Parliamentary debates


House of Commons Treasury Committee Hearing - Tuesday 6 September 2016

Shifting Sands: An Inquiry into UK tax policy and the tax base


House of Lords – Short debate on Tax Avoidance and Evasion – 13 September 2016

In a debate called by chartered tax adviser Lord Leigh of Hurley (Conservative), peers debated tax avoidance evasion for a little over an hour.

House of Lords - Finance Bill all stages - 13 September 2016

Finance Bill 2016 went through all its House of Lords stages on September 13th. The House of Lords cannot amend Money Bills so Committee stage, Report stage and Third Reading were formalities, but that did not stop their Lordships having their say on the Bill during Second Reading debate.

A panel of experts debated the role of the tax system when it comes to pensions and savings, in the latest CIOT/IFS collaboration at the RSA in London. The debate was chaired by the charismatic Paul Lewis, presenter of Radio 4’s Money Box.

The committee heard from Michael Devereux, Director of the Oxford University Centre for Business Taxation, Paul Morton, Head of Group Tax, RELX Group and Steve Edge, Tax Partner, Slaughter and May. 

Margaret Hodge MP, who chairs the APPG, was joined by the SNP’s spokesperson on pensions Ian Blackford MP, Labour Lord McFall of Alcluith and Conservative MP Charlotte Leslie.

CIOT Tax Policy Director John Cullinane was part of a panel of three quizzed by the House of Commons Treasury Committee today as it begins its consideration of whether radical changes are needed to corporate taxation.