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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, according to the data gathered by the HM Revenue and Customs Real Time Information programme, how many (1) women, and (2) men earning below the personal income tax threshold were contributing at work to a net pay pension scheme in the last three years; and whether they have estimates of these numbers for the current year. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL15963 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs can provide estimates of the number of women and men earning income below the personal allowance threshold who contribute to a net pay or a relief at source pension scheme over a three year period. These figures are set out in the table below.</p><p>These figures are produced using HMRC’s Real Time Information data to identify taxpayers who contribute to relief at source and net pay pension schemes, which is then combined with the Survey of Personal Incomes to obtain information on income and gender. The most recent tax/year for which these estimates are available is 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Number of individuals earning below the Personal Allowance making workplace pension contributions into net pay and relief at source pension schemes (Figures are in thousands)</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Net Pay</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>800</p></td><td><p>900</p></td><td><p>1,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td><td><p>1,200</p></td><td><p>1,300</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Relief at Source</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>900</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note: (1) Personal Allowances for the respective tax years: £10,000 in 2014/15, £10,600 in 2015/16 and £11,000 in 2016/17; (2) Figures are rounded to neared 100 thousand; (3) Figures by gender may not sum to total due to rounding</p><p>Source: Real Time Information and Survey of Personal Income Data for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p>There may be individuals who have both relief at source and net pay pension schemes. The relief at source pension schemes data only shows individuals who are part of an employer-sponsored or provided pension scheme.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate of the number of disabled people who earn less than the personal allowance and are contributing to a net pay pension scheme is not available. The relevant HM Revenue and Customs’ administrative data does not contain information on disability.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate for the number of taxpayers with relief at source pensions who fail to claim higher rate tax relief, and how much higher rate tax relief is unclaimed each year, is not available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15964 more like this
HL15965 more like this
HL15966 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:32:43.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:32:43.827Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1129479
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, according to the data gathered by the HM Revenue and Customs Real Time Information programme, how many (1) women and (2) men earning below the personal income tax threshold were contributing at work to a relief at source pension scheme in the last three years; and whether they have estimates of these numbers for the current year. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL15964 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs can provide estimates of the number of women and men earning income below the personal allowance threshold who contribute to a net pay or a relief at source pension scheme over a three year period. These figures are set out in the table below.</p><p>These figures are produced using HMRC’s Real Time Information data to identify taxpayers who contribute to relief at source and net pay pension schemes, which is then combined with the Survey of Personal Incomes to obtain information on income and gender. The most recent tax/year for which these estimates are available is 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Number of individuals earning below the Personal Allowance making workplace pension contributions into net pay and relief at source pension schemes (Figures are in thousands)</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p>2016/17</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Net Pay</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>800</p></td><td><p>900</p></td><td><p>1,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td><td><p>1,200</p></td><td><p>1,300</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="4"><p>Relief at Source</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>400</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>600</p></td><td><p>900</p></td><td><p>1,100</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Note: (1) Personal Allowances for the respective tax years: £10,000 in 2014/15, £10,600 in 2015/16 and £11,000 in 2016/17; (2) Figures are rounded to neared 100 thousand; (3) Figures by gender may not sum to total due to rounding</p><p>Source: Real Time Information and Survey of Personal Income Data for 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.</p><p> </p><p>There may be individuals who have both relief at source and net pay pension schemes. The relief at source pension schemes data only shows individuals who are part of an employer-sponsored or provided pension scheme.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate of the number of disabled people who earn less than the personal allowance and are contributing to a net pay pension scheme is not available. The relevant HM Revenue and Customs’ administrative data does not contain information on disability.</p><p> </p><p>An estimate for the number of taxpayers with relief at source pensions who fail to claim higher rate tax relief, and how much higher rate tax relief is unclaimed each year, is not available.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL15963 more like this
HL15965 more like this
HL15966 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:32:43.87Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1129548
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 London Capital and Finance: Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why 12 months have been allowed for the completion of Dame Elizabeth Gloster's inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of investment firm London Capital &amp; Finance and the Financial Conduct Authority’s supervision of the firm. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16033 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>On 23 May, the Treasury formally directed the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to launch an independent investigation into the events at London Capital &amp; Finance (LCF), and approved the FCA’s appointment of Dame Elizabeth Gloster to lead it. The investigation will look at the events and circumstances surrounding the failure of LCF and whether, in its supervision of LCF, the FCA discharged its functions in a manner which enabled it to effectively fulfil its statutory objectives. Dame Elizabeth will be able to consider any other matters she deems relevant to the events set out in the Treasury’s direction to the FCA.</p><p> </p><p>Dame Elizabeth is an experienced barrister, leading QC and Judge at the High Court and Court of Appeal. The Treasury is satisfied that she will be able to lead a robust and independent investigation.</p><p> </p><p>The Treasury has stipulated that the investigation should be completed within 12 months, whilst allowing the investigator to report sooner than 12 months if this is feasible. This will ensure that the investigation is as thorough as possible and that the right lessons are learned to better protect those who invest their money in the future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL16034 more like this
HL16035 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:18:13.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:18:13.633Z
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57
star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1129549
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Barlow Clowes: Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar 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 role Dame Elizabeth Gloster played as counsel in cases arising out of (1) the insolvency of Barlow Clowes, and (2) the payment of compensation to investors in that firm's funds. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16034 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>On 23 May, the Treasury formally directed the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to launch an independent investigation into the events at London Capital &amp; Finance (LCF), and approved the FCA’s appointment of Dame Elizabeth Gloster to lead it. The investigation will look at the events and circumstances surrounding the failure of LCF and whether, in its supervision of LCF, the FCA discharged its functions in a manner which enabled it to effectively fulfil its statutory objectives. Dame Elizabeth will be able to consider any other matters she deems relevant to the events set out in the Treasury’s direction to the FCA.</p><p> </p><p>Dame Elizabeth is an experienced barrister, leading QC and Judge at the High Court and Court of Appeal. The Treasury is satisfied that she will be able to lead a robust and independent investigation.</p><p> </p><p>The Treasury has stipulated that the investigation should be completed within 12 months, whilst allowing the investigator to report sooner than 12 months if this is feasible. This will ensure that the investigation is as thorough as possible and that the right lessons are learned to better protect those who invest their money in the future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16033 more like this
HL16035 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:18:13.667Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:18:13.667Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1129550
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 London Capital and Finance: Insolvency more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government why the terms of reference for Dame Elizabeth Gloster's inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the collapse of investment firm London Capital &amp; Finance and the Financial Conduct Authority’s supervision of the firm do not include the impact on affected savers. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16035 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>On 23 May, the Treasury formally directed the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to launch an independent investigation into the events at London Capital &amp; Finance (LCF), and approved the FCA’s appointment of Dame Elizabeth Gloster to lead it. The investigation will look at the events and circumstances surrounding the failure of LCF and whether, in its supervision of LCF, the FCA discharged its functions in a manner which enabled it to effectively fulfil its statutory objectives. Dame Elizabeth will be able to consider any other matters she deems relevant to the events set out in the Treasury’s direction to the FCA.</p><p> </p><p>Dame Elizabeth is an experienced barrister, leading QC and Judge at the High Court and Court of Appeal. The Treasury is satisfied that she will be able to lead a robust and independent investigation.</p><p> </p><p>The Treasury has stipulated that the investigation should be completed within 12 months, whilst allowing the investigator to report sooner than 12 months if this is feasible. This will ensure that the investigation is as thorough as possible and that the right lessons are learned to better protect those who invest their money in the future.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16033 more like this
HL16034 more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:18:13.713Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:18:13.713Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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3869
star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
1129572
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury remove filter
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 Bank Services: Internet more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to remain closely aligned to any new EU security regulations for online banking transactions after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16057 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Strong Customer Authentication Regulatory Technical Standards (“the SCA RTS”), which are intended to reduce fraud and increase payments security, came into force on 14 March 2018 in EU law. The majority of its provisions will apply from 14 September 2019, and will apply in full in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The EU (Withdrawal) Act (“the Act”) will bring into UK law all directly applicated EU regulations which are operative at exit day, as defined by the Act, or at the end of the proposed Implementation Period if the withdrawal agreement reached between the Government and the EU is ratified. This includes operative Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS). The Act also permits ministers to make amendments which correct deficiencies in these regulations, if that is necessary to ensure they operate effectively in the UK.</p><p>The Financial Regulators’ Powers (Technical Standards etc.) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, made under the Act, delegated responsibility for fixing deficiencies in the SCA RTS to the FCA. Under the Electronic Money, Payment Services and Payment Systems (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, the FCA is also the competent authority for the SCA RTS after EU Exit.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA consulted on its approach to the SCA RTS after the UK has left the EU (see CP18/44, published on 19 December 2018). It proposes to substantially maintain these technical standards in UK law, to support consumer protection and to provide firms with certainty and clarity about the systems they have been building.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:19:22.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:19:22.827Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1129583
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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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 Bank Services: Proof of Identity more like this
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25277
unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all existing banking customers must provide proof of identification to banks to check for possible money laundering; if so, under which regulations this policy was brought in; whether an impact assessment was carried out on the costs to customers, particularly those in rural areas, of any such requirements; and what estimate they have made of the total cost of any such policy. more like this
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Lord Vinson more like this
star this property uin HL16068 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text The Money Laundering Regulations 2017 (‘the Regulations’) do not require banks to carry out customer due diligence – including identity checks—on all existing customers. The Regulations instead require banks to take a proportionate approach to applying customer due diligence checks commensurate with the risk of money laundering. The legal requirements on banks to carry out customer diligence for existing customers are set out in Regulations 27(8)(9) and 29(7). The Joint Money Laundering Steering Group’s guidance provides further detail on applying these requirements.<p> </p><p>The impact assessment for the transposition of the 4th EU Money Laundering Directive (which led to the most recent revision of the regulations) estimates the total cost of the changes made, while concluding that industry has difficulty in identifying costs caused by the money laundering regulations. This is particularly the case for customer due diligence as many of these are costs that a prudent business would take on in any case as a matter of commercial practice, to comply with UN or EU sanctions, or to protect themselves and their customers from fraud. The full impact assessment is available on gov.uk.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T15:20:03.29Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:20:03.29Z
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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 label Biography information for Lord Vinson more like this
1130979
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Publishing: VAT more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue accrued to the public purse from VAT on audiobooks in each of the last three years for which data is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 262401 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The details that HM Revenue and Customs collects from taxpayers on their VAT returns are not specific enough to provide an estimate of VAT on audiobooks.</p><p> </p><p>To minimise the administrative burden on businesses, they are only required to report the total VAT on all their taxable supplies of goods and services in the relevant period. It is therefore not possible to identify the types of supplies on which the VAT was charged.</p> more like this
unstar 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 2019-06-18T08:00:42.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T08:00:42.737Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
1130985
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Cash Dispensing: Scotland more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
unstar 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 improve free access to cash in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 262435 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that widespread free access to cash remains important to the day-to-day lives of many people and small businesses in Scotland and across the UK.</p><p>The UK has one of the most extensive free-to-use ATM networks in the world; around 80% of the ATM network in Scotland is free and there are now around 700 more free ATMs in Scotland compared to 2015. From January 2018 to March 2019, there were no publicly accessible Protected ATMs in Scotland that closed which did not have alternative free access to cash via another source, such as a Post Office.</p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Government is engaging, and will continue to engage, with the regulators and industry on this important topic. In 2015, the Government established the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR), with a statutory objective to ensure that the UK’s payment systems work in the interests of their users. As a result, the PSR is closely monitoring developments within ATM provision, and has used its powers to ensure LINK meets its commitment on maintaining the broad geographical spread of free-to-use ATMs.</p><p> </p><p>To support this, LINK has introduced premiums through its Financial Inclusion programme to boost interchange fees, helping protect ATMs in remote, rural and deprived locations.</p>
unstar 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 2019-06-18T13:02:36.01Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T13:02:36.01Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
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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 Treasury: Empty Property more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 publish the name and location of the land and buildings owned by his Department that is (a) sitting empty and (b) in the process of being sold or disposed of; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 263040 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 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
star this property answer text <p>HM Treasury does not own any land or building that are (a) sitting empty or (b) in process of being sold or disposed of.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-06-18T12:50:30.987Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T12:50:30.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Gareth Thomas more like this