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Finance Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Jean Urquhart

Very good. Thank you.



Finance Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Jean Urquhart

That pales into significance.



Finance Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Jean Urquhart

So the problems are much bigger than the tax and the tax bands.



Finance Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Jean Urquhart

Okay. Is that common across the UK?



Finance Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Jean Urquhart

But you would say that it is not a shortage of land for house building that is holding up house building at the moment.



Finance Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Jean Urquhart

What do you mean by that?



Finance Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Jean Urquhart

I want a wee bit of explanation, Mr Hogg. I think that I will be quoting correctly; I am sure that the clerks will tell me if I have not done so. You said that

“there simply is not enough land”

across all of Scotland to satisfy housing needs.



Finance Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Jean Urquhart

Thank you.



Finance Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Jean Urquhart

Tightening up those loopholes was seen as being of key importance.

Given that Westminster seems to have followed the changes that the Scottish Government has made in certain areas, this situation, too, could change elsewhere. In other words, sub-sale relief might not be available in Newcastle in due course.



Finance Committee 25 February 2015 : Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Jean Urquhart

Do you accept that there was also a lot of concern on the part of HM Revenue and Customs, which wanted to redesign SDLT because this issue was one of the biggest loopholes in tax avoidance?

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Amendment 2 moved by X on motion S4M-12485 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill—That the
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Amendment 3 moved by X on motion S4M-12485 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill—That the
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Amendment 4 moved by X on motion S4M-12485 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill—That the
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Amendment 5 moved by X on motion S4M-12485 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill—That the
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Amendment 7 moved by X on motion S4M-12485 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill—That the
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Amendment 8 moved by X on motion S4M-12485 Margaret Burgess: Welfare Funds (Scotland) Bill—That the
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S4M-12423.1 Alex Rowley: Commission on Local Tax Reform—As an amendment to motion S4M-12423 in the n
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S4M-12423 Marco Biagi: Commission on Local Tax Reform—That the Parliament supports the establishment
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S4M-12385 Liz Smith: STEM Education in Scottish Schools—That the Parliament agrees that a solid grou
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S4M-12395.1 Fergus Ewing: An Energy Strategy for Scotland—As an amendment to motion S4M-12395 in the
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