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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Department for Education more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education 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, in the light of the Minister for Higher Education's advice to the Higher Education Funding Council for England that there should be restraint in senior management pay in the sector, whether they conside the salary of £451,000 paid to the Vice Chancellor of Bath University to be appropriate. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL947 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL950 more like this
HL951 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.673Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.673Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753259
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
star 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 whether any Minister or official has met or written to the Vice Chancellor of Bath University or the Chair of the Council of Bath University to discuss the pay of the Vice Chancellor. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL947 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 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL946 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL950 more like this
HL951 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.737Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.737Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753260
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
star 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 whether any Minister or official has met the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England to express concerns about top management pay in the higher education sector; and, if so, what was the outcome of any discussion. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL948 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 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL946 more like this
HL947 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL950 more like this
HL951 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.797Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.797Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753261
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
star 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 the Chief Executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for England has met or written to the Vice Chancellor of Bath University or the Chair of the Council of Bath University to discuss the pay of the Vice Chancellor of Bath University. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL949 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 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL946 more like this
HL947 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL950 more like this
HL951 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.843Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.843Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753262
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
star 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 steps they will take to limit increases in senior managaement pay in the higher education sector. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL950 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 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL946 more like this
HL947 more like this
HL948 more like this
HL949 more like this
HL951 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.923Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.923Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753263
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
star 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 action the Higher Education Funding Council for England has taken to restrain the growth in senior management pay in the higher education sector. more like this
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Lord Adonis more like this
star this property uin HL951 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 2017-08-09more like thismore than 2017-08-09
star this property answer text <p>Minister Johnson, the Minister for Universities and Science, in his speech at Reform on 20 July 2017, called on the sector to put an end to increasing vice chancellor pay and provide justification for the exceptional circumstances for large pay awards to improve value for money.</p><p> </p><p>He also announced that he will be issuing new guidance to the Office for Students (OfS) to use its powers to address this problem.</p><p> </p><p>Universities are autonomous bodies and it is their responsibility to determine pay arrangements for their staff. However, Minister Johnson has called for action to put an end to the upward spiral in vice chancellors’ pay.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s 2017/18 grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) stated:</p><p> </p><p>“The Government is clear that efficiency includes demonstrating restraint in senior pay and remains concerned about the substantial upwards drift in salaries of some top management. We would like to see senior leaders in the sector exercise more pay restraint.”</p><p> </p><p>HEFCE issued guidance to the sector on severance pay and the remuneration of senior staff in June 2017: <a href="http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/" target="_blank">http://www.hefce.ac.uk/pubs/year/2017/CL,172017/</a> (copy attached).</p><p> </p><p>It states that governing bodies and remuneration committees should always bear in mind the principles outlined and to record clearly the rationale behind their decisions, including any divergence from the guidance.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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HL946 more like this
HL947 more like this
HL948 more like this
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HL950 more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.593Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:09:58.593Z
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4584
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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star this property file name HEFCE guidance on severance pay and the reuneration of senior staff June 2017.pdf more like this
star this property title HEFCE severance pay & remumeration of senior staff more like this
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3743
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Adonis more like this
753264
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star 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 is their response to the decision by the High Court of Hong Kong to disqualify four democratically elected members of the Legislative Council; and what representations they are making to the government of China regarding that case. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL952 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 2017-08-02more like thismore than 2017-08-02
star this property answer text <p>In November 2016 the Government expressed concern at the decision by the National People's Congress Standing Committee to express its interpretation of the Basic Law before the conclusion of legal proceedings in Hong Kong against two legislators-elect regarding the validity of their oath-taking<strong>.</strong></p><p>The four cases referred to are a matter for the Hong Kong Courts. We understand that the legislators may appeal against this judgement. It would therefore not be appropriate to comment on what is an ongoing legal matter. We will continue to follow developments closely.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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less than 2017-08-02T10:06:41.79Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-02T10:06:41.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
753265
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
star 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 assessment they have made of the lessons to be learned from the reports of the Scottish Government's Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality in the light of persistent poverty levels in the United Kingdom. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL953 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 2017-07-25more like thismore than 2017-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Independent Advisor on Poverty and Inequality was appointed in 2015 to offer advice to the Scottish Government on the action it could take to tackle poverty in Scotland.</p><p> </p><p>Nevertheless, the UK Government has taken note of the Advisor’s two publications: <em>Shifting the Curve</em> (and its most recent progress report) and <em>The Life Chances of Young People</em>.</p><p> </p><p>The UK Government remains committed to tackling the root causes of child poverty and disadvantage, and has set out a framework for continued action in <em>Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families</em>, published on 4 April.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
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less than 2017-07-25T10:30:43.807Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-25T10:30:43.807Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4564
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
753266
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
star 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 assessment they have made of the number of (1) children, (2) adults, and (3) working families, living in poverty across the United Kingdom; and what long-term plan they have to prevent such poverty. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL954 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 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>The most commonly used measure of poverty is relative low income.</p><p> </p><p>The latest statistics from the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) data series show that there are: 2.7 million children, 5.7 million working-age adults, and 2.1 million pensioners in relative low income in the United Kingdom on a ‘before housing costs’ (BHC) basis.</p><p>Analysis of the HBAI data shows that there are 2.1 million families in relative low income BHC where at least one adult member works at least part-time.</p><p>This Government is committed to tackling the root causes of poverty, thereby preventing the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage.</p><p> </p><p>This is why we repealed the income-related targets set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010 and replaced them with statutory measures that drive action on parental worklessness and children’s educational attainment – the two areas that we know can make the biggest difference to disadvantaged children, now and in the future.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions published Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families in April 2017. Here we set out further non-statutory indicators on a wider set of parental disadvantage and children’s outcomes, which will drive collective action on areas that matter in tackling disadvantage.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL955 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T10:40:12.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T10:40:12.077Z
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3349
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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4564
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this
753267
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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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
star 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, further to the remarks by Baroness Buscombe on 13 July (HL Deb, cols 1296–98), what emphasis they place on the prevention of poverty; and how they are working to ensure that the prevention of poverty is prioritised by every Department. more like this
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Lord Bird more like this
star this property uin HL955 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 2017-07-28more like thismore than 2017-07-28
star this property answer text <p>The most commonly used measure of poverty is relative low income.</p><p> </p><p>The latest statistics from the Households Below Average Income (HBAI) data series show that there are: 2.7 million children, 5.7 million working-age adults, and 2.1 million pensioners in relative low income in the United Kingdom on a ‘before housing costs’ (BHC) basis.</p><p>Analysis of the HBAI data shows that there are 2.1 million families in relative low income BHC where at least one adult member works at least part-time.</p><p>This Government is committed to tackling the root causes of poverty, thereby preventing the intergenerational cycle of disadvantage.</p><p> </p><p>This is why we repealed the income-related targets set out in the Child Poverty Act 2010 and replaced them with statutory measures that drive action on parental worklessness and children’s educational attainment – the two areas that we know can make the biggest difference to disadvantaged children, now and in the future.</p><p> </p><p>The Department for Work and Pensions published Improving Lives: Helping Workless Families in April 2017. Here we set out further non-statutory indicators on a wider set of parental disadvantage and children’s outcomes, which will drive collective action on areas that matter in tackling disadvantage.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Buscombe more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL954 more like this
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less than 2017-07-28T10:40:12.14Zmore like thismore than 2017-07-28T10:40:12.14Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Buscombe more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bird more like this