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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Technology and Innovation Centres more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how catapult networks will support the delivery of the Industrial Strategy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 124819 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-30more like thismore than 2018-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The Catapult network exists to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in emerging technologies, promoting commercialisation and so future economic growth. The network forms a key part of the innovation ecosystem for delivering the Industrial Strategy. We are using the recent review of the network to improve the strategies, governance and performance management of the Catapults to maximise their impact.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency East Surrey more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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less than 2018-01-30T11:00:13.94Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-30T11:00:13.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Sam Gyimah more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
830145
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HM Treasury more like this
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 CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Taxation 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to promote tax simplification. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 124820 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 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
star this property answer text <p>The government is committed to having a tax system that is simple to understand and easy to comply with. At Budget the government took a number of practical steps to simplify the tax rules for businesses and charities which included:</p><ul><li>Extending the option of using mileage rates to property businesses,</li><li>Ending receipt checking on subsistence costs and</li><li>Simplifying the Gift Aid donor benefits rules for charities.</li></ul><p> </p><p>These measures build on the action taken by the government since 2010 to simplify the tax system including:</p><ul><li>Establishing the Office of Tax Simplification and then putting it on a permanent, statutory basis</li><li>Implementing around half of the OTS’s recommendations since 2010.</li></ul> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2018-02-01T14:49:15.68Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-01T14:49:15.68Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
830146
star this property registered interest false more like this
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HM Treasury more like this
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 CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Financial Services: Technology more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what role financial technology plays in promoting financial inclusion; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 124821 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 2018-01-31more like thismore than 2018-01-31
star this property answer text <p>Financial technology plays an important role in promoting financial inclusion and capability. Banks and fintech firms use new technology to make it easy for consumers to save and invest money, receive better financial advice, and access cheaper, more appropriate loans and overdrafts.</p> more like this
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 2018-01-31T14:51:08.007Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-31T14:51:08.007Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
830170
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HM Treasury more like this
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 CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Customs more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to increase the efficiency of customs clearance processes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 124836 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-01more like thismore than 2018-02-01
star this property answer text <p>The new CDS (Customs Declaration Service) will replace the current customs declaration computer system (CHIEF) in January 2019. CDS will provide businesses engaged in international trade with a robust, modern and flexible customs declaration service.</p><p> </p><p>‘The Customs Future Partnership Paper’ published on 15 August 2017 sets out the Government’s aspirations for future customs arrangements with the EU. The two new models proposed are:</p><p>- A highly streamlined customs arrangement</p><p>- A new customs partnership with the EU</p><p> </p><p>The precise nature of any new customs arrangement will be determined in negotiations with the EU.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2018-02-01T14:47:26.243Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-01T14:47:26.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
830140
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Education: Digital Technology more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to harness digital technology to deliver educational services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 124817 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government is working with the education sector as well as researchers and the education technology industry to target the key challenges and highlight the opportunities that technology presents to empower teachers, leaders and providers to make better-informed decisions about the use of technology across education.</p><p> </p><p>Tackling specific challenges, we recently announced a £7.7 million curriculum fund to encourage the development of high quality and knowledge-rich teaching resources. These resources, which could include digital as well as traditional materials, will help teachers deliver the government’s new curriculum while reducing workload and giving them more time to focus on teaching.</p><p> </p><p>We are also investing £84 million of new funding over the next five years to deliver a comprehensive programme to improve the teaching of computing and drive up participation in computer science, particularly amongst girls.</p><p> </p><p>At the last budget, we announced a £30 million National Retraining Scheme fund to deliver digital skills training using edtech and artificial intelligence so that students and trainees can benefit from this emerging technology, wherever they are in the country.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bognor Regis and Littlehampton more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Gibb more like this
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less than 2018-02-02T11:42:02.15Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-02T11:42:02.15Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Gibb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
830135
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Trade Promotion more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment he has made of the level of business interest in the great.gov.uk digital platform. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 124814 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 2018-02-02more like thismore than 2018-02-02
star this property answer text <p>Great.gov.uk is a digital platform with a suite of digital tools built to help UK businesses expand their reach overseas and secure their place on the global stage.</p><p>UK and overseas marketing activity and DIT’s commercial partnerships are used to promote the platform.</p><p>In the 14 months since great.gov.uk was launched in November 2016, great.gov.uk has been visited by nearly 2.8 million unique users. Of these:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The Invest tool, which promotes the UK as an obvious destination for inward investment, has received over 764,000 online visits with over 1,200 enquiries</li><li>The Export Opportunities tool has received over 67,000 responses from UK businesses to 13,000 published export opportunities, which have been gathered and published by our network of in-post Embassy and High Commission trade experts, as well as overseas partner stakeholders</li><li>The Trade Profile tool has published over 2,600 verified UK business profiles, presenting them to a wide network of prospective overseas buyers and partners</li><li>The Export Readiness tool, which went live in December 2017 and helps UK businesses see how export-ready they are, and presents them with tailored information has already been used by 710 companies.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Activity is planned to promote this platform further to the UK and overseas businesses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2018-02-02T11:00:45.683Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-02T11:00:45.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
830137
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Department for International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept id 202 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Trade more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Commonwealth: Overseas Trade more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in Commonwealth countries on future trade and investment between the UK and Commonwealth countries. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 124815 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>My Rt Hon Friend the Secretary of State for International Trade regularly engages with his counterparts from Commonwealth countries, including at recent bilateral meetings at the 11th WTO MC11 Ministerial Conference meeting on 11 – 14 December 2017 and at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting on 23 – 26 January.</p><p>Given the importance we place on increasing intra-Commonwealth Trade and Investment and the forthcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London, the Secretary of State and the Ministerial team will continue to have these discussions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Beverley and Holderness more like this
star this property answering member printed Graham Stuart more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T16:49:26.35Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T16:49:26.35Z
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star this property label Biography information for Graham Stuart more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate his Department has made of the total number of (a) paid and (b) unpaid internships in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Elmet and Rothwell more like this
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Alec Shelbrooke more like this
star this property uin 124875 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 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made an estimate of the number of interns in the UK since 2010. The estimate produced in 2010 was based on evidence from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), combined with a number of other assumptions and should be treated as indicative only.</p><p> </p><p>If an intern is classified as a “worker”, they are entitled to at least the National Minimum Wage from day one of their employment.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Burton more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrew Griffiths more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T15:47:58.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T15:47:58.183Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Griffiths more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alec Shelbrooke more like this
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Royal Bank of Scotland: Scotland more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will write to RBS to ask whether it plans to provide ATMs and community banking services in respect of branch closures in Scotland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 124644 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not make assessments of bank branch closures. The decision to open or close a branch is a commercial decision, in which the Government does not intervene. However, the impact on communities must be understood, considered and mitigated where possible. That is why the Government supports the industry’s Access to Banking Standard, which ensures customers understand the options they have locally to continue to access banking services, including specialist assistance for customers who need more help.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that widespread free access to cash remains extremely important to the day-to-day lives of many consumers and businesses in the UK. The Government has been engaging regularly with LINK and the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) to ensure that widespread free access is maintained.</p><p> </p><p>The PSR, which Government set up as an independent regulator in 2015 with a statutory objective to ensure that the UK’s payment systems work in the interests of their users, is monitoring developments within ATM provision, and is conducting ongoing work on the impact that changes may have. The PSR has recently published a summary of their work to date, which can be found at https://www.psr.org.uk/psr-focus/the-UK-ATM-network.</p><p> </p><p>The PSR has informed us that it is committed to using its powers to act should any of the firms it regulates behave in a way that conflicts with its statutory objectives.</p><p> </p><p>LINK has assured us and the PSR that industry is committed to maintaining an extensive network of free-to-use cash machines, and to ensuring that the present geographical spread of ATMs is maintained. LINK intends to bolster its Financial Inclusion Programme, which ensures the provision of ATMs in areas of deprivation, where demand would not otherwise make one viable, and has also committed to protecting all free-to-use ATMs which are a kilometre or more from the next nearest free-to-use ATM.</p><p> </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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124603 more like this
124645 more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T17:13:29.217Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T17:13:29.217Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this
829889
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from (a) the Payment Systems Regulator and (b) LINK on free to use ATMs in the last 12 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow Central more like this
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Alison Thewliss more like this
star this property uin 124645 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 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not make assessments of bank branch closures. The decision to open or close a branch is a commercial decision, in which the Government does not intervene. However, the impact on communities must be understood, considered and mitigated where possible. That is why the Government supports the industry’s Access to Banking Standard, which ensures customers understand the options they have locally to continue to access banking services, including specialist assistance for customers who need more help.</p><p> </p><p>The Government recognises that widespread free access to cash remains extremely important to the day-to-day lives of many consumers and businesses in the UK. The Government has been engaging regularly with LINK and the Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) to ensure that widespread free access is maintained.</p><p> </p><p>The PSR, which Government set up as an independent regulator in 2015 with a statutory objective to ensure that the UK’s payment systems work in the interests of their users, is monitoring developments within ATM provision, and is conducting ongoing work on the impact that changes may have. The PSR has recently published a summary of their work to date, which can be found at https://www.psr.org.uk/psr-focus/the-UK-ATM-network.</p><p> </p><p>The PSR has informed us that it is committed to using its powers to act should any of the firms it regulates behave in a way that conflicts with its statutory objectives.</p><p> </p><p>LINK has assured us and the PSR that industry is committed to maintaining an extensive network of free-to-use cash machines, and to ensuring that the present geographical spread of ATMs is maintained. LINK intends to bolster its Financial Inclusion Programme, which ensures the provision of ATMs in areas of deprivation, where demand would not otherwise make one viable, and has also committed to protecting all free-to-use ATMs which are a kilometre or more from the next nearest free-to-use ATM.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
124603 more like this
124644 more like this
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less than 2018-01-29T17:13:29.317Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-29T17:13:29.317Z
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4051
star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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4430
star this property label Biography information for Alison Thewliss more like this