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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Financial Services 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 what steps they are taking to invest in infrastructure projects in the UK financial services industry to help address climate change. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16886 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>On 2<sup>nd</sup> July, the Government launched its Green Finance Strategy with the ambition to align private sector financial flows with clean, environmentally sustainable and resilient growth, and strengthen the competitiveness of our financial sector. The strategy outlines how we will drive the greening of the financial system and help mobilise private sector finance to meet our environmental objectives, including through infrastructure projects in the UK and overseas. We have also worked with the City of London to launch the Green Finance Institute on 2<sup>nd</sup> July.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T16:22:07.617Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:22:07.617Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1135702
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Freezing of Assets: Libya 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 how much revenue has been raised from frozen Libyan assets in London in each of the last five years for which figures are available. more like this
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Lord Empey more like this
star this property uin HL16795 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text The Government’s response of 24 June to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee report (into Government support for UK victims of IRA attacks that used Qadhafi-supplied Semtex and weapons) set out the information the Government had obtained about tax receipts on frozen Libyan assets held in UK banks. The response states: “Around £17 million has been received in total since the start of the 2016-17 tax year. HMRC currently receives around £5 million each year.” more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:36:41.99Z
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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 Empey more like this
1135748
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Facebook: Cryptocurrencies 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 implications of Facebook’s proposed Libra cryptocurrency on the management of monetary and financial stability mechanisms and policies. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16841 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government does not comment on details of the proposed business models of individual companies. However, this proposal raises wider questions for policy and financial regulation. The Government is working with the Bank of England, the Financial Conduct Authority and international counterparts to consider these issues.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, the Government established the Cryptoassets Taskforce – comprised of HM Treasury, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Bank of England - to explore the risks and potential benefits of cryptoassets and consider the appropriate response. The Taskforce’s response set out commitments to further consider the regulatory approach to cryptoassets. The Government will consult on its approach to unregulated cryptoassets later this year.</p><p> </p><p>The Taskforce’s final report, found that cryptoassets do not currently pose a material threat to UK or global financial stability, however this could change in the future, and the Bank of England’s Financial Policy Committee will continue to monitor the situation.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T14:04:14.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:04:14.17Z
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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
1135749
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading H2O Asset Management 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 whether they intend to conduct, or commission, an investigation into the management of investment portfolios by H2O Asset Management with particular reference to (1) the valuation of unlisted investments, and (2) the accuracy and completeness of statements by that firm’s management of the "gating" of future redemptions. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16842 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>There is no requirement for asset management firms to discuss their specific investment strategies with either HM Treasury or the FCA.</p><p> </p><p>The overarching regulatory framework for UK UCITS funds comprises EU and UK legislation and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA is responsible for the supervision of UK funds including UCITS, and have a broad suite of supervisory and investigative powers. For example, the FCA is required to approve the investment objective and policy of UK domiciled funds, as well as statements in the prospectus about the application of investment limits, and firms are required to treat customers fairly.</p><p> </p><p>In circumstances where a UCITS fund is domiciled outside of the UK, the supervision of its compliance with applicable UCITS investment restrictions 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 remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL16843 more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T14:03:24.2Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:03:24.2Z
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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
1135750
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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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 Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading H2O Asset Management 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 whether H20 Asset Management consulted (1) them, or (2) the Financial Conduct Authority, before that company indicated that it would never "gate" redemptions for its funds; what assessment they have made of the accuracy of that statement; and whether H2O Asset Management has been required to back that statement up with a guarantee or credit line. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16843 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>There is no requirement for asset management firms to discuss their specific investment strategies with either HM Treasury or the FCA.</p><p> </p><p>The overarching regulatory framework for UK UCITS funds comprises EU and UK legislation and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) rules.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA is responsible for the supervision of UK funds including UCITS, and have a broad suite of supervisory and investigative powers. For example, the FCA is required to approve the investment objective and policy of UK domiciled funds, as well as statements in the prospectus about the application of investment limits, and firms are required to treat customers fairly.</p><p> </p><p>In circumstances where a UCITS fund is domiciled outside of the UK, the supervision of its compliance with applicable UCITS investment restrictions 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 remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL16842 more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T14:03:24.153Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T14:03:24.153Z
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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
1135077
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Poverty 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, further to the reply by Baroness Buscombe on 25 June (HL Deb, col 1003), whether they will now ask the National Audit Office to examine the feasibility of implementing the cumulative social impact assessment recommended by the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights; and whether they will explain what they meant by their reservation concerning "unreasonable assumptions about income sharing" set out in paragraph 38 of the Comments by the State on the UN Special Rapporteur’s report. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL16704 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury regularly publishes detailed analysis on the cumulative impact of policy decisions on tax, welfare and public spending on households of different incomes. The government also carefully considers the impact of its decisions on those sharing protected characteristics - including at Budgets and other fiscal events - in line with both its legal obligations and with its strong commitment to promoting fairness.</p><p>Our statement concerning income sharing reflects our reservations about producing cumulative analysis of the impact of tax and spending decisions on vulnerable groups beneath household level (for instance, by gender). This analysis often requires unreasonable assumptions about how income is shared within households. As independent experts at the Institute for Fiscal Studies have said, “because most people live in households with others, and we don't know how incomes are shared, it is very hard to look at effects separately for many men and women.”</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T13:51:40.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T13:51:40.527Z
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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 Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
1135092
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Freedom of Information 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 plans they have to extend the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to include housing associations and tenant management organisations. more like this
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Lord Shipley more like this
star this property uin HL16719 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government agrees that landlords, including housing associations, should be accountable and transparent in their dealings with tenants and be responsive to their needs. However, we do not believe the extension of the FOI to housing associations is the best means of achieving that.</p><p>Housing Associations are already required to make a significant amount of information public. They are required to publish their accounts annually, including a strategic report covering issues such as the remunerations of key personnel.</p><p>The Regulator of Social Housing, which regulates the sector, also publishes information supplied by Housing Association at individual provider level, including details of their stock holdings, rent levels and evictions.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-07-03T13:11:07.997Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T13:11:07.997Z
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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 Shipley more like this
1135096
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star this property date less than 2019-06-26more like thismore than 2019-06-26
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Inheritance Tax 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 plans they have to scrap the inheritance tax 40 per cent excess policy above an individual's £325,000 allowance. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL16723 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Inheritance tax makes an important contribution to the health of public finances and the Government has no plans to abolish it.</p><p> </p><p>The rate of inheritance tax is normally 40% on the value of an estate above a nil rate band of £325,000. Any unused nil rate band may be transferred to a surviving spouse or civil partner, increasing their combined threshold to up to £650,000.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government recognises that individuals work hard to build up assets with the aim of passing these on to their families. Rising house prices have contributed to more families facing an inheritance tax bill. The Government is addressing this through the phased introduction of the additional £175,000 residence nil rate band. Any unused residence nil rate band may also be transferred to a surviving spouse or civil partner.</p><p> </p><p>Taken together, the combination of the nil rate bands means an individual could pass on up to £500,000 in 2020-21 and the estate of the remaining spouse or civil partner could pass on up to £1 million under certain circumstances in 2020-21. Around 96% of estates are forecast to be able to pass on all their assets without paying any inheritance tax as a result.</p><p> </p><p>In January 2018, the Chancellor of the Exchequer commissioned the Office of Tax Simplification to review the tax. The first report was published in November 2018 and the second report in July 2019. The Government will consider the recommendations.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-07-09T16:39:20.767Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T16:39:20.767Z
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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 date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Children 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 what assessment they have made of the case for appointing a minister for children at Cabinet level. more like this
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Baroness D'Souza more like this
star this property uin HL16645 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 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
star this property answer text <p>My Honourable Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families at the Department for Education has a wide range of responsibilities for children's interests and that work is represented at Cabinet by the Secretary of State for Education.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-07-03T13:11:23.147Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-03T13:11:23.147Z
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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 Baroness D'Souza more like this
1134695
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Financial Services 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 what assessment they have made of the impact of quantitative easing and bank capital requirements on (1) moving credit risk to open-ended investment funds, and (2) financial stability. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL16662 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 2019-07-08more like thismore than 2019-07-08
star this property answer text <p>The question has been passed to the Bank of England. The Bank of England 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 remove filter
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less than 2019-07-08T14:53:59.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-08T14:53:59.217Z
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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