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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Wills: VAT more like this
unstar 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 he has made of the potential merits of removing VAT from wills that include a charitable donation. 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 280957 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-26more like thismore than 2019-07-26
star this property answer text <p>Under current EU law, it is not possible to remove VAT on fees for writing wills where those wills include charitable donations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-07-26T10:19:44.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-26T10:19:44.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1141516
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the proposal to make HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in insolvencies may have on business rescue support in the UK from April 2020. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL17384 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>This reform is designed to ensure that when a business becomes insolvent, more of the taxes paid in good faith by that business’s employees and customers will go to fund public services as intended, rather than being distributed to other creditors such as financial institutions.</p><p>This measure does not include a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status, nor an exemption for existing lending. Either proposal would introduce potential distortions into the lending market which the Government does not consider to be either fair or proportionate.</p><p>The Government does not expect this reform to have a significant impact on access to finance, the cost of borrowing, business rescue support in the UK or the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report.</p><p>Consistent with the Government’s impact assessment, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) did not make any adjustments to their economic forecast in response to this measure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL17385 more like this
HL17386 more like this
HL17387 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.673Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.673Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
1567
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
1141517
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that their proposal to make HMRC a secondary preferential creditor in insolvencies will have on the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual "Doing Business" report. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL17385 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>This reform is designed to ensure that when a business becomes insolvent, more of the taxes paid in good faith by that business’s employees and customers will go to fund public services as intended, rather than being distributed to other creditors such as financial institutions.</p><p>This measure does not include a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status, nor an exemption for existing lending. Either proposal would introduce potential distortions into the lending market which the Government does not consider to be either fair or proportionate.</p><p>The Government does not expect this reform to have a significant impact on access to finance, the cost of borrowing, business rescue support in the UK or the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report.</p><p>Consistent with the Government’s impact assessment, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) did not make any adjustments to their economic forecast in response to this measure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17384 more like this
HL17386 more like this
HL17387 more like this
star this property question first answered
remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.753Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1567
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
1141518
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why HM Treasury has decided to not introduce a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status in insolvencies from April 2020; and what assessment they have made of the impact of this decision on the costs of insolvency procedures and business lending. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL17386 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>This reform is designed to ensure that when a business becomes insolvent, more of the taxes paid in good faith by that business’s employees and customers will go to fund public services as intended, rather than being distributed to other creditors such as financial institutions.</p><p>This measure does not include a cap on the age of tax debts which will be eligible for secondary preferential status, nor an exemption for existing lending. Either proposal would introduce potential distortions into the lending market which the Government does not consider to be either fair or proportionate.</p><p>The Government does not expect this reform to have a significant impact on access to finance, the cost of borrowing, business rescue support in the UK or the UK’s ranking in the World Bank’s annual “Doing Business” report.</p><p>Consistent with the Government’s impact assessment, the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) did not make any adjustments to their economic forecast in response to this measure.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL17384 more like this
HL17385 more like this
HL17387 more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:34:00.597Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property tabling member
1567
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
1141550
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Conduct Authority more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what tests they apply to determine whether an investigation into the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) meets the standard required to be described as independent of the FCA; and what assessment they have made of whether FCA employees acting for an investigation compromises its independence. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17418 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>Where such investigations are conducted, HM Treasury take steps to ensure their independence which is crucial to the integrity of their conclusions. For example, in the recent case of the events surrounding the failure of London Capital &amp; Finance plc (LCF), and following a request from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the Economic Secretary to the Treasury required that an independent investigation be carried out under powers in section 77 of the Financial Services Act 2012.</p><p> </p><p>The Economic Secretary approved the appointment of Dame Elizabeth Gloster, an experienced QC and Judge at the High Court and Court of Appeal, to lead it. Prior to this approval, potential conflicts of interest were investigated and HM Treasury is satisfied that Dame Elizabeth is independent from the FCA, HM Treasury and the companies and individuals associated with LCF’s failure.</p><p> </p><p>Under the terms of the Economic Secretary’s Direction to the FCA, Dame Elizabeth has the discretion to appoint a team which is entirely independent of the FCA. A process is now underway to appoint an independent legal team to support Dame Elizabeth in her investigation. The FCA is also under a duty to facilitate the disclosure to Dame Elizabeth any information that she deems relevant to the scope of her investigation. Should Dame Elizabeth wish to raise any matters directly to HM Treasury, she can do so at any time, under the terms of the Direction, via an interim report.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:32:53.057Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:32:53.057Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1140832
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Double Taxation: Treaties more like this
unstar 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, on average how long the Government takes to negotiate double taxation treaties. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 280375 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government would expect a full negotiation of a double taxation agreement to take between one and two years. However, there are so many variables involved in the process and Government does not keep records of the average length of negotiations.</p><p> </p><p>Negotiations are usually split into “rounds”, with one country visiting the other for a week to discuss the negotiated text. A negotiation may have just one round where the positions of both countries are largely aligned, but where there are particularly complex issues involved it might require several rounds.</p><p> </p><p>The time between rounds will also vary, depending on such factors as the resources and availability of negotiators in both countries as well as the political environment, which can occasionally reset a country’s negotiating position.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:27:07.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:27:07.737Z
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4483
star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
star this property tabling member
4657
unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1140833
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Fraud more like this
unstar 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 discussions his Department has had with SWIFT on access to their database to help tackle economic crime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oxford East more like this
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Anneliese Dodds more like this
star this property uin 280376 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>On 12 July, the government published a joint public-private Economic Crime Plan. In developing the Plan, the government held 37 consultation events engaging with over 100 stakeholders including the SWIFT Institute.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:30:56.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:30:56.69Z
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4483
star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
star this property tabling member
4657
unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1140850
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
unstar 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 take steps in the forthcoming spending review to ensure that funding levels for childcare keep pace with the rising cost of living. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 280124 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The government recognizes how important an issue childcare is to families with young children and we’re taking action to help people with the cost of living. That is why we will be spending almost £6 billion a year on childcare support in 2019/20 – a record amount. Spending decisions beyond 2019/20 will be considered in full at the Spending Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T10:33:16.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T10:33:16.297Z
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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 Steve McCabe more like this
1140851
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Claims Management Services more like this
unstar 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 plans he has to regulate complaints made by claims management companies on behalf of complainants on the same basis as independent and other financial advisors, banks and building societies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 280141 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has taken over regulation of claims management companies (CMCs). The FCA rules mean CMCs must meet the same basic standards as other FCA-regulated firms on conduct, as well as additional CMC-specific rules.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:34:16.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:34:16.483Z
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4483
star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
star this property tabling member
1400
unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
1140852
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Funerals: Pre-payment more like this
unstar 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 plans he has to bring pre-payment funeral plans under the regulation of the Financial Conduct Authority in line with other financial products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 280142 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury launched a call for evidence on the regulation of pre-paid funeral plans in June 2018. The call for evidence has confirmed that consumer detriment is present in the pre-paid funeral plan sector and that there is broad demand for the sector to come under compulsory regulation.</p><p> </p><p>Consequently, the government intends to bring the pre-paid funeral plan market within the remit of the Financial Conduct Authority and is currently consulting on the proposed legislative framework to implement this proposal. This will allow the FCA to establish a robust regulatory regime which will apply to all funeral plan providers, and improve protection for consumers.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Richmond (Yorks) more like this
star this property answering member printed Rishi Sunak more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T15:37:02.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:37:02.917Z
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4483
star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
star this property tabling member
1400
unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this