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star this property date less than 2014-07-08more like thismore than 2014-07-08
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Private Rented Housing 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 plans they have to ensure that students living in private sector halls of residence are not subjected to excessive rates of rent. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL946 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government plays no direct role in the provision of student residential accommodation, nor does it specifically fund universities to provide such accommodation. As such, this is not an area where the Government can intervene.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>However, Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and private providers of ‘halls of residence’ type accommodation are required to belong to one of two Codes of Practice. These are the Student Accommodation Code <a href="http://www.thesac.org.uk/" target="_blank">http://www.thesac.org.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p>and the Accreditation Network UK <a href="http://www.anuk.org.uk/aboutus/aboutus.asp" target="_blank">http://www.anuk.org.uk/aboutus/aboutus.asp</a>.</p><p> </p><p>These Codes of Practice protect students’ rights to safe, good quality accommodation, wherever they are studying. They outline what students can expect from their accommodation as well as their responsibilities as tenants.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Some other private providers offer student accommodation, off campus, on the basis of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST). For students in these properties, rents would be set by the landlord at the market rent achievable for that type of accommodation. Under Section 22 of the Housing Act 1988, if an AST tenant considers the rent to be excessive, he or she could apply to the first tier tribunal for a determination of the rent. Given these protections, Government has no plans to act in this area.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, since 2012, the Key Information Set includes information on the average cost of accommodation for each HEI. This is available via the national Unistats website: <a href="https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://unistats.direct.gov.uk/</a></p><p> </p><p><br> <br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-07-21T13:10:50.8810861Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-21T13:10:50.8810861Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
78276
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Appeals more like this
unstar this property house id 2 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 Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 3 July (WA 280), what plans they have to expand the authority of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator to include considerations of academic judgment or to establish an alternative official body to do so. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL1171 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 2014-07-24more like thismore than 2014-07-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>We have no such plans. The 2004 Higher Education Act precludes the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education from considering complaints about a university’s academic judgement.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Higher Education system in England is based on the key principles of institutional autonomy and academic freedom. Both are essential to foster a strong Higher Education sector that can shape its own future in response to the needs of learners and employers.</p><p> </p><p>As such matters relating to academic judgement are the responsibility of individual higher education institutions. The interpretation of academic judgement is ultimately for the courts to decide.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2014-07-24T14:15:59.4499842Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-24T14:15:59.4499842Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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4238
star this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
731064
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is the annual average total cost saving to private schools in England and Wales from the tax relief granted by their charitable status. more like this
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Lord Ouseley more like this
star this property uin HL72 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 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
star this property answer text <p>The information is not available. Data held on charitable tax reliefs cannot be broken down into such sector specific detail.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-06-27T15:45:23.727Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-27T15:45:23.727Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ouseley more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-21more like thismore than 2017-06-21
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what would be the fiscal impact each year, at current prices, if tax relief on higher-rate pension contributions was (1) abolished, or (2) reduced by 50 per cent. more like this
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Lord Warner more like this
star this property uin HL77 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 2017-06-29more like thismore than 2017-06-29
star this property answer text <p>An estimate of the fiscal impact of abolishing or halving the tax relief on higher-rate pensions is not available.</p><p> </p><p>The impact on tax receipts of restricting or abolishing pensions tax relief for higher rate tax payers would depend on how any changes were implemented and would also be subject to significant behavioural effects.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the cost of pensions tax relief is published in the HM Revenue and Custom (HMRC) National Statistics table ‘Registered pension schemes: cost of tax relief’, available on GOV.UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-06-29T14:34:03.103Zmore like thismore than 2017-06-29T14:34:03.103Z
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1091
star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Warner more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed with PoolRe extending cover for acts of terrorism to forms of damage other than property damage; and if so, what support they intend to offer. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL212 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 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
star this property answer text <p>There is nothing in law that prevents insurers from providing cover for other types of terrorism risks, for example where no physical damage occurs. However, Government understands that these policies are not commonly offered or bought. Treasury is in active discussions with Pool Re in relation to the evolving nature of the terrorism threat.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-10T13:46:54.467Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-10T13:46:54.467Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
733222
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star this property date less than 2017-06-27more like thismore than 2017-06-27
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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 house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to review the Barnett formula. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL214 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 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The government remains committed to the Barnett formula, which is designed to ensure that devolved administrations are funded to deliver their priorities within their devolved responsibilities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-04T15:10:23.543Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-04T15:10:23.543Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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3869
star this property label Biography information for Lord Myners more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-03more like thismore than 2017-07-03
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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 house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government how many people, who at the time of issue of their National Insurance number were recorded as being of (1) Romanian nationality, and (2) Bulgarian nationality, were known to (a) the Real Time Information system, and (b) the self assessment system, by HM Revenue and Customs, in the financial year 2015–16. more like this
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Lord Green of Deddington more like this
star this property uin HL346 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 2017-07-13more like thismore than 2017-07-13
star this property answer text <p>The information is not available as the nationality of individuals is not a reporting requirement of PAYE Real-Time Information or the Self-Assessment system.</p><p> </p><p>The latest information on the National Insurance number allocations to adult overseas nationals including Bulgarians and Romanians has been published by the Department for Work and Pensions on GOV.UK[1].</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] <strong><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-insurance-number-allocations-to-adult-overseas-nationals-to-march-2017" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/national-insurance-number-allocations-to-adult-overseas-nationals-to-march-2017</a></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-13T16:18:24.087Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-13T16:18:24.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bates remove filter
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4346
star this property label Biography information for Lord Green of Deddington more like this
748014
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star this property date less than 2017-07-04more like thismore than 2017-07-04
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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 house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what measures have they put in place to ensure that investors have confidence in the UK economy. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL468 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 2017-07-11more like thismore than 2017-07-11
star this property answer text <p>The government believes that balancing the public finances is key to ensuring confidence in the UK economy and delivering sustainable growth. The Industrial Strategy will support economic growth by increasing productivity and driving growth across the whole country. The government has announced over £23bn of additional investment in economic infrastructure, research and development, and housing. The government will also cut corporation tax to 17 per cent - the lowest rate in the G20.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-11T15:10:02.76Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-11T15:10:02.76Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-10more like thismore than 2017-07-10
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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 house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that (1) the precise spot rate, and (2) the commission charged, are identified for all consumer foreign currency transactions at the moment of the transaction. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL595 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 2017-07-24more like thismore than 2017-07-24
star this property answer text <p>The Payment Services Regulations 2017 (which implement the second Payment Services Directive, PSDII) were laid in Parliament 19 July 2017 and will apply from 13 January 2018. Under these regulations, as is currently the case under the first Payment Services Directive, providers of international money transfer services are required to show any fees incurred (such as commission or flat fee) and the exchange rate the provider is offering the customer.</p><p> </p><p>As PSDII is a maximum harmonising Directive, the Government is not able to go beyond these explicit requirements (e.g. requiring the spot rate to be identified at the moment of the transaction).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-24T10:48:12.12Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-24T10:48:12.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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HM Treasury more like this
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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 house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the state of the UK economy and of whether it is growing or shrinking; and in the light of that assessment, whether they intend to continue with Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL756 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 2017-07-21more like thismore than 2017-07-21
star this property answer text <p>The fundamentals of the economy remain strong. The UK was the second fastest growing major advanced economy last year and since the start of 2010 the UK has grown by more than Germany and nearly twice as fast as France. The deficit has been cut by three quarters from its pre-crisis peak and the employment rate is the highest on record.</p><p> </p><p>The independent Office for Budget Responsibility provide the government with economic and fiscal forecasts for the UK economy twice a year. In their most recent forecast in March of this year, they forecast that growth would be 2.0% in 2017, 1.6% in 2018 and 1.7% in 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The public wants the Government to provide certainty and stability and get on with the immediate job of securing a new partnership with the EU which guarantees our long term prosperity.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bates more like this
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less than 2017-07-21T13:10:11.65Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-21T13:10:11.65Z
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1091
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1796
star this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this