In Parliament – January

Corporation Tax (Northern Ireland) Bill – Friday 27th January

Nigel Mills MP: Is my right hon. Friend aware of the data which suggest that almost twice as much will be raised from companies moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland than from those moving into Northern Ireland from overseas? If that is the…

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In Parliament – December

In addition to my contributions to Parliament below, in December 2014 I made contributions to the Work and Pensions Committee.

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government — Northern Ireland – Monday 15th December

Nigel Mills: May I agree with the Secretary of State’s earlier sentiment that the solution to every problem in Northern…

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Pensions Reform

Pension reform has been a cornerstone achievement of this Government. We’ve seen the introduction of a new single-tier state pension which will guarantee everyone will receive at least £144 per week if they retire in 2016 or afterwards. This Government is also introducing reforms to the private sector pension system that provides…

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Universal Credit Question

On Tuesday 25th November, Iain Duncan Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, made a statement to the House on Universal Credit. As many of you will already know, I serve on the Work and Pensions Select Committee which examines the expenditure, administration and policy of the Department…

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Taxation of Pensions Bill

On Wednesday 29th October, I spoke in the Second Reading of the Taxation of Pensions Bill debate. As part of the 2014 Budget, the Government announced proposals to allow people aged 55 and above, from April 2015, access to their money purchase pension savings as they wish during retirement. This…

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