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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
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>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
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>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
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>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
1240809
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, what criteria HM Revenue and Customs use to decide whether individual Loan Charge settlement discussions can continue past 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 99520 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>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
99521 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-10-14T13:40:19.333Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-14T13:40:19.333Z
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
1240808
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, what proportion of loan charge cases remained unsettled after the 30 September deadline. more like this
tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
tabling member printed
Mr David Davis more like this
uin 99519 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>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
99520 more like this
99521 more like this
question first answered
less than 2020-10-14T13:40:19.287Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-14T13:40:19.287Z
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
1240725
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 Business Rates: 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, if he will extend the business rates holiday to 2021-22; and if he will make a statement. more like this
tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
tabling member printed
Gareth Thomas more like this
uin 99512 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>As part of the Government’s package to support businesses affected by coronavirus, the Government has provided a business rates holiday for eligible properties in retail, hospitality and leisure, worth £10 billion this year.</p><p> </p><p>As set out in the Call for Evidence for the fundamental review of business rates, the Government anticipates setting out preliminary conclusions from the review on the most pressing areas, including reliefs, in the autumn, ahead of final conclusions in spring 2021.</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 2020-10-14T14:10:35.107Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-14T14:10:35.107Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
177
label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this
1240489
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-05more like thismore than 2020-10-05
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 Hospitality Industry and Tourism: 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 recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the temporary changes in VAT on businesses in the tourism and hospitality sectors in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Staffordshire. more like this
tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
tabling member printed
Jonathan Gullis more like this
uin 99140 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-13more like thismore than 2020-10-13
answer text <p>The Government has applied a temporary reduced rate of VAT (5 per cent) to goods and services supplied by the tourism and hospitality sectors. This relief came into effect on 15 July 2020 and will end on 31 March 2021.</p><p> </p><p>The temporary reduced rate aims to support the cash flow and viability of over 150,000 businesses and protect 2.4 million jobs across the UK.</p><p> </p><p>This relief is estimated to be worth over £3 billion to the tourism and hospitality sectors.</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 2020-10-13T15:33:00.82Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-13T15:33:00.82Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4814
label Biography information for Jonathan Gullis more like this
1240488
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-05more like thismore than 2020-10-05
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 Low Incomes: 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 fiscal steps he is taking to support people on low-incomes in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Staffordshire during the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
tabling member printed
Jonathan Gullis more like this
uin 99139 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-13more like thismore than 2020-10-13
answer text <p>The Government is seeking to protect, as far as possible, people’s jobs and incomes through the pandemic. This is being undertaken through a long-term, sustainable approach that focuses on employment, while ensuring everyone is supported by the welfare system in their time of need.</p><p> </p><p>In response to the pandemic, the Government has announced an unprecedented package of support, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme, and a package of welfare measures which the Office of Budget Responsibility estimates to be worth over £9 billion, helping to protect incomes, jobs, and support those most in need. This package of temporary welfare measures includes a £20 per week increase to the Universal Credit standard allowance, and an increase in Local Housing Allowance rates to the 30th percentile of market rents. In addition, to continue to protect jobs over the winter months, from November businesses facing lower demand due to COVID-19 will be able to apply to the Job Support Scheme.</p><p> </p><p>In its Plan for Jobs, the Government has announced unprecedented support to help unemployed people find a job. The support is available across Great Britain and includes measures that will be delivered at a local level through DWP’s extensive network of over 600 Job Centre Plus branches.</p><p> </p><p>On top of these measures, the Government has introduced a new package to support those in self-isolation. People required to self-isolate who are on a low income, who cannot work from home, and have lost income as a result, will be eligible for a payment of £500.</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 2020-10-13T15:47:04.907Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-13T15:47:04.907Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4814
label Biography information for Jonathan Gullis more like this
1240284
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-05more like thismore than 2020-10-05
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 individuals settled disguised remuneration tax liability by the 30 September 2020 deadline; and how many individuals were in the settlement process for disguised remuneration tax liability at the time the publication of Sir Amyas Morse's Loan Charge review. more like this
tabling member constituency North West Norfolk more like this
tabling member printed
James Wild more like this
uin 99136 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-08more like thismore than 2020-10-08
answer text <p>HMRC are currently compiling, analysing and assuring the relevant settlement data up to 30 September 2020.</p><p> </p><p>At the time of the independent review of the Loan Charge, about 12,000 employers and individuals still had the opportunity to keep clear of the Loan Charge by concluding settlement, having provided all the relevant information to HMRC by 5 April 2019.</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 2020-10-08T14:38:44.437Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-08T14:38:44.437Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4787
label Biography information for James Wild more like this
1240361
registered interest false more like this
date less than 2020-10-05more like thismore than 2020-10-05
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 Events Industry: 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, if he will extend business rates relief to the events and exhibitions sector during the covid-19 outbreak. more like this
tabling member constituency St Albans more like this
tabling member printed
Daisy Cooper more like this
uin 99124 more like this
answer
answer
is ministerial correction false more like this
date of answer less than 2020-10-13more like thismore than 2020-10-13
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 businesses, including the events and exhibitions sector, 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 2020-10-13T15:28:25.8Zmore like thismore than 2020-10-13T15:28:25.8Z
answering member
3991
label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
tabling member
4769
label Biography information for Daisy Cooper more like this