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star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Double Taxation: Treaties 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, 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
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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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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1140833
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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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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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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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4657
unstar this property label Biography information for Anneliese Dodds more like this
1140850
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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 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
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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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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
1140852
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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 Funerals: Pre-payment 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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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
1141029
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star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Police: Finance 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, whether funding will be made available for policing in addition to that announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 2019 Spring Statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting more like this
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Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
star this property uin 280451 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>We are keeping our families, communities and country safe by making sure the police have the resources they need to carry out their vital work. We protected police funding in real terms at the Spending Review 2015. Recognising that the police are responding to a shift in demand, in 2019/20 we have: increased the Government’s core grant to police forces by £161m; and, allowed Police and Crime Commissioners to increase their council tax precept referendum principle to £24, which if used in full would raise £509m.</p><p> </p><p>The upcoming Spending Review will allow the government to consider its priorities across all spending.</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 2019-07-24T10:31:21.437Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T10:31:21.437Z
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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 Dr Rosena Allin-Khan more like this
1141039
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star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Banks: Cybercrime 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 banks are able to effectively tackle cybercrime. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
star this property uin 280460 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 is determined to protect consumers and further improve the resilience of the finance sector.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Authorities (HM Treasury, the Bank of England, Prudential Regulation Authority, and the Financial Conduct Authority) work together to assess, test and improve the operational resilience, including cyber resilience, of the finance sector.</p><p> </p><p>The finance sector also benefits from a dedicated team within the National Cyber Security Centre, who work closely with industry, the Financial Authorities, and the National Crime Agency to protect firms and provide support during incidents.</p><p> </p><p>In July 2018, the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority published a joint Discussion Paper on an approach to improve the operational resilience, including cyber resilience, of firms and financial market infrastructures.</p><p> </p><p>It has also been made easier for customers to report fraud or cybercrime to law enforcement. Action Fraud is the UK’s reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, providing a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-07-24T10:29:26.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-24T10:29:26.123Z
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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 Ms Lisa Forbes more like this
1141093
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star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Imports 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, whether his Department plans to operate a triage system for imports in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 280336 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>In the event of a 'no deal', the Government’s priority is to keep goods moving and avoid delays at the border. As the customs authority, HMRC will act to ensure that border processes are as smooth as possible, without compromising security.</p><p> </p><p>After listening to concerns from businesses, the Government is introducing temporary easements for a ‘no deal’ scenario to help businesses keep trading. This includes Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP), where once registered traders will be able to import goods from the EU into the UK without having to make a full customs declaration at the border and will be able to postpone paying any duties.</p><p> </p><p>Border Force and HMRC will continue to carry out risk based checks on goods entering the UK as they do now.</p><p><strong> </strong></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 2019-07-25T15:39:30.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T15:39:30.767Z
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star this property label Biography information for Rishi Sunak more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1141173
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star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading H2O Asset Management more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Young of Cookham on 15 July (HL16842 and HL16843), whether they will now answer the questions put. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL17356 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>Investment fund suspensions arise when demand for redemptions exceeds the liquidity in the fund. To service these redemptions, a fund may need to sell assets at a depressed market value, to the detriment of investors, while selling only the liquid assets could result in a fund breaching its investment mandate and possibly FCA rules. The Government recognises that fund suspensions can thereby act to protect the interests of investors in the fund.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is responsible for the ongoing supervision and regulation of the UK’s financial services sector, including investment funds. The FCA’s detailed rule book ensures that firms treat their customer fairly, and its robust supervision and enforcement powers mean it can, and does, take action where a firm breaches the rules. Whether or not there has been any breach of regulatory requirements relating to UK funds and any possible investigation would be a matter for the FCA.</p><p> </p><p>In circumstances where an investment fund is domiciled outside of the UK, the supervision of its compliance with applicable rules, such as the UCITS Directive, is a matter for the home state regulator.</p><p> </p><p>If individuals have concerns about their investments, they should speak to their advisor or platform. If individuals have purchased units in a fund directly, they should speak with the relevant firm.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T12:01:44.223Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T12:01:44.223Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Crowdfunding more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they or the Financial Conduct Authority have monitored rates of return projected by peer-to-peer lenders over the last two years; and whether such returns were assessed as to the (1) reasonableness of the projection, and (2) business record and experience of those managing the lending platform. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-05more like thismore than 2019-08-05
star this property answer text <p>The Government believes that peer-to-peer platforms can deliver innovative forms of finance for both consumers and business that can provide competition in the marketplace and, as such, is keen to see the sector continue to grow and evolve while ensuring that consumers are adequately protected.</p><p> </p><p>The Government continues to monitor the development of the sector and engages regularly with peer-to-peer platforms to understand their business models. We do not directly monitor the rates of return offered.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is operationally independent from Government. The question as it relates to the FCA has been passed on to the FCA. The FCA will reply directly to Lord Myners 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 printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-05T12:02:48.14Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-05T12:02:48.14Z
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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