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star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Deputy Prime Minister, what steps the Government plans to take to improve the accuracy and completeness of the electoral register. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Caerphilly more like this
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Wayne David more like this
star this property uin 903245 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 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Individual electoral registration will help enhance the accuracy of the register, from June applications will be verified against government records. We will ensure the completeness of the register during the transition to IER by ‘confirming' the vast majority of existing electors by matching their records with other public databases.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Moreover, five national organisations and every local authority in Great Britain are sharing £4.2 million in funding aimed at maximising registration. The introduction of online registration will improve accessibility for groups such as overseas voters and home-movers. </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 903246 more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Wayne David more like this
44874
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-03-19more like thismore than 2014-03-19
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Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept id 58 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Deputy Prime Minister more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Deputy Prime Minister 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 Deputy Prime Minister, what steps the Government plans to take to improve the accuracy and completeness of the electoral register. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 903246 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Individual electoral registration will help enhance the accuracy of the register, from June applications will be verified against government records. We will ensure the completeness of the register during the transition to IER by ‘confirming' the vast majority of existing electors by matching their records with other public databases.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Moreover, five national organisations and every local authority in Great Britain are sharing £4.2 million in funding aimed at maximising registration. The introduction of online registration will improve accessibility for groups such as overseas voters and home-movers. </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Tunbridge Wells more like this
star this property answering member printed Greg Clark more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 903245 more like this
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less than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-03-25T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Greg Clark more like this
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4124
star this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
168402
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-12-05more like thismore than 2014-12-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions 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 Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many members of his Department's executive board are disabled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Washington and Sunderland West more like this
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Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
star this property uin 217408 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 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
star this property answer text <p>The Department is unable to provide the answer to this question as, in line with Cabinet Office guidance and ONS best practice, we redact sensitive personal information where the results may show less than four individuals, thereby compromising their anonymity.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The membership of the Departmental Executive Team can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-work-pensions</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Thornbury and Yate more like this
star this property answering member printed Steve Webb more like this
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217366 more like this
217387 more like this
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less than 2014-12-15T14:58:40.62Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-15T14:58:40.62Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mrs Sharon Hodgson more like this
76880
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-07-09more like thismore than 2014-07-09
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Justice more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Justice 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 the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reason the new electronic tagging system was not subject to a pilot before the decision to implement it was taken. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Dwyfor Meirionnydd more like this
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Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
star this property uin 204991 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 2014-07-17more like thismore than 2014-07-17
star this property answer text <p>The contracts have not yet been awarded. An announcement was made on 15<sup>th</sup> July.</p><p> </p><p>Yes we comply with the OJEU / EU procurement rules as well as cabinet office processes.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong>The new electronic monitoring service has not been subject to a pilot as in the first instance we need to ensure continuity of service. However, there will be a significant period of testing and validation for the new system before introduction. There is also a robust programme of testing for the new tags themselves, and we will have to be satisfied that they meet our standards before they are introduced on the new platform. </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Electronic monitoring using GPS was piloted in three probation areas in 2004 to 2005 and the evaluation found qualitative evidence to show that it:</p><p>o acted as a deterrent because offenders thought they would be caught if they were to reoffend;</p><p>o was a constant reminder which prompted offenders to ‘think twice' when a criminal opportunity presented itself and gave them the spur they needed to walk away;</p><p>o provided offenders with renewed determination to get their lives back together after a period of incarceration; and</p><p>o was perceived by offenders to help stop wrongful identification for crimes they hadn't done.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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204814 more like this
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204992 more like this
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less than 2014-07-17T13:21:18.5467436Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-17T13:21:18.5467436Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Elfyn Llwyd more like this
50564
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star this property date less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
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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
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, on what grounds he decided to introduce VAT at 20 per cent on eBooks while maintaining zero rate VAT on printed books. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Mr Tom Harris more like this
star this property uin 198451 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p><strong>The UK applies the standard rate of VAT to digital books and the zero rate of VAT to physical books. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>The application of VAT in the EU, including rates and flexibilities afforded to Member States in this regard, is governed by EU law. The sale of a digital book is classified as an electronic service and attracts the standard rate of VAT under EU law. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Legal advice obtained by the Government indicates there is no scope to change the VAT treatment of the sale of digital book and similar products under EU law. As such, no assessments have been made of the type referred to by the honourable Member.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>From 1 January 2015, VAT legislation across the EU will change to tax the supply of broadcasting, telecoms and electronically supplied services (including e-books) at the place of consumption. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>HMRC has published information on the VAT changes which includes a summary of the impacts:</strong></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264626/7._VAT_-_place_of_supply_and_the_introduction_of_the_Mini_One-Stop_Shop.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264626/7._VAT_-_place_of_supply_and_the_introduction_of_the_Mini_One-Stop_Shop.pdf</strong></a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198446 more like this
198449 more like this
198450 more like this
198452 more like this
198453 more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tom Harris more like this
50565
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
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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
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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 assessment he has made of the effect of standard rate VAT on eBooks on (a) the UK's creative industries, (b) progress towards achieving the Government's aim of making the UK a hub for digital innovation and (c) benefits to the education sector from digital technology. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Mr Tom Harris more like this
star this property uin 198446 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p><strong>The UK applies the standard rate of VAT to digital books and the zero rate of VAT to physical books. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>The application of VAT in the EU, including rates and flexibilities afforded to Member States in this regard, is governed by EU law. The sale of a digital book is classified as an electronic service and attracts the standard rate of VAT under EU law. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Legal advice obtained by the Government indicates there is no scope to change the VAT treatment of the sale of digital book and similar products under EU law. As such, no assessments have been made of the type referred to by the honourable Member.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>From 1 January 2015, VAT legislation across the EU will change to tax the supply of broadcasting, telecoms and electronically supplied services (including e-books) at the place of consumption. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>HMRC has published information on the VAT changes which includes a summary of the impacts:</strong></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264626/7._VAT_-_place_of_supply_and_the_introduction_of_the_Mini_One-Stop_Shop.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264626/7._VAT_-_place_of_supply_and_the_introduction_of_the_Mini_One-Stop_Shop.pdf</strong></a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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198449 more like this
198450 more like this
198451 more like this
198452 more like this
198453 more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tom Harris more like this
50568
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
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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
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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 assessment he has made of the effect of VAT at 20 per cent on eBooks on reading and literacy levels of young and teenage readers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Mr Tom Harris more like this
star this property uin 198449 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p><strong>The UK applies the standard rate of VAT to digital books and the zero rate of VAT to physical books. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>The application of VAT in the EU, including rates and flexibilities afforded to Member States in this regard, is governed by EU law. The sale of a digital book is classified as an electronic service and attracts the standard rate of VAT under EU law. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Legal advice obtained by the Government indicates there is no scope to change the VAT treatment of the sale of digital book and similar products under EU law. As such, no assessments have been made of the type referred to by the honourable Member.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>From 1 January 2015, VAT legislation across the EU will change to tax the supply of broadcasting, telecoms and electronically supplied services (including e-books) at the place of consumption. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>HMRC has published information on the VAT changes which includes a summary of the impacts:</strong></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264626/7._VAT_-_place_of_supply_and_the_introduction_of_the_Mini_One-Stop_Shop.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264626/7._VAT_-_place_of_supply_and_the_introduction_of_the_Mini_One-Stop_Shop.pdf</strong></a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198446 more like this
198450 more like this
198451 more like this
198452 more like this
198453 more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tom Harris more like this
50570
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
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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
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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 assessment he has made of the effect on the UK eBook market of the imposition of VAT at 20 per cent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Mr Tom Harris more like this
star this property uin 198453 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p><strong>The UK applies the standard rate of VAT to digital books and the zero rate of VAT to physical books. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>The application of VAT in the EU, including rates and flexibilities afforded to Member States in this regard, is governed by EU law. The sale of a digital book is classified as an electronic service and attracts the standard rate of VAT under EU law. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Legal advice obtained by the Government indicates there is no scope to change the VAT treatment of the sale of digital book and similar products under EU law. As such, no assessments have been made of the type referred to by the honourable Member.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>From 1 January 2015, VAT legislation across the EU will change to tax the supply of broadcasting, telecoms and electronically supplied services (including e-books) at the place of consumption. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>HMRC has published information on the VAT changes which includes a summary of the impacts:</strong></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264626/7._VAT_-_place_of_supply_and_the_introduction_of_the_Mini_One-Stop_Shop.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264626/7._VAT_-_place_of_supply_and_the_introduction_of_the_Mini_One-Stop_Shop.pdf</strong></a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198446 more like this
198449 more like this
198450 more like this
198451 more like this
198452 more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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1418
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tom Harris more like this
50571
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
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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
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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 steps he is taking to ensure that VAT on eBooks at a standard rate will not damage UK authors and publishers and the UK book sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Mr Tom Harris more like this
star this property uin 198450 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p><strong>The UK applies the standard rate of VAT to digital books and the zero rate of VAT to physical books. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>The application of VAT in the EU, including rates and flexibilities afforded to Member States in this regard, is governed by EU law. The sale of a digital book is classified as an electronic service and attracts the standard rate of VAT under EU law. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Legal advice obtained by the Government indicates there is no scope to change the VAT treatment of the sale of digital book and similar products under EU law. As such, no assessments have been made of the type referred to by the honourable Member.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>From 1 January 2015, VAT legislation across the EU will change to tax the supply of broadcasting, telecoms and electronically supplied services (including e-books) at the place of consumption. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>HMRC has published information on the VAT changes which includes a summary of the impacts:</strong></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264626/7._VAT_-_place_of_supply_and_the_introduction_of_the_Mini_One-Stop_Shop.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264626/7._VAT_-_place_of_supply_and_the_introduction_of_the_Mini_One-Stop_Shop.pdf</strong></a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198446 more like this
198449 more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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1418
star this property label Biography information for Mr Tom Harris more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-05-12more like thismore than 2014-05-12
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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
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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 assessment he has made of the effect on publishers, authors and consumers of the proposed changes to VAT on eBooks in 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Glasgow South more like this
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Mr Tom Harris more like this
star this property uin 198452 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 2014-05-14more like thismore than 2014-05-14
star this property answer text <p><strong>The UK applies the standard rate of VAT to digital books and the zero rate of VAT to physical books. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>The application of VAT in the EU, including rates and flexibilities afforded to Member States in this regard, is governed by EU law. The sale of a digital book is classified as an electronic service and attracts the standard rate of VAT under EU law. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Legal advice obtained by the Government indicates there is no scope to change the VAT treatment of the sale of digital book and similar products under EU law. As such, no assessments have been made of the type referred to by the honourable Member.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>From 1 January 2015, VAT legislation across the EU will change to tax the supply of broadcasting, telecoms and electronically supplied services (including e-books) at the place of consumption. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>HMRC has published information on the VAT changes which includes a summary of the impacts:</strong></p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264626/7._VAT_-_place_of_supply_and_the_introduction_of_the_Mini_One-Stop_Shop.pdf" target="_blank"><strong>https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/264626/7._VAT_-_place_of_supply_and_the_introduction_of_the_Mini_One-Stop_Shop.pdf</strong></a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198446 more like this
198449 more like this
198450 more like this
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less than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-05-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Tom Harris more like this