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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Electronic Commerce: VAT 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, further to the Written Answer by Lord O’Neill of Gatley on 8 December (HL3854), what were the dates of the last three written communications from HMRC to Trading Standards about VAT fraud among online traders operating from abroad, including email, and to what persons at what offices they were addressed. more like this
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Lord Lucas more like this
star this property uin HL4404 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-23more like thismore than 2015-12-23
star this property answer text <br /><p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs does not disclose communications it has with its enforcement partners, or the content of those communications, to avoid compromising sensitive policy and operational activities.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-12-23T10:23:32.43Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-23T10:23:32.43Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Lucas more like this
437331
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star this property date less than 2015-12-11more like thismore than 2015-12-11
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Stamp Duty Reserve Tax 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 amount of stamp duty reserve tax that will be repaid following the 2012 decision of the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax) in the case of <i>HSBC Holdings PLC and the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation v HMRC </i>(TC/2009/165484)<i>.</i> more like this
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Baroness Worthington more like this
star this property uin HL4532 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-23more like thismore than 2015-12-23
star this property answer text <br /><p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is not in a position to provide an assessment of Stamp Duty Reserve Tax that may be repaid following the 2012 First Tier Tribunal decision in the case of HSBC Holdings PLC and the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation v HMRC. This is due to ongoing litigation of cases arising from that decision.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-12-23T10:29:50.18Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-23T10:29:50.18Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Worthington more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-12-11more like thismore than 2015-12-11
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Stamp Duty Reserve Tax more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much stamp duty reserve tax has been repaid following the 2012 decision of the First-Tier Tribunal (Tax) in the case of<i> HSBC Holdings PLC and the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation v HMRC</i> (TC/2009/165484). more like this
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Baroness Worthington more like this
star this property uin HL4533 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 2015-12-23more like thismore than 2015-12-23
star this property answer text <br /><p>The First Tier Tribunal in the case of HSBC Holdings PLC and the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation v HMRC decided in March 2012 that the taxing of Stamp Duty Reserve Tax at 1.5% on a transfer of shares which is integral to a share capital raising exercise to a depositary receipt issuer or clearance service, infringed the Capital Duty Directive. Following that decision, HMRC has repaid a total of £168 million Stamp Duty Reserve Tax to various claimants.</p><br /> <br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-12-23T10:27:17.98Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-23T10:27:17.98Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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4235
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Worthington more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-22more like thismore than 2015-10-22
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Financial Services more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government when ministers last met representatives of the Investment Association to discuss fund management industry matters. more like this
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Lord Patten more like this
star this property uin HL2918 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-05more like thismore than 2015-11-05
star this property answer text <br /><p>Treasury Ministers have meetings with a wide variety of organisations in the public and private sectors as part of the process of policy development and delivery.</p><p>Ministers’ Quarterly Transparency Returns provide details of ministerial meetings with external organisations on departmental business and are published on a quarterly basis and can be found on the Government’s website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-11-05T16:18:20.903Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-05T16:18:20.903Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Patten more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-14more like thismore than 2015-07-14
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare State: Children more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, for each financial year from 2015–16 to 2020–21, what are the estimated annual costs of (1) child benefit, (2) child tax credits, (3) free school meals for Year 1 and Year 2 children, (4) Universal Credit First Child Premium, (5) Working Tax Credit Childcare element, (6) working tax credit lone parent element, (7) housing benefit family premium, (8) child care grant, and (9) healthy start. more like this
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Lord True more like this
star this property uin HL1427 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-07-28more like thismore than 2015-07-28
star this property answer text <p>(1, 2, 5, 6)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has published expenditure forecasts for tax credits and Child Benefit as part of their recently published Economic and Fiscal Outlook document. The relevant information relating to personal tax credits and child benefit is reproduced below. Expenditure forecasts are not produced for individual elements of tax credits.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="4"> </td><td colspan="7"><p>£ billion</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Estimate</p></td><td colspan="6"><p>Forecast</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td colspan="6"><p>Welfare cap period</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>2020-21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Personal tax credits</p></td><td><p>29.7</p></td><td><p>29.5</p></td><td><p>25.3</p></td><td><p>26.3</p></td><td><p>27.3</p></td><td><p>27.5</p></td><td><p>28.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Child benefit</p></td><td><p>11.6</p></td><td><p>11.5</p></td><td><p>11.4</p></td><td><p>11.4</p></td><td><p>11.3</p></td><td><p>11.3</p></td><td><p>11.4</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(3)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is providing over £1 billion of funding in 2014-15 and 2015-16 to meet the costs of universal free school meals for children in reception, year 1 and year 2. Funding for later years will be considered as part of the forthcoming Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Schools also provide free school meals for children up to the age of 18, based on their parents’ eligibility for certain benefits. This will include children in years 1 and 2. This is funded separately from within the Dedicated Schools Grant allocated to schools. It is up to schools to decide how to use their budgets and the Government does not measure spend on free school meals for this cohort.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(4)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has published expenditure forecasts for Universal Credit as part of their recently published Economic and Fiscal Outlook document. The relevant information is reproduced below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Expenditure forecasts are not produced by individual Universal Credit elements and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td rowspan="3"> </td><td colspan="7"><p>£ billion</p></td></tr><tr><td> </td><td colspan="6"><p>Welfare cap period</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td><td><p>2020-21</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Universal credit*</p></td><td><p>0.1</p></td><td><p>0.5</p></td><td><p>-0.2</p></td><td><p>-0.9</p></td><td><p>-1.7</p></td><td><p>-2.7</p></td><td><p>-3.1</p></td></tr><tr><td colspan="8"><p>*Universal credit actual spending for 2014-15 and 2015-16. Spending from 2016-17 onwards represents universal credit additional costs not already included against other benefits (i.e. UC payments that do not exist under current benefit structure).</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(7)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The information relating to housing benefit is not readily available and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(8)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Forecasts are not available for child care grants, for which the rate is set annually. £74 million of awards were made in the 2013/14 academic year. Information relating to student support grant for childcare for 2016/17 was published in a written statement by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on 21 July 2015. It confirmed that the maximum childcare grant payable in 2016-17, which covers 85 per cent of actual childcare costs, will be £155.24 per week for one child only and £266.15 per week for two or more children. Student support grants for childcare form just one component of the overall student grant budget.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>(9)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The estimated annual costs for the Healthy start scheme for 2015/16 are £81.6 million, net of devolved administration receipts.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-07-28T16:03:13.813Zmore like thismore than 2015-07-28T16:03:13.813Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord True more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Engineering: Tunnels more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking to ensure that tunnelling engineering skills in the UK are not lost. more like this
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
star this property uin HL3912 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-09more like thismore than 2015-12-09
star this property answer text <p>.</p><p>In 2012, the Government published “Tunnelling: A Capability Analysis” which identified the tunnelling skills essential to deliver key projects, including Crossrail, HS2 and the Thames Tideway Tunnel.</p><br /><p>To help meet this demand and maintain the UK’s skills base, the National Construction College delivers training at a purpose-built facility: the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy in East London.</p><br /><p>In September, the Government published the National Infrastructure Plan for Skills, to ensure the UK has the right skills base to deliver and maintain world-class infrastructure. This report sets out the scale of the challenge and is just the first step. The Government is now consulting with stakeholders across industry, academia and training providers to build a series of detailed actions to address the skills challenge.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-12-09T16:50:53.1Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-09T16:50:53.1Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kennedy of Cradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-22more like thismore than 2015-12-22
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading National Savings Bonds: Pensioners more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they will clarify whether they intend to reissue the 65+ Guarantee of Growth Bonds as and when they mature. more like this
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Lord Trefgarne more like this
star this property uin HL4808 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 2016-01-08
star this property answer text <p>65+ GGB “Pensioner” Bonds were a special issue aimed at helping pensioners who rely on their savings in retirement. There are currently no plans for a further issue.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2016-01-08T14:02:35.887Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-08T14:02:35.887Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Trefgarne more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their latest estimate of the number of Equitable Life policy holders who have still to be contacted before the Equitable Life Payment Scheme closes. more like this
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark more like this
star this property uin HL1707 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-08-04more like thismore than 2015-08-04
star this property answer text <p><strong>At 31 May 2015, payments have been issued to around 87 per cent of eligible Equitable Life policyholders. Approximately 13 per cent of policyholders are therefore currently untraced and unpaid. This is already below the National Audit Office’s 2003 prediction that 17-20 per cent would be left unpaid at the end of the Scheme. </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>The Scheme remains committed to tracing and paying as many eligible policyholders as it can before it closes. Strenuous efforts have been made to trace policyholders through advertising, electronic tracing methods, writing to last known addresses, and working with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). As announced at Summer Budget, work is continuing with the DWP to trace unpaid policyholders due a payment of £50 or more, where sufficient details are held to enable the DWP tracing service to be used. This further tracing will be completed before the Scheme closes to new claims on 31 December 2015.</strong></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-08-04T10:55:07.247Zmore like thismore than 2015-08-04T10:55:07.247Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley 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 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxation: Self-employed more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps are being taken to support self-employed people who are confused over their tax status or struggle to understand the tax system. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL4289 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-21more like thismore than 2015-12-21
star this property answer text <p><strong>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) provides business with detailed guidance and an online Employment Status Indicator to check whether they are employed or self-employed for tax, National Insurance or VAT purposes. This is available on the gov.uk website.</strong></p><br /><p><strong>HMRC is working with stakeholders to improve the online tool. Customers needing further support can call the Helpline on 03001232326. </strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-12-21T14:20:41.39Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T14:20:41.39Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-07-21more like thismore than 2015-07-21
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Banks more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to weaken the ring-fence scheme separating retail and investment banks. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL1722 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-08-04more like thismore than 2015-08-04
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Government has no plans to weaken the ring-fence legislation. </strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>The ring-fencing of retail from wholesale/investment banking is central to the Government’s structural reforms of UK banks. Ring-fencing was a key recommendation of the Independent Commission on Banking (ICB), established in June 2010 and chaired by Sir John Vickers. Ring-fencing will insulate retail banking services (whose continuous provision is essential to financial stability and to the wider economy) from shocks originating elsewhere in the global financial system. It will also make ring-fenced retail banks simpler and easier for the authorities to resolve should they or their wider corporate groups fail.</strong></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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less than 2015-08-04T10:53:35.177Zmore like thismore than 2015-08-04T10:53:35.177Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord O'Neill of Gatley more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this