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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Students: Loans 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, if any, to provide assistance to students paying over six per cent in interest on their tuition fees and maintenance loans. more like this
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
star this property uin HL10106 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The system of variable interest rates based on income is progressive, and ensures that higher earners make a fair contribution to the sustainability of the higher education system.</p><p> </p><p>Student loan interest rates vary with income. Only borrowers earning over £45,000 and those in study pay the maximum interest rate of 6.3% and many will be charged less than this. The system of variable interest rates help ensure that the highest earners make a higher total contribution than those on lower incomes.</p><p> </p><p>Reducing interest rates would benefit high earners only. That is why the government has increased the repayment threshold from tax year 2018-19 and will increase the repayment threshold again in April 2019, reducing monthly repayments for all borrowers earning above £25,000.</p><p> </p><p>We believe that it is right that students should contribute to the cost of their higher education and that this contribution should be linked to their income. This means that those who have benefited the most from their education repay their fair share.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T14:38:53.903Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T14:38:53.903Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Roberts of Llandudno more like this
969341
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-06more like thismore than 2018-09-06
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Grafton College of Management Sciences: Standards 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 assessment they have made of the report published by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education in June on Grafton College of Management Sciences. more like this
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Lord Storey more like this
star this property uin HL10171 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 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>The department considered the published report from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) for Higher Education on Grafton College of Management Sciences Limited, alongside other investigation reports and outcomes, to assess compliance with the department’s ‘Specific Course Designation Guidance: Policy and Guidance for Alternative Providers of Higher Education’ (published in July 2017). The department took action in line with this published guidance to protect public funds. Grafton College of Management Sciences is no longer designated for student support purposes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T14:39:13.063Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T14:39:13.063Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4238
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Storey more like this
58580
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star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Estate Agents Act 1979 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 how many estate agents were subject to (1) a warning notice, and (2) a prohibition order, for each year since 1984 under the Estate Agents Act 1979. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL105 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 2014-06-23more like thismore than 2014-06-23
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Until 31 March 2014, the Office of Fair Trading was responsible for enforcing the Estate Agency Act 1979. Since then, its functions have been transferred to Powys County Council, under the National Trading Standards Board Umbrella.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Data from the archived register for prohibition orders and warning notices in relation to the OFT and its predecessors was:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Prohibition Orders</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Warning Notices</strong></p></td><td> </td><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Prohibition Orders</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Warning Notices</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>10</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td> </td><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Prohibition Order</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Warning Notice</strong></p></td><td> </td><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Prohibition Order</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Warning Notice</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1991</p></td><td><p>8</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1999</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1990</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1998</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1989</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1997</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1988</p></td><td><p>6</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1996</p></td><td><p>2</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1987</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1995</p></td><td><p>3</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1986</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1994</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1985</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1993</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td> </td><td><p>1984</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1992</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td><td> </td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-23T12:55:16.9429677Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-23T12:55:16.9429677Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
58581
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Estate Agents Act 1979 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 how many estate agents since 1 April 2014 (1) have been, or (2) are being, considered for (a) a warning notice, and (b) a prohibition order, under the Estate Agents Act 1979 by the National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL106 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>An order under the Estate Agents Act 1979 may be issued against both estate agents and individuals or businesses who are not currently involved in estate agency work. For example an order can be issued against someone who has formerly been an estate agent, or who has worked closely with an estate agent.</p><p> </p><p>Since the 1st April 2014:</p><p> </p><p>· Three individual orders (two prohibition and one warning) have taken effect. These orders were issued by the Office of Fair Trading but implemented by the National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team.</p><p> </p><p>· Four individual orders and one against a business – all prohibitions - are currently subject to appeals.</p><p> </p><p>· Fifteen new cases are currently being processed by the National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team. ‘Notices of proposal to prohibit' have been issued for six of these cases and are awaiting representations from the individuals and businesses concerned. Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town</p><p> </p><p>· Additionally, the National Trading Standards Estate Agency Team currently has fifteen cases on its books which are awaiting prosecution outcome or further investigation by local Trading Standards teams and which may lead to notices being issued at a later date.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T16:53:28.8969646Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T16:53:28.8969646Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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4159
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Higher Education: Admissions 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for providing higher education providers with access to free school meals data at the start of the undergraduate admissions cycle as part of measures to widen access to higher education. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL10959 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 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answer text <p>Widening participation is a priority for this government. We want to ensure that everyone with talent and potential to succeed in higher education has the opportunity to do so, regardless of background, ethnicity or where they grew up. Higher education institutions play an important role in achieving this goal through their outreach and widening participation work.</p><p>Government has already made available school level data on pupils eligible for free school meals through the ‘Find and compare schools in England’ service and I encourage universities to make use of this. This is available at: <a href="https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/" target="_blank">https://www.compare-school-performance.service.gov.uk/</a>.</p><p>Universities should also continue to work directly with schools and third sector organisations to spot and nurture talent early. I have asked Department for Education officials to look at ways the department can support the sector, to identify talented pupils and to help assist in targeting outreach activity.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-11-06T16:57:33.907Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T16:57:33.907Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-23more like thismore than 2018-10-23
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Higher Education: Admissions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they will use to measure the effectiveness of the mechanisms for meeting the new access and participation targets proposed by the Office for Students. more like this
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
star this property uin HL10960 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 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The Office for Students (OfS), as the new independent regulator for higher education, has recently consulted the sector on a new approach to regulating higher education (HE) providers’ progress on widening access and successful participation in HE. The OfS is expected to respond to the consultation later this year.</p><p>We would expect the OfS to keep any new approach under review, to assess its effectivenes in achieving our goals for improved access and participation in HE by under-represented groups.</p><p>The OfS brings together the levers of both funding and the arrangements for agreeing and monitoring Higher Education providers’ Access and Participation plans to seek continuous improvement in this area. OfS also now has access to a range of sanctions to address concerns about a lack of progress on access and participation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-11-06T17:55:01.967Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-06T17:55:01.967Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3703
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Royall of Blaisdon more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Public Appointments 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government what appointments to public bodies the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has made in the last 12 months. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL110 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>For the 12 month period ending 31 March 2014 the Department made 126 appointments, including new, reappointments and extensions to OCPA regulated public bodies. The appointments were made as follows:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Partner Organisation</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Chair</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Member</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Advisory, Conciliation &amp; Arbitration Service (ACAS)</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Arts Humanities and Research Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Biotechnology &amp; Biological Sciences Research Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Capital for Enterprise</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Competition Commission</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>35</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Competition Service</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Construction Industry Training Board</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1 (employee representative)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Consumer Futures</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Council for Science &amp; Technology</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>13</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Engineering &amp; Physical Sciences Research Council</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Economic &amp; Social Research Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Higher Education Funding Council for England</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Low Pay Commission</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Medical Research Council</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>National Environment Research Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Office of Fair Trading</p></td><td><p>2 (of which 1 was a short-term extension).</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Science &amp; Technology Facilities Council</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Student Loans Company</p></td><td><p>2 (of which 1 was an interim appointment).</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Technology Strategy Board</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UK Commission Atomic Energy Authority</p></td><td><p>1</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T12:00:22.3603914Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T12:00:22.3603914Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Higher Education: Pensions 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 what level of funding they intend to make available to higher education institutions to mitigate the impact of changes to employer contributions on the Teachers’ Pension Scheme. more like this
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Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
star this property uin HL11321 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>​The department will be consulting on the impact that these costs will impose on all institutions covered by the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, including those in the higher education (HE) sector, and will decide what action should be taken.</p><p>At present, the department proposes to provide funding to schools, including state-funded, non-maintained special schools and independent special schools to cover increased pensions costs to ensure that funding is allocated where it is most needed.</p><p>​This includes proposed funding for those further education (FE) providers obliged to offer the Teachers’ Pension Scheme, consisting of general FE colleges, sixth form colleges, designated institutions (including the new designated institutions that form part of HE institution group structures), specialist post-16 institutions and adult &amp; community learning providers (local authority provision).</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T16:17:49.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T16:17:49.297Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-06more like thismore than 2018-11-06
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Higher Education: Pensions 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 To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they anticipate an increase in employer contributions for higher education institutions on the Teachers’ Pension Scheme following changes to actuarial valuations in 2019–20; and if so, what estimate they have made of the amount such an increase will represent. more like this
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Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
star this property uin HL11322 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>For the financial year 2019-20, the changes will be implemented from 1 September 2019 for which the department estimates that £1.1 billion more will need to be put into the Teachers’ Pension Scheme by employers to ensure teachers’ pensions remain generous and attractive to the profession. Of the estimated £1.1 billion, affected higher education institutions are expected to put in £80 million.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2018-11-15T15:27:34.927Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-15T15:27:34.927Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Garden of Frognal more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Universities: Admissions 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 what discussions the Department for Education is having with the Russell Group of universities regarding adding music to their list of facilitating subjects. more like this
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Lord Black of Brentwood more like this
star this property uin HL11550 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-03more like thismore than 2018-12-03
star this property answer text <p>Universities are autonomous from government, and consequently control the criteria used to determine admissions. We are aware that the Russell Group, which comprises 24 of the UK’s leading universities, publishes guidance designed to assist applicants in identifying the A level subjects most likely to facilitate entry to one of their member universities. From engagement with the Russell Group, we understand they are currently reviewing their guidance. The department recognises the importance of arts subjects, including music, and students’ ability to make informed choices is at the heart of our recent reforms to higher education. We are increasing the information available to students to ensure they can make informed choices about what and where to study.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-03T11:53:35.27Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Black of Brentwood more like this