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Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McKenzie of Luton on 15 February (WA 18182), for the latest year for which figures are available, what assessment they have made of the net saving to the Exchequer of changing the maximum permitted compensation payment from £30,000 to (a) £10,000, and (b) £20,000. [HL4300]
Lord McKenzie of Luton: The term "compensation payment" is a general description that covers a wide range of payments that are all different in nature and which may be subject to different tax treatment.
For 2003-04 it is estimated that reducing the tax relief limit on redundancy payments from £30,000 to £10,000 would save the Exchequer some £450 million and reducing the limit to £20,000 would save the Exchequer some £150 million. The average redundancy payment received in 200304 is estimated to be around £12,500 per person.
Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McKenzie of Luton on 15 February (WA 18182), for the latest year for which figures are available, what assessment they have made of the number of people who are subject to income tax who have (a) one employment; (b) two employments; (c) three employments; (d) four employments; and (e) more than four employments during the year. [HL4298]
Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McKenzie of Luton on 9 February (WA 123), how much is paid in income tax by those individuals who for tax purposes are resident but non-domiciled in the United Kingdom during the last year for which figures are available. [HL4302]
Lord McKenzie of Luton: HM Revenue and Customs estimates that in 200304, the 105,000 individuals claiming that they were resident but not domiciled in the United Kingdom were due to pay approximately £3 billion in income tax.
Lord McKenzie of Luton: Gifts in consideration of marriage which are fully exempt because they do not exceed the prescribed limits are not reported to HIVRC. It is therefore not possible to provide an estimate of the cost of this relief.
Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McKenzie of Luton on 14 February (WA 168), whether they collect data on (a) the revenue collected as a result of the intermediaries (also known as IR35) legislation; and (b) any estimates of the revenue which it was anticipated would be collected as a result of this legislation. [HL4362]
Lord McKenzie of Luton: HM Revenue and Customs does not routinely collect data in respect of specific types of legislation from PAYE/NIC returns, as well as from its employer compliance review programme.
The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (Lord Rooker): Enforcement officers attached to the department's Driver and Vehicle Testing Agency have detected and reported the following infringements of taxi regulations with a view to prosecution.
|PSV Licensing Offences||PSV Driver Licensing Offences||Insurance Offences||Other Offences|
|01/04/03 to 31/03/04||309||210||228||137|
|01/04/04 to 31/03/05||188||140||177||74|
|01/04/05 to 28/02/06||148||68||99||176|
Lord Davies of Oldham: A number of government departments and agencies provide contributions to fund World Heritage Sites in the United Kingdom as part of their normal support of the cultural and natural heritage of this country. World Heritage Sites in Scotland receive some funding and support from the Scottish Executive via Historic Scotland.
No additional funding is available to private owners as a result of World Heritage status but they do have access to sources of funding available for conservation of the cultural and natural environment. The Government meet their obligations under the World Heritage Convention through statutory designation and planning regimes. Planning Policy Guidance Note 15 sets out requirements for World Heritage Sites in England. Scotland and Wales have their own similar planning requirements.
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