In Parliament - Phil Wilson /issues Why I voted in favour of extending military intervention against Daesh <p><span style="line-height: 107%; font-family: 'Arial',sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;"><img src="" alt="phil_speaking_on_syria.png" /> </span></p> Fri, 04 Dec 2015 16:20:39 +0000 Hannah /why_i_voted_in_favour_of_extending_military_intervention_against_daesh From Westminster to Folketing; Phil Wilson discusses the EU <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 150%;"><span style="line-height: 150%; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;">Phil Wilson, MP for Sedgefield, recently visited Copenhagen as part of an All Parliamentary Group, where he visited Foleting, the Danish Parliament.</span></span></p> <p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 8pt; line-height: 150%;"><span style="line-height: 150%; font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-family: Calibri;"><img style="vertical-align: bottom;" src="" alt="IMG_4083.jpg" /></span></span></p> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 12:03:35 +0000 Hannah /from_westminster_to_folketing_phil_wilson_discusses_the_eu Tackling Tax Avoidance <p><img src="" alt="tax_avoidance.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>At Prime Minister's Questions yesterday, Phil Wilson MP asked the Prime Minister whether he had discussed allegations of tax avoidance with the former HSBC boss and trade minister Stephen Green. The Prime Minister failed to answer, despite being asked a further three times by other Labour MPs.</strong></p> <p>His question came after Labour set out the measures it will take to tackle tax avoidance in the first months of a Labour Government.</p> <p>With campaigners and NGOs backing calls for a “Tax Dodging Bill”, Labour’s first Finance Bill will act to tackle tax avoidance. Labour set out the measures in an Opposition Day Debate yesterday.</p> <p>Labour’s motion noted that just one out of 1,100 people who have avoided or evaded tax have been prosecuted following the revelations of malpractice at HSBC bank, which were first given to the government in May 2010.</p> <p>It also called upon Lord Green and the Prime Minister to make a full statement about his role at HSBC and his appointment as a Minister in 2011.</p> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 12:00:00 +0000 Zoe /zoe/tackling_tax_avoidance Fighting for the Future of our Local Pubs <p><img style="float: left;" src="" alt="pubtooweb.jpg" width="423" height="300" /><strong>Phil Wilson MP helped to defeat the government this week and deliver a fair deal for local pubs after years of predatory practices from large pub owning companies (known as pubcos) by backing a new cross-party clause to the Small Business Bill.</strong></p> <p>Following a report into the industry by the cross-party BIS Select Committee in 2010, Labour has campaigned alongside a broad coalition of groups in the industry to call for greater protection for local pubs and put a stop to unfair treatment and restrictive practices by pubcos.</p> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 11:50:00 +0000 Zoe /our_local_pubs Modern Day Slavery <p><img src="" alt="slaves.jpg" /></p> <p><strong>After pressure from Labour, the Government have brought forward a number of significant and welcome amendments designed to bring an end to modern day slavery, particularly in supply chains. </strong></p> Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:21:00 +0000 Zoe /modern_day_slavery