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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
unstar 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
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what assessment he has made of the effect of migration on UK businesses which require highly-skilled employees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Reading East more like this
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Mr Rob Wilson more like this
star this property uin 903672 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We recently published analysis proving that highly skilled migrants are not displacing UK workers. Indeed, in many sectors such as engineering and digital technologies, they're filling skills gaps and starting new companies.</p><p> </p><p>Business groups tell me that an open labour market helps foreign investment in the UK and that migrants foster innovation and growth by bringing in new ideas, language skills and assisting trade links overseas. So overall, it's a positive picture.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Twickenham more like this
star this property answering member printed Vince Cable more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Vince Cable more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Rob Wilson more like this
47333
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 1 more like this
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25259
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, what discussions the Government has had with the government of Russia on the failure of certain Russian companies to fulfil their obligations in relation to pension payments to UK citizens following those companies acquiring the assets of UK businesses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley Central more like this
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Dan Jarvis more like this
star this property uin 195639 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>The responsibility for the oversight of work-based pensions in the UK rests with the Pensions Regulator which was set up under the Pensions Act 2004. Parliament gave the Pensions Regulator operational independence, which means that Ministers are not involved in decisions to exercise its powers or able to intervene in its casework. It would therefore not be appropriate for Ministers to comment on any individual pension scheme. Where it appears that scheme abandonment has taken place, it is a matter for the Regulator to establish whether the legal tests in relation to its ‘anti-avoidance' powers, including the power to issue contribution notices, are met.</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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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dan Jarvis more like this
47365
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 1 more like this
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25259
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, what estimate he has made of the minimum income per annum required during an individual's working life to prevent the need to claim means-tested benefits in retirement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East more like this
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Gregg McClymont more like this
star this property uin 195426 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>No such estimate has been made.</p><p> </p><p>The single-tier pension will be set above the level of the Standard Minimum Guarantee for a single person. This means that for people reaching State Pension age from April 2016 onwards, anyone who has built up 35 qualifying years through National Insurance contributions and credits should have an income above the level of the basic means test, regardless of how much they earned during their working life.</p><p> </p><p>Some pensioners will still require means-tested support, and at a given level of retirement income an individual's eligibility will depend on a number of factors. These include the level and nature of their housing costs, whether they are single or in a couple, whether they have additional needs associated with caring or severe disability and whether they reached State Pension age before or after the introduction of the single-tier pension.</p><p> </p><p>Whether or not a particular salary level in working life would lead to an income in retirement that is high enough to avoid eligibility for any means-tested benefits will also depend on the choices an individual makes, including how much of their income to save for retirement.</p>
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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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Gregg McClymont more like this
47372
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 1 more like this
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25259
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, which suppliers his Department has contracted for the delivery of his Sorting Out Separation Web Application; and how much was awarded under each contract. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 195621 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>Current contracts</p><p> </p><p>Memset Ltd to provide Hosting services. The amount awarded was £10,990.83 (ex VAT) - contract expires 1st September 2014</p><p> </p><p>Lightmaker UK Ltd to provide Maintenance and Development services. The amount awarded was £97,500 (ex VAT) - contract expires 31 July 2014.</p><p> </p><p>Expired contracts</p><p> </p><p>Centre for Separated Families to develop logic for a Self Diagnostic Tool and the contract amount awarded was £19,630 (ex VAT) - contract expired 5th July 2013</p><p> </p><p>Lightmaker UK Ltd to provide interactive content services and the amount awarded was £99,625 (ex VAT) - contract expired 15th January 2013</p><p> </p><p>Bullet Ltd to provide Syndication/Promotion services and the amount awarded was £99,160 (ex VAT) - contract expired 31 October 2013</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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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
47697
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he plans to take to ensure the effectiveness of the Sorting Out Separation Web app in providing constructive support to assist collaboration for longer-term separated parents in response to the evaluation commissioned by his Department which indicated that the Web app had little relevance or use for this group. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stretford and Urmston more like this
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Kate Green more like this
star this property uin 195737 more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>DWP research report 863: <em>Sorting Out Separation Web App: evaluation of effectiveness</em> highlighted that the longer-term separated found the Sorting out Separation Web app less relevant because they were more likely to know most of the information provided.</p><p> </p><p>The evaluation confirmed that we need better to understand the needs of this group. Several projects funded in the second round of the Innovation Fund are specifically focussing on what type of support works to help longer-term separated couples to collaborate. When these projects have been completed and evaluated, we will be able to consider how further to improve support for longer-term separated parents.</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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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kate Green more like this
47739
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
unstar 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 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate he has made of the level of need in rural communities for discretionary housing payments beyond 2014-15. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Arfon more like this
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Hywel Williams more like this
star this property uin 195835 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p /> <p /> <p>An assessment has not yet been made about the level of need in rural communities for Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) beyond 2014/15. DHP funding after 2014/15 will be agreed in due course and will be informed by evidence on the use and demand for DHPs, including in rural communities. The Department is currently collecting data on the use of Discretionary Housing Payments in the 2013/14 financial year.</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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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Steve Webb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Hywel Williams more like this
46956
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effects of congestion charging on traffic movements in London in each year since the introduction of such charging. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newport West more like this
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Paul Flynn more like this
star this property uin 195184 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Under the terms of the Greater London Authority Act 1999, transport in London, including the Congestion Charge scheme, is the responsibility of Transport for London and the Mayor. Therefore, the Department for Transport has not made an assessment specifically about traffic movements in London in each year since the introduction of congestion charging.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Flynn more like this
47342
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which 10 consultancy firms were paid the most by his Department in the last financial year; and how much each of those firms was paid. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham East more like this
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Chris Leslie more like this
star this property uin 195584 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The table below sets out the ten professional services consultancy firms paid the most by the Department during the eleven months of the financial year 2013-14 for which we have data. These companies are sorted in descending level of departmental expenditure.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Company Name </strong></p></td><td><p><strong> Total spend for periods 1 to 11 of financial year 2013/14 </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>EVERSHEDS LLP</p></td><td><p>13,829,112</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>FRESHFIELDS BRUCKHAUS DERINGER</p></td><td><p>3,245,153</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>SYSTEMS UP LTD</p></td><td><p>706,248</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DTZ</p></td><td><p>414,077</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ALLEN &amp; OVERY</p></td><td><p>236,786</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>CUBIC TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS LTD</p></td><td><p>234,598</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>THOMPSONS SOLICITORS</p></td><td><p>234,260</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>NABARRO LLP</p></td><td><p>200,614</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ROWSELL WRIGHT LTD</p></td><td><p>160,486</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>BOYES TURNER LLP</p></td><td><p>160,000</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Chris Leslie more like this
47343
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will request the Driving Standards Agency and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to waive charges arising from car seizures as a result of database classification errors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Joan Walley more like this
star this property uin 195538 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency does not seize and impound cars.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) adopts a compliance and enforcement approach to ensuring vehicle excise duty is paid. This includes reminder letters and late licensing penalties as well as court prosecutions and the wheelclamping and/or removal of unlicensed vehicles.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>If the DVLA is made aware of any action taken as a result of an error, officials will consider refunding any charges incurred. Each case is considered individually.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Walley more like this
47345
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many vehicles have been crushed as a result of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency database errors since July 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stoke-on-Trent North more like this
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Joan Walley more like this
star this property uin 195536 more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p>The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) does not hold the information requested.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>If the DVLA is made aware of any enforcement action taken as a result of an error, officials consider compensating for any losses incurred. Each case is considered individually.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Wimbledon more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Hammond more like this
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less than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-10T12:00:00.00Z
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1585
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Hammond more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Joan Walley more like this