Economy

John Baron MP supports Parliamentary Debate on fair fuel

November 15, 2011
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MP argues against increase in fuel duty Today John Baron MP, along with 100 other MPs, sponsored a debate in the House of Commons calling for a halt in the rise of fuel duty. According to present Government plans, fuel duty will increase by 3p a litre in January, with further increases planned for...
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John Baron MP urges better access to Government support for exporters

October 6, 2011
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MP says exporting key to recovery John Baron MP will be signing Early Day Motion 2168 on behalf of the Essex Chambers of Commerce once Parliament reconvenes next week, urging Government support for exporting businesses. The EDM calls for ready access to products and services intended to help exporters in the current economic climate,...
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John Baron MP welcomes tax cut for lowest paid

May 19, 2011
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MP highlights number taken out of tax altogether   New figures show that the Government has cut income tax for 2,060,000 people across the East of England, resulting in 76,000 of the lowest paid being taken out of tax altogether. The increase in the income tax personal allowance of £1,000, announced at the June...
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John Baron MP welcomes pro-growth Budget

March 23, 2011
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MP says Government heeds campaign over fuel duty John Baron MP today welcomed the Government’s Budget with its plan to reform the economy to support jobs and growth, and to take steps to help families with the cost of living – including an immediate cut in fuel duty. John had campaigned for such a...
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John Baron MP questions Chancellor over taxation of British Companies

December 22, 2010
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MP highlights problem of companies leaving the UK   Yesterday in Treasury Questions in the House of Commons, John Baron MP questioned the Chancellor as to progress regarding the Governments review of the UK tax treatment of ‘controlled foreign companies’.  A number of British companies have moved offshore because of this issue, losing the...
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John Baron MP: You can’t borrow your way out of debt

November 29, 2010
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MP highlights Labour’s excesses during Chancellor’s Autumn Forecast Statement   Today in the House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Exchequer presented his Autumn Forecast. John Baron MP urged the Chancellor to remind the nation of Labour’s role in this recession and why spending had to be cut. John said: “The Chancellor should never...
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John Baron MP votes for fairness in Equitable Life Bill

November 11, 2010
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Yesterday afternoon in the House of Commons the Government was proposing an enabling Bill which would allow compensation to be paid to Equitable Life policyholders. The Bill was passed without objection because, whatever the size of compensation, without the Bill no compensation could be paid. However, there was one contentious vote around the issue...
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John Baron MP highlights importance of private sector-led recovery

September 14, 2010
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MP welcomes jobs tax reversal and bureaucracy cuts Today in the House of Commons, during an Urgent Question at which David Laws was at the Dispatch Box answering questions about the Government’s plans to cut spending, John asked him to put on record the fundamental flaw in the Labour...
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