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star this property date less than 2017-07-12more like thismore than 2017-07-12
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government 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 of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 5 July (HL Deb, col 899), whether they will produce the necessary resources to ensure that the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea have sufficient funds to cover discretionary housing payments for as long as they are needed. more like this
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
star this property uin HL777 more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>We have relaxed the benefit rules for anyone affected by the Grenfell Tower fire, which means that payments from the Grenfell Tower residents’ discretionary fund do not affect any social security benefit.</p><p>Guidance issued to local authorities on 23 June 2017, re-enforced that former Grenfell residents should be treated as a priority for Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) and local authorities in the surrounding areas have confirmed that they would see former residents as a priority for DHP funding where needed, following the 12 month rent free period.</p><p>The guidance (attached) can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hb-bulletin-u32017-discretionary-housing-payments-to-former-residents-of-grenfell-tower" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/hb-bulletin-u32017-discretionary-housing-payments-to-former-residents-of-grenfell-tower</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T16:56:57.877Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T16:56:57.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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star this property file name 170911 Discretionery Housing Payments HL777.pdf more like this
star this property title Discretionary housing payments more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Lister of Burtersett more like this
753305
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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 Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government 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 households were accepted as unintentionally homeless in each year from 2005 to 2016. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL993 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Time spent in temporary accommodation means that no family with a child ever has to be without a roof over their heads. The number of households in temporary accommodation is well below the peak over a decade ago, in 2005.</p><p>But temporary accommodation is an intermediate measure. This government changed the law to allow councils to place families in decent and affordable private rented homes. This means homeless households do not have to wait as long for settled accommodation, spending less time in temporary accommodation.</p><p>We have also replaced DWP’s Temporary Accommodation Management Fee with a Flexible Homelessness Support Grant which local authorities can use more strategically to prevent and tackle homelessness. This amounts to £402m over the two years from 2017/18.</p><p>This government is implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades, the Homelessness Reduction Act, which significantly reforms England’s homelessness legislation, ensuring that more people get the help they need earlier to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.</p><p>The Act places duties on local authorities to intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness in their areas. It also requires local authorities to provide new homelessness services to all those affected, not just those who are protected under existing legislation.</p><p>I will place detailed figures in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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HL994 more like this
HL995 more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.857Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.857Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
753306
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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 Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government 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 how many households were housed in temporary accommodation in each year from 2005 to 2016. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL994 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Time spent in temporary accommodation means that no family with a child ever has to be without a roof over their heads. The number of households in temporary accommodation is well below the peak over a decade ago, in 2005.</p><p>But temporary accommodation is an intermediate measure. This government changed the law to allow councils to place families in decent and affordable private rented homes. This means homeless households do not have to wait as long for settled accommodation, spending less time in temporary accommodation.</p><p>We have also replaced DWP’s Temporary Accommodation Management Fee with a Flexible Homelessness Support Grant which local authorities can use more strategically to prevent and tackle homelessness. This amounts to £402m over the two years from 2017/18.</p><p>This government is implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades, the Homelessness Reduction Act, which significantly reforms England’s homelessness legislation, ensuring that more people get the help they need earlier to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.</p><p>The Act places duties on local authorities to intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness in their areas. It also requires local authorities to provide new homelessness services to all those affected, not just those who are protected under existing legislation.</p><p>I will place detailed figures in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
HL993 more like this
HL995 more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.933Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.933Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
753307
unstar 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 Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government 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 estimate of the number of children housed in temporary accommodation in each year from 2005 to 2016. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL995 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2017-09-11
star this property answer text <p>Time spent in temporary accommodation means that no family with a child ever has to be without a roof over their heads. The number of households in temporary accommodation is well below the peak over a decade ago, in 2005.</p><p>But temporary accommodation is an intermediate measure. This government changed the law to allow councils to place families in decent and affordable private rented homes. This means homeless households do not have to wait as long for settled accommodation, spending less time in temporary accommodation.</p><p>We have also replaced DWP’s Temporary Accommodation Management Fee with a Flexible Homelessness Support Grant which local authorities can use more strategically to prevent and tackle homelessness. This amounts to £402m over the two years from 2017/18.</p><p>This government is implementing the most ambitious legislative reform in decades, the Homelessness Reduction Act, which significantly reforms England’s homelessness legislation, ensuring that more people get the help they need earlier to prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place.</p><p>The Act places duties on local authorities to intervene at earlier stages to prevent homelessness in their areas. It also requires local authorities to provide new homelessness services to all those affected, not just those who are protected under existing legislation.</p><p>I will place detailed figures in the Library of the House.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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HL993 more like this
HL994 more like this
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less than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.983Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-11T14:53:48.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth more like this
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4153
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
752477
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star this property date less than 2017-07-17more like thismore than 2017-07-17
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet 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, in the light of the instruction included on the 2016 London Mayoral election that voters should “Vote once [x] in column A for your first choice, and Vote once [x] in column B for your second choice”, whether they instructed the returning officers for (1) that election, and (2) other mayoral elections, to make it clear to voters that they must vote both for a first choice and for a second choice candidate; if so, on what basis that instruction was given; and whether they intend to review their instructions for future mayoral elections. more like this
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Lord Palmer of Childs Hill more like this
star this property uin HL923 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government did not issue instructions to Returning Officers for the May 2016 London Mayoral and other mayoral elections to inform voters they must vote for a first choice and second choice candidate. The instruction on the ballot paper reflects how the supplementary vote works but it is for the voter to decide who they wish to vote for and whether they want to vote for one, two or any candidates. The Government is happy to consider any additional information on how to complete a ballot paper for polls using the supplementary vote system but, as was said in our manifesto, we are keen to move to the First Past the Post system for such polls which we think will be clearer and easier for electors to use.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:55:39.07Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:55:39.07Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Palmer of Childs Hill more like this
753340
unstar 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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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office 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 Written Answers by Baroness Chisholm of Owlpen on 26 October (HL2496) and 8 November 2016 (HL2803), what progress they have made in creating an online electoral registration checking tool to assist people seeking to know whether or not they are already registered, and to reduce the number of duplicate registrations. more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL1028 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no plans to create an online electoral registration checking tool. Registers are held locally rather than centrally. There would be major technical, security and privacy issues around consolidating the registers to allow a live registration check, especially given that a checking tool would require an elector to prove their identity in the course of making an application. The investment costs required to overcome these barriers would significantly outweigh the cost of processing duplicates.</p><p>The Government nevertheless recognises that duplicate registrations represent a burden to administrators and that this may be the case in particular at the time of major elections. We are currently examining evidence collected during the recent general election to understand the scale of this issue and to identify more practicable solutions than a checking tool. For example, there may be the potential for improvements to the online journey to reduce duplicates. It may also be possible to exploit electoral management software systems to improve duplicate processing. The Government is taking forward this work with the Association of Electoral Administrators, the Scottish Assessors Association and the Electoral Commission.</p><p>At the same time, it is clear that online registration has led to a boost in registration levels. Compared to other means of increasing registration, such as the issuing of Household Notification Letters in advance of polls, online registration is highly cost efficient, even accounting for duplicate applications.</p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:54:14.18Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:54:14.18Z
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3359
star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2484
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
753341
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office 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 extent to which detecting incidents of the same person voting more than once in the same election from different addresses will (1) require the creation of a national database based on collating the local electoral registers as maintained by each Electoral Registration Officer, (2) compilation of the marked registers from each election in electronic format, and (3) enabling such information to be used by those investigating such allegations more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL1029 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answer text <p>Voting more than once at a General Election is a crime which carries an unlimited financial penalty. Any evidence of an individual who is suspected to have voted twice at the General Election should be reported to the Police for investigation. In addition, the presiding officer at a polling station may ask any elector if they have already voted, and may withhold a ballot paper from an elector if they do not answer the question satisfactorily. The electoral register is marked to record the issuing of ballot papers to individuals at polling stations; there are electronic records of the issuing of postal votes representing an equivalent to the marked register for some electors. These records can already assist with an investigation should any voting irregularities be suspected.</p><p>There are a number of significant technical and practical barriers, as well as security and privacy concerns, relating to implementing a national electoral registration database. The Government has no plans to create such a database.</p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1030 more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:52:14.813Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:52:14.813Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2484
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
753342
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star this property date less than 2017-07-18more like thismore than 2017-07-18
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office 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 extent to which the prevention of multiple voting in the same election by the same person using different addresses may require a change to the electoral registration process such that an individual may only be included on a particular register for a general election, regional assembly or referendum from somewhere other than their sole address, if that individual has been resident at that alternative address on most days in the preceding year more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL1030 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answer text <p>Voting more than once at a General Election is a crime which carries an unlimited financial penalty. Any evidence of an individual who is suspected to have voted twice at the General Election should be reported to the Police for investigation. In addition, the presiding officer at a polling station may ask any elector if they have already voted, and may withhold a ballot paper from an elector if they do not answer the question satisfactorily. The electoral register is marked to record the issuing of ballot papers to individuals at polling stations; there are electronic records of the issuing of postal votes representing an equivalent to the marked register for some electors. These records can already assist with an investigation should any voting irregularities be suspected.</p><p>There are a number of significant technical and practical barriers, as well as security and privacy concerns, relating to implementing a national electoral registration database. The Government has no plans to create such a database.</p>
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL1029 more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:52:14.877Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:52:14.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2484
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
753343
unstar 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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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office 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 extent to which the form of identification accompanying a postal vote should be amended to also require signed confirmation (1) that the ballot paper has been completed only by the person entitled to do so, (2) that this has been done, together with the sealing of the ballot paper in the envelope provided, in conditions of privacy, and (3) that the envelope was returned directly by that person to a Post Box, the Electoral Registration Officer/Returning Officer, or to a polling station on polling day, save only for those people requiring assistance from someone such as a carer, and as is necessary on the grounds of disability more like this
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Lord Rennard more like this
star this property uin HL1031 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-06more like thismore than 2017-09-06
star this property answer text <p>There are already measures in place designed to safeguard the security of postal voting, including the use of personal identifiers by postal voters. Sir Eric Pickles’ review of electoral fraud, published in 2016, considered postal voting and identified a number of areas in which the existing rules around postal voting could be tightened. The Government responded to the review, addressing each of its recommendations in turn, and setting out a number of measures for tackling the risk of fraud.</p><p>The Government is continuing to consider how to improve the integrity of postal voting and electoral processes in general, and will keep these matters under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2017-09-06T12:52:47.317Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-06T12:52:47.317Z
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star this property label Biography information for The Earl of Courtown more like this
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2484
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Rennard more like this
749230
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star this property date less than 2017-07-06more like thismore than 2017-07-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
unstar 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 what is their response to the analysis in the report of the Institute for Fiscal Studies on the public cost of student loans that, for each £1 loaned to cover costs of tuition and maintenance, the long-term cost to the Treasury is 43.3p. more like this
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this
star this property uin HL566 more like this
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star 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>The Resource Accounting and Budgeting (RAB) charge estimates the value of loans that will not be repaid during their 30-year term. This is usually expressed as a percentage of the loan outlay made in the relevant year.</p><p> </p><p>The estimate of the RAB charge referenced in the question appears to have been taken from the 2014 Institute for Fiscal Studies report on “Estimating the public cost of student loans”. However, the most recently published Institute for Fiscal Studies report of July 2017 has updated this estimate to 31.3%. This is broadly similar to the Government’s estimate of the RAB charge at around 30% for full time tuition fee and maintenance loans and part time fee loans issued in 2016/17.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Sugg more like this
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less than 2017-08-09T16:22:22.193Zmore like thismore than 2017-08-09T16:22:22.193Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Sugg more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hunt of Kings Heath more like this