On Tuesday 27th January, I asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Theresa Villiers, whether she thinks it is right for Northern Ireland to be able to set their own Corporation Tax rate, whilst their MPs are still able to vote on the rate of Corporation Tax in Great…Read More
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…Read More
As published in the Derby Telegraph, 16th January 2015
There have been a number of reports in recent weeks about the unprecedented pressure on local A&E Departments. Our local hospital, the Royal Derby has reported a 20% increase in A&E visits and I am aware that staff at the Royal Derby…Read More
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…Read More
Since 2010, the Conservative-led Government’s Council Tax freeze budget has enabled Councils to reduce Council Tax by 11% on average – worth the equivalent of £1,075 to the average Band D taxpayer in comparison to the period between 1997 and 2010, when bills more than doubled. I welcome that the Government…Read More
Today saw the announcement that the JSA in claimant count fell again in November here in Amber Valley. It’s now at 1.9%, lower than the 2.1% announced in October. This means that a further 91 of my constituents are back in work or starting their own businesses.
We also saw the announcement yesterday…Read More
In a joint letter with my Parliamentary neighbours Pauline Latham MP and Andrew Bridgen MP, I recently wrote the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, to urge him to support hard-working and hard-pressed families by scrapping Air Passenger Duty on children’s flights (2-11 years) in his Autumn Statement tomorrow. I…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More