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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) investment choices available to workplace pension customers are regularly reviewed by Independent Governance Committees and (b) those investment choices are aligned with the interests of customers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 262255 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced rules in 2015 to require contract-based pension providers to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) to address poor consumer outcomes.</p><p>IGCs have a duty to scrutinise the value for money of the provider’s workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account transaction costs, raising concerns and making recommendations to the provider’s board as appropriate. IGCs have a duty to assess whether all the investment choices available, including default options, are suitable for the interests of consumers.</p><p>In 2016, the FCA reviewed IGCs and found that they were “generally effective” in influencing and advancing cost reductions for members. The review also found that the Independent Project Board’s work in auditing high legacy charges and implementing IGCs had been successful. As a result, a substantial majority of consumers received improved outcomes regarding costs and charges, with 1m consumers receiving reduced costs and charges.</p><p>The FCA has announced that it will undertake a further review of IGCs in 2019/20.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
unstar this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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262256 more like this
262257 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.917Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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491
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1130881
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy that Independent Governance Committees attached to contract-based workplace pensions have a duty to monitor the suitability of the retail fund choices available to scheme members. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 262256 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced rules in 2015 to require contract-based pension providers to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) to address poor consumer outcomes.</p><p>IGCs have a duty to scrutinise the value for money of the provider’s workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account transaction costs, raising concerns and making recommendations to the provider’s board as appropriate. IGCs have a duty to assess whether all the investment choices available, including default options, are suitable for the interests of consumers.</p><p>In 2016, the FCA reviewed IGCs and found that they were “generally effective” in influencing and advancing cost reductions for members. The review also found that the Independent Project Board’s work in auditing high legacy charges and implementing IGCs had been successful. As a result, a substantial majority of consumers received improved outcomes regarding costs and charges, with 1m consumers receiving reduced costs and charges.</p><p>The FCA has announced that it will undertake a further review of IGCs in 2019/20.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
unstar this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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262255 more like this
262257 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.963Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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491
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1130882
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of scrutiny by Independent Governance Committees of the retail funds offered within workplace pensions products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 262257 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced rules in 2015 to require contract-based pension providers to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) to address poor consumer outcomes.</p><p>IGCs have a duty to scrutinise the value for money of the provider’s workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account transaction costs, raising concerns and making recommendations to the provider’s board as appropriate. IGCs have a duty to assess whether all the investment choices available, including default options, are suitable for the interests of consumers.</p><p>In 2016, the FCA reviewed IGCs and found that they were “generally effective” in influencing and advancing cost reductions for members. The review also found that the Independent Project Board’s work in auditing high legacy charges and implementing IGCs had been successful. As a result, a substantial majority of consumers received improved outcomes regarding costs and charges, with 1m consumers receiving reduced costs and charges.</p><p>The FCA has announced that it will undertake a further review of IGCs in 2019/20.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
unstar this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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262255 more like this
262256 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:34:40.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:34:40.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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491
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1130883
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential conflict of interests in the business model of vertically integrated companies offering retail investment platforms, asset management and workplace pensions products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 262258 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>This is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which is operationally independent from Government. The question has been passed on to the FCA. The FCA will reply directly to the Member by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
unstar this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:30:26.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:30:26.157Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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491
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1131004
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Insurance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that insurance companies do not unfairly discriminate against consumers with (a) historical and (b) current mental health conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Livingston more like this
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Hannah Bardell more like this
star this property uin 262447 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government is determined that all insurers should treat customers fairly and firms are required to do so under the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) rules.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA has placed access and vulnerability at the core of the its Mission and Business Plan. For example, it is currently exploring options for signposting consumers with pre-existing and historic medical conditions, such as mental health conditions, to specialist travel insurance providers so that these consumers are better able to access suitable insurance.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
unstar this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:27:04.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:27:04.977Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hannah Bardell more like this
1131006
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Ford Motor Company: Bridgend more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to issue a waiver for the tax due on redundancy payments to be received by Ford Bridgend workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 262300 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government confirmed in Finance (No. 2) Act 2017 that the first £30,000 of all termination payments remain exempt from income tax. The UK has one of the most generous tax exemptions for termination payments in the OECD, and around 80% of the termination awards made each year will remain completely free from income tax.</p><p>HM Revenue and Customs does not have the data available to make an estimate on the cost of reducing tax from redundancy payments for Ford, Bridgend.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 262302 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T14:50:17.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:50:17.153Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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1490
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1131009
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Ford Motor Company: Bridgend more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the value of reducing tax deductions from redundancy payments to workers at Ford Bridgend; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bridgend more like this
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Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
star this property uin 262302 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government confirmed in Finance (No. 2) Act 2017 that the first £30,000 of all termination payments remain exempt from income tax. The UK has one of the most generous tax exemptions for termination payments in the OECD, and around 80% of the termination awards made each year will remain completely free from income tax.</p><p>HM Revenue and Customs does not have the data available to make an estimate on the cost of reducing tax from redundancy payments for Ford, Bridgend.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 262300 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13T14:50:17.2Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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1490
unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Madeleine Moon more like this
1131016
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Pension Funds: Consumer Information more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of advice given to retirees accessing their pension funds for the first time. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 262271 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>The Government works closely with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the independent financial services regulator, to ensure that the market for pensions advice works well, competitively and fairly, especially as consumers now have a wider variety of choice, with the onset of pension freedoms.</p><p>In 2017, the FCA published the results from its Assessing Suitability Review (ASR I) which looked at pension and investment advice delivered during 2015. The review showed that generally financial advice was suitable in 93.1% of cases, across a statistically representative sample of the entire market. The FCA are undertaking further work looking at the market for pensions transfer advice.</p><p>In August 2015 HM Treasury and the FCA launched the Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR) and have since then implemented its recommendations to ensure the financial advice market works better for consumers. The government and FCA are conducting a review of FAMR throughout 2019.</p><p>The Government is also committed to ensuring that people have access to free-to-access financial guidance and information on the options available to them when accessing their Defined Contribution pension, which is why PensionWise, now part of the Money and Pensions Service (MAPS), was set up in 2015.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
unstar this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:25:01.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:25:01.897Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1131061
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Local Government Finance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the No Recourse to Public Funds condition on local authority budgets by local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
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Stella Creasy more like this
star this property uin 262363 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-13more like thismore than 2019-06-13
star this property answer text <p>I have regular discussions with the Home Secretary and the Communities Secretary about their budgets, including the impact of any government policy that may affect local authority finances.</p><p> </p><p>We need to make sure our immigration system is fair, while also protecting the taxpayer. There are already exemptions to the ‘no recourse to public funds’ condition for those in genuine need, such as those facing destitution or to protect the welfare of a child. I would expect the relevant departments to raise any issues at the Spending Review, where we can consider how we fund our priorities across government.</p><p> </p><p>Local Government Core Spending Power is increasing in real terms this year. We have provided an additional £650m for social care in 2019-20.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T07:25:06.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T07:25:06.663Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Stella Creasy more like this
1130339
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury remove filter
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Tax Avoidance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people working in the public sector that are subject to the 2019 loan charge; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
star this property uin 261176 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Disguised Remuneration (DR) schemes are contrived arrangements that pay loans in place of ordinary remuneration, with the sole purpose of avoiding income tax and National Insurance contributions. The loans are provided on terms that mean they are not repaid in practice, so they are no different to normal income and are, and always have been, taxable.</p><p> </p><p>The Government estimates that around 50,000 individuals could be affected by the 2019 loan charge. Further information on who the charge affects can be found at page 17 of HM Treasury’s report on time limits and the charge on disguised remuneration loans:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789160/DR_loan_charge_review_web.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789160/DR_loan_charge_review_web.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>This shows, for example, that 65% of the DR user population worked in business services, and only 3% worked in medical or education services.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:31:34.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:31:34.69Z
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3991
star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this