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star this property date less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
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Cabinet Office more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 53 more like this
star 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 hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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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 output per hour worked in the United Kingdom compares with output per hour worked in each of the other G7 countries for each year or part year since 1997 for which there are data are available. more like this
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Lord Sharkey more like this
star this property uin HL2353 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
star this property answer text <p>The information requested falls within the responsibility of the UK Statistics Authority. I have asked the Authority to reply.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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less than 2014-11-03T16:41:22.4642544Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-03T16:41:22.4642544Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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star this property file name Lord Sharkey HL2353 ONS letter.pdf more like this
star this property title UK Statistics Authority Response more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Sharkey more like this
1023634
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star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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 were the annual growth rates of labour productivity in each year since 2000; and what rates they forecast for each year to 2022. more like this
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
star this property uin HL12191 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
star this property answer text <p><strong>Growth in labour productivity, 2000 – 2022</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year </strong> <strong>(</strong><sup>f</sup><strong> – forecast)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Output per hour worked, % change on previous year, seasonally adjusted</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2000</p></td><td><p>3.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002</p></td><td><p>2.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003</p></td><td><p>2.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004</p></td><td><p>1.2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>2.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>1.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>-0.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>-1.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>1.3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>1.1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>-0.7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>-0.4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>0.6</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>1.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>0.5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018<sup>f</sup></p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019<sup>f</sup></p></td><td><p>0.8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2020<sup>f</sup></p></td><td><p>0.9</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2021<sup>f</sup></p></td><td><p>1.0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2022<sup>f</sup></p></td><td><p>1.1</p></td></tr></tbody></table><ul><li>The table presents past and projected annual growth rates of UK labour productivity defined as output per hour worked.</li><li>The growth rates for the period 2000 to 2017 were obtained from the ONS (Labour productivity time series (PRDY), UK<em> Whole Economy: Output per hour worked % change per annum SA</em>, released 5th October 2018, <a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/labourproductivity/timeseries/lzvd/prdy" target="_blank">link</a>)</li><li>The projected future growth rates (2018 – 2022) were published by the Office for Budget Responsibility in the <em>Economic and Fiscal Outlook – October 2018</em> (page 87, Table 3.10 Detailed summary forecast, <a href="https://obr.uk/efo/economic-fiscal-outlook-october-2018/" target="_blank">link</a>)</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-12-19T12:53:16.093Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T12:53:16.093Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4284
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-11more like thismore than 2018-12-11
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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 To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of analysis by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development that the productivity gap between the UK and other developed countries is less than previously thought. more like this
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
star this property uin HL12192 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2018-12-19more like thismore than 2018-12-19
star this property answer text <p>This analysis is a welcome initiative by the OECD to improve the international comparability of productivity statistics. It was initiated in response to a request from the ONS to examine how different countries go about measuring total hours worked (which are required to calculate output per hour worked).</p><p> </p><p>When calculating labour productivity there is a trade-off between using the best available data sourced from different countries’ national accounts, or data compiled on the most consistent basis. The OECD research finds that while for many countries this choice makes a minor difference, for the UK it has a larger effect and improves our performance relative to other countries.</p><p> </p><p>The ONS is examining how best to incorporate these findings into their international comparisons of labour productivity and plans to publish an article on this in January 2019; including more detailed breakdowns of how the UK compares with other developed countries on a more consistent basis.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2018-12-19T12:53:54.833Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-19T12:53:54.833Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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4284
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
1038756
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star this property date less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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 steps they are taking to improve labour productivity in the UK. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL12721 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-01-16more like thismore than 2019-01-16
star this property answer text <p>Raising labour productivity is at the heart of the Government’s Modern Industrial Strategy. The strategy aims to improve labour productivity by encouraging innovation, developing high quality jobs, supporting UK businesses and fostering growth in all parts of the UK.</p><p> </p><p>A year into the Industrial Strategy we have made significant progress towards these goals, including:</p><ul><li><strong>Investing substantially in skills </strong>– We are designing a National Retraining Scheme to support adults impacted by automation, investing £406 in STEM and technical education for people of all ages as well as introducing new T levels to provide a technical alternative to A levels, in addition to our reforms to apprenticeships.</li><li><strong>The biggest increase in R&amp;D funding ever</strong> – we have committed an extra £7bn by 2023/24, including £2.7bn already allocated to innovative programmes supporting industry and researchers through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.</li><li><strong>Record investment in infrastructure with £37bn committed through the National Productivity Investment Fund by 2023/24.</strong> This includes £2.45bn for Transforming Cities and £1bn in digital infrastructure.</li><li><strong>Publication of Nine Sector Deals</strong>, supporting billions in investment from the public and private sector and important sectoral reforms on issues such as technology diffusion and workforce diversity. A further three deals are being negotiated.</li><li><strong>Announcement of the first ‘missions’ under the Grand Challenges,</strong> aiming to galvanise action on ambitious and specific goals in AI &amp; Data, Clean Growth, the Future of Mobility and Ageing Society. This includes a second clean growth mission to decarbonise industrial clusters.</li></ul>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley more like this
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less than 2019-01-16T16:58:50.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-16T16:58:50.627Z
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2616
star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley 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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star this property date less than 2014-11-04more like thismore than 2014-11-04
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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 To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Livingston of Parkhead on 13 October (HL1890), what they consider to be the reasons for the differences between the output per worker per hour in the United Kingdom and those of the other G7 countries, as reported by the Office for National Statistics in its statistical bulletin <i>International Comparisons of Productivity—Final Estimates 2012</i>; and what plans they have to improve the United Kingdom’s relative position. more like this
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Lord Birt more like this
star this property uin HL2655 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
star this property answer text <p>The most up to date productivity data for 2012 are in the table.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Current Price Productivity, 2012, G7 countries, Index UK=100</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong><em> </em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Japan</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Germany</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Canada</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Italy</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>France</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>US</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>UK</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>G7 excl. UK</em></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>GDP per worker</strong></p></td><td><p>90</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p>104</p></td><td><p>116</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>140</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>120</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>GDP per hour worked</strong></p></td><td><p>85</p></td><td><p>129</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>109</p></td><td><p>128</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>117</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: International Comparisons of Productivity, First Estimates for 2013, ONS (Oct 2014)</p><p> </p><p>http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/icp/international-comparisons-of-productivity/2013---first-estimates/index.html</p><p> </p><p>Analysis undertaken by BIS (2012) to support Lord Heseltine’s Review of UK Competitiveness examined UK productivity in comparison to France, Germany and the USA. An analysis of productivity across all G7 countries has not yet been completed. The full analysis can be found <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/34647/12-1207-benchmarking-uk-competitiveness-in-the-global-economy.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> but the main findings were:</p><p> </p><p>The analysis decomposed the productivity gap (measured by output per hour worked) into two components:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Sector productivity effect – the share of the gap arising due to productivity in a given sector being higher in another country than in the UK.</li><li>Sector mix effect – the share of the gap arising due to employment in another country being more concentrated in high productivity sectors than in the UK.</li></ul><p> </p><p>When UK productivity is compared to France, Germany and the USA, the sector productivity effect in each of the comparator countries fully explains the gap. As such, higher productivity across almost all sectors in each of these economies accounts for the entirety of their lead over the UK. In fact, the UK’s favourable sector mix went some way towards reducing the gap, particularly against France.</p><p> </p><p>Naturally, the factors driving the gap vary by country. However, at the aggregate level, the UK tends to have lower capital per head than France and Germany and a less efficient use of inputs in production (Total Factor Productivity) than the USA (<a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/32101/10-1213-economic-growth.pdf" target="_blank">BIS, 2010</a>). There is also a (smaller) gap between the UK and its major competitors in terms of skills. This is generally characterised as a gap in intermediate skills with France and Germany, and a gap in higher level skills relative to the USA.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Plans to Improve UK Productivity</strong></p><p> </p><p>Government policy focuses on delivering growth which in turn depends on productivity in the longer term. In this sense, the majority of longer run Government economic policy is ultimately about raising productivity.</p><p> </p><p>The Government’s industrial strategy and ‘The Plan for Growth’ are creating the right environment for businesses to invest and grow. This will continue to support UK long-term productivity growth.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Data Revisions</strong></p><p> </p><p>Recent changes to national accounts methodology have slightly reduced the productivity gap between the UK and other leading G7 economies. Data for 2012 were revised and are provided in the table above. In case it is of interest, the most recent data for 2013 is also included in the table below. A full decomposition of the productivity gap has not yet been undertaken using the revised data.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Current Price Productivity, 2013, G7 countries, Index UK=100</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong><em> </em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Japan</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Germany</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Canada</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>Italy</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>France</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>US</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>UK</em></strong></p></td><td><p><strong><em>G7 excl. UK</em></strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>GDP per worker</strong></p></td><td><p>88</p></td><td><p>107</p></td><td><p>103</p></td><td><p>115</p></td><td><p>114</p></td><td><p>139</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>119</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>GDP per hour worked</strong></p></td><td><p>85</p></td><td><p>129</p></td><td><p>101</p></td><td><p>109</p></td><td><p>128</p></td><td><p>130</p></td><td><p>100</p></td><td><p>117</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Source: International Comparisons of Productivity, First Estimates for 2013, ONS (Oct 2014)</p><p> </p><p>http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/icp/international-comparisons-of-productivity/2013---first-estimates/index.html</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>References</p><p> </p><p>BIS (2010) Economic Growth, BIS Economics Paper No. 9</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/32101/10-1213-economic-growth.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/32101/10-1213-economic-growth.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p>BIS (2012) Benchmarking UK Competitiveness in the Global Economy, BIS Economics Paper No. 19</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/34647/12-1207-benchmarking-uk-competitiveness-in-the-global-economy.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/34647/12-1207-benchmarking-uk-competitiveness-in-the-global-economy.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T12:31:53.887Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T12:31:53.887Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Livingston of Parkhead more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Birt more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Treasury more like this
unstar 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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to increase the productivity of the UK economy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 223249 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>Autumn Budget announced the next steps we are taking to boost productivity. This includes increasing the National Productivity Investment Fund to more than £37bn to fund important investments in our infrastructure. We are also setting up the National Roads Fund which will provide vital improvements to our road network, piloting new approaches to rural fibre rollout, and supporting new technologies such as artificial intelligence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T13:43:02.483Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T13:43:02.483Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1064082
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Treasury more like this
unstar 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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of recent trends in economic productivity in the UK. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 223482 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-22more like thismore than 2019-02-22
star this property answer text <p>The only sustainable way to raise wages, boost living standards, and increase growth is to boost UK productivity.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2010 we have provided over half a trillion pounds in capital investment, increased investment in skills, and reduced taxes for businesses. At the Autumn Budget, we took further action to increase productivity.</p><p> </p><p>Productivity grew by 0.2% in the last quarter (Q4 2018) and is now 1.9% above its pre-crisis peak. Slow productivity growth since the crisis has not been a phenomenon exclusive to the UK, but across the G7.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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less than 2019-02-22T13:45:12.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-22T13:45:12.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1064083
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Treasury more like this
unstar 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 Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of productivity growth in the last five years can be attributed to financial technology. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 223494 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-02-27more like thismore than 2019-02-27
star this property answer text <p>The government has not made an assessment of the proportion of productivity growth in the last five years that is attributable to financial technology.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government has taken significant steps to increase competition in financial services, including creating an environment in which Fintech firms can grow and compete with incumbents. The Competition and Market Authority has led the Open Banking initiative, bringing more competition and innovation to financial services. The FCA has also established the Innovation Hub and Regulatory Sandbox to support Fintech, both of which are held up as global examples of best practice. Further information on the Government’s efforts to promote FinTech can be found in the FinTech Sector Strategy, published in March 2018.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Newark more like this
star this property answering member printed Robert Jenrick more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-02-27T16:00:31.89Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-12-04more like thismore than 2014-12-04
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star 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
star this property hansard heading Productivity remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps the Government is taking to improve productivity. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Sussex more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
star this property uin 217275 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>Government policy focuses on delivering growth; this in turn partly depends on longer term improvements to productivity. As such, much of the Government’s economic policy is about raising productivity, including but not limited to:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Tax cuts</strong>: Government is actively working to reduce the tax burden where possible to help give businesses the confidence to invest and grow. Initiatives announced at this year’s Autumn Statement include a doubling of the Small Business Rate Relief for a further year, and a continued cap on the annual increase in business rates at 2% from April 2015 to March 2016. More widely the UK now has the lowest headline corporate tax rate in the G7 and 4th lowest in the G20. Budget 2013 announced further measures to reduce the main corporate tax rate to 20% by 2015.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Deregulation</strong>: Government departments are working together to simplify and reduce the regulatory burden for UK businesses through the Red Tape Challenge, One In, One Out , and One In, Two Out policies. This will create a regulatory environment in which businesses have the confidence to invest and grow. This work is already showing significant signs of success; excluding EU regulation, the estimated annual net cost of regulation to UK business has fallen by £1.5bn since 2011.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Skills</strong>: Ensuring employers have access to workers with the right skills plays a crucial role in enhancing the UK’s productivity. This Government has driven up participation in education, employment or training for 16-24 year olds since 2011. Apprenticeship participation has risen by 77% from 2009/10 to 2012/13, and there have been over 2 million Apprentices started since 2010.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government is giving employers more direct control over the design and delivery of training solutions to address skills shortages and improve business performance through the Employer Ownership Pilot (EOP) and its successor Employer Ownership Fund (EOF). The Government is completing round 2 of EOP which will be worth £238m and has announced targeted activity for the auto supply chain and engineering under EOF.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Infrastructure</strong>: High quality infrastructure is essential for supporting productivity growth. Delivering the right infrastructure at a local, regional and national level, across the UK, is therefore key to the government’s long-term economic plan. Since 2010, this Government has completed 55 major roads and local transport projects, completed major improvements to Kings Cross station as well as 400 other stations, opened Heathrow Terminal 2 and introduced £22 billion of private sector investment in water assets.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The National Infrastructure Plan for 2014 outlines a £466 billion plan for the UK’s infrastructure, of which £189 billion is future investment. This includes £15 billion of road improvements, £38bn investment in rail and £46 billion investment in the gas and electricity network.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Science and Innovation</strong>: The government funds and supports innovation in science, technology and engineering to help the UK’s high-tech industries to thrive. This has already seen £600m of government funding committed to the development and commercialisation of eight great technologies, a further £106m investment in new Centres for Doctoral Training, which will train more than 750 new students, and £42m in the creation of the Alan Turing Institute – a world-class research institute specialising in Big Data science. Details of the government’s on-going commitment to science and innovation will feature in the soon to be released Science and Innovation Strategy.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to increase productivity. more like this
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Sir Nicholas Soames more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-01-08more like thismore than 2015-01-08
star this property answer text <p>I refer my Rt.Hon. Friend to the answer I gave him on 9 December 2014, UIN 217275.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Suffolk more like this
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