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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3 - Senedd. View directions

Contact: Bethan Davies 

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Items
Note No. Item

Transcript

1.

09.00-09.15 Informal pre-meeting

(09.15)

2.

Introductions, apologies, substitutions and declarations of interest

Minutes:

2.1 Apologies were received from Steffan Lewis AM.

 

2.2 The Chair welcomed Neil McEvoy AM who attended as a substitute for Steffan Lewis AM.

 

2.3 Neil McEvoy AM declared an interest and absented himself from Item 9.

(09.15)

3.

Paper(s) to note

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

3.1 The paper was noted.

(9.15-10.00)

4.

Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the Scottish Government (Video Conference)

Alistair Brown, Director of Financial Strategy, Scottish Government

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

4.1 The Committee took evidence from Alistair Brown, Director of Financial Strategy, Scottish Government via video conference.

 

4.2 Alistair Brown agreed to provide the Committee with a note explaining:

·         why the actual set-up costs for Revenue Scotland were higher than originally estimated; and

·         how provisions relating to the provisional affirmative procedure for setting rates and bands are covered in the Land and Buildings Transaction (Scotland) Act 2013.

(10.00-10.45)

5.

Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the Country Land and Business Association

Louise Speke, Chief Tax Adviser, Country Land and Business Association

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

5.1 The Committee took evidence from Louise Speke, Chief Tax Adviser, Country Land and Business Association.

 

5.2 Louise Speke agreed to provide a note outlining the CLA’s view on the differences between the Targeted Anti-Avoidance Rule (TAAR) provisions in the Stamp Duty Land Tax Act 2015 and the TAAR proposed in the Land Transaction Tax and Anti-Avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill.

(11.00-11.45)

6.

Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill: Evidence session with the Land Registry

Joy Bailey, Assistant Land Registrar, Land Registry

Pascal Lalande, Central Operations Manager, Land Registry

 

Paper 1 - Land Registry: written evidence

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

6.1 The Committee took evidence from Joy Bailey, Assistant Land Registrar, Land Registry and Pascal Lalande, Central Operations Manager, Land Registry.

 

6.2 The witnesses agreed to provide the Committee with a copy of the report commissioned by the Land Registry regarding the number of cross-border properties.

(11.45)

7.

Motion under Standing Order 17.42 to resolve to exclude the public from the remainder of the meeting

Minutes:

7.1 The motion was agreed.

(11.45-12.00)

8.

Land Transaction Tax and Anti-avoidance of Devolved Taxes (Wales) Bill: Consideration of evidence

Minutes:

8.1 The Committee considered the evidence received.

(12.00-12.30)

9.

Consideration of the Draft Public Services Ombudsman Bill

Paper 2 - Consideration of the Draft Public Services Ombudsman (Wales) Bill

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

9.1 The Committee noted the paper and agreed to write to the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales.

(12.30-12.45)

10.

Letter from the Chief Executive and Clerk, National Assembly for Wales to the Chair - Assembly Commission Corporate Performance Report April 2015 - March 2016

Paper 3 – Assembly Commission Corporate Performance Report April 2015 – March 2016

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

10.1 The Committee noted the Assembly Commission Corporate Performance Report April 2015 – March 2016.

 

 

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