tabling member printed
Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
uin 99642 more like this
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-14more like thismore than 2020-10-14
answer text <p>The Government has provided enhanced support through business rates relief to eligible businesses occupying properties used for retail, hospitality and leisure.</p><p> </p><p>A range of other measures to support all business, including the flexible workspace industry, have also been made available. On 8 July the Chancellor set out a package of measures to support jobs across the UK, including a Job Retention Bonus to help firms keep furloughed workers. On 24 September the Chancellor went further and announced the Job Support Scheme to further protect jobs.</p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-10-14T14:09:11.187Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-14T14:09:11.187Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4396
label Biography information for Rebecca Long Bailey more like this
1240814
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-06more like thismore than 2020-10-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
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 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, how HM Revenue and Customs calculates loan charge settlement offers; and what processes are in place to ensure all loan charge settlement offers are calculated consistently. more like this
tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Davis more like this
uin 99525 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-14more like thismore than 2020-10-14
answer text <p>HMRC take taxpayer confidentiality seriously. Of the tens of thousands of items of communication that HMRC have sent to taxpayers in recent months about their disguised remuneration usage, HMRC are aware of fewer than 10 occasions where confidential information was sent to the wrong taxpayer in error. In these circumstances HMRC follow the necessary processes to undertake corrective action.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC issue settlement calculations to those who have come forward to settle their tax affairs based on the information they provided to HMRC. The settlement offer letter explains that they can ask HMRC to reconsider the calculations if they believe the figures set out in the letter are not correct.</p><p> </p><p>To maintain a consistent approach, the terms of any settlement opportunity must fall within HMRC’s published Litigation and Settlement Strategy and apply equally to all those who may wish to take up the opportunity. As set out in the Litigation and Settlement Strategy, HMRC will only settle for an amount that is consistent with the law.</p>
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
grouped question UIN 99524 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-10-14T13:33:51.073Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-14T13:33:51.073Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
373
label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1240813
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-06more like thismore than 2020-10-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
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 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, whether any recipient of Loan Charge settlement letters has received letters containing confidential information belonging to other people. more like this
tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Davis more like this
uin 99524 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-14more like thismore than 2020-10-14
answer text <p>HMRC take taxpayer confidentiality seriously. Of the tens of thousands of items of communication that HMRC have sent to taxpayers in recent months about their disguised remuneration usage, HMRC are aware of fewer than 10 occasions where confidential information was sent to the wrong taxpayer in error. In these circumstances HMRC follow the necessary processes to undertake corrective action.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC issue settlement calculations to those who have come forward to settle their tax affairs based on the information they provided to HMRC. The settlement offer letter explains that they can ask HMRC to reconsider the calculations if they believe the figures set out in the letter are not correct.</p><p> </p><p>To maintain a consistent approach, the terms of any settlement opportunity must fall within HMRC’s published Litigation and Settlement Strategy and apply equally to all those who may wish to take up the opportunity. As set out in the Litigation and Settlement Strategy, HMRC will only settle for an amount that is consistent with the law.</p>
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
grouped question UIN 99525 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-10-14T13:33:51.023Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-14T13:33:51.023Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
373
label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1240812
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-06more like thismore than 2020-10-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
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 Tax Avoidance: Mental Health and Suicide 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 effect of his Department's decision not to extend the Loan Charge settlement deadline on the (a) mental health of and (b) risk of suicide in people subject to the Loan Charge. more like this
tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Davis more like this
uin 99523 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-14more like thismore than 2020-10-14
answer text <p>The Government announced in December 2019 that it would extend the Loan Charge deadline from 31 January 2020 to 30 September 2020, for individuals due to pay the Loan Charge to submit their 2018/19 Self Assessment returns and pay the tax due or agree a time to pay arrangement.</p><p> </p><p>The Government takes concerns over the physical and mental wellbeing of taxpayers very seriously. These cases are complex and typically involve many different factors.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC have signposted the extra help available to taxpayers in correspondence and on calls. Their staff are trained to detect signs of stress, and look out for indications that a taxpayer may need extra support; and where appropriate will transfer them to an Extra Support adviser who has additional skills, knowledge and tools to help them. Where appropriate, HMRC also refer taxpayers to expert outside organisations that can provide further independent advice and support.</p><p> </p> more like this
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-10-14T13:42:04.98Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-14T13:42:04.98Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
373
label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1240811
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-06more like thismore than 2020-10-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
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 Tax Avoidance: 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 arrangements HM Revenue and Customs been put in place for people subject to the Loan Charge who are experiencing financial hardship as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. more like this
tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Davis more like this
uin 99522 more like this
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answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-14more like thismore than 2020-10-14
answer text <p>The Government and Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are acutely aware of the current economic challenges facing taxpayers as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC have a strong, established approach to supporting those who are unable to pay the tax they owe in full, through payment arrangements for those who reach a settlement agreement with HMRC, and Time to Pay (TTP) arrangements which are available for those paying the Loan Charge. These are tailored to each individual’s financial circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>Anyone worried about their ability to pay tax owed, as a result of a change in their financial circumstances, should get in touch with HMRC as soon as possible. A TTP arrangement is designed to be flexible and is not a fixed contract. It can be amended over time in order to enable HMRC to lengthen the arrangement if expenses increase or income decreases.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC are also able to refer taxpayers to an external body to provide independent advice on options available to people who are unable to pay or are in difficulty with their debts.</p><p><strong> </strong></p>
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-10-14T14:01:20.41Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-14T14:01:20.41Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
373
label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1240810
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-06more like thismore than 2020-10-06
answering body
Treasury more like this
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 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, how many people subject to the Loan Charge were offered settlements (a) four weeks, (b) three weeks, (c) two weeks, (d) one week and (e) less than one week before the 30 September settlement deadline. more like this
tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Davis more like this
uin 99521 more like this
answer
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is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-14more like thismore than 2020-10-14
answer text <p>At the time of the independent review of the Loan Charge, about 12,000 employers and individuals had the opportunity to avoid the Loan Charge by concluding settlements, having provided all the relevant information to HMRC by 5 April 2019. Early indications are that as at 2 October about 60 percent of these taxpayers have either settled, informed HMRC that they had instead decided to report and pay the Loan Charge, or have been taken out of scope of the Loan Charge following the Government’s changes in response to the independent review.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC are continuing settlement discussions with a relatively small number of taxpayers who were prevented from meeting the 30 September deadline by exceptional circumstances beyond their control, such as recent hospitalisation. HMRC’s criteria for continuing settlement discussions beyond the 30 September deadline are:</p><ul><li>The taxpayer had actively engaged in the settlement process until the occurrence of a factor, and</li><li>The factor is entirely outside the control of the taxpayer, and</li><li>The factor prevented the taxpayer from settling by 30 September, and</li><li>Absent the factor, the taxpayer would have been able to settle by 30 September, and</li><li>The taxpayer will be able, and agrees, to settle within a defined period of no more than 3 months after the 30 September.</li></ul><p> </p><p>HMRC do not hold aggregate data on when individual taxpayers were issued with settlement offers.</p>
answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire remove filter
answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
grouped question UIN
99519 more like this
99520 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-10-14T13:40:19.373Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-14T13:40:19.373Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
373
label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this