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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The NHS People Plan will develop a new offer for our people through which they will have voice and support including a focus on improved mental health.</p><p>This will build on progress implementing mental health standards in ‘Thriving at Work – a review of mental health and employers’, which have been included in NHS Standard Contracts and embedded in the National Health Service staff health and wellbeing framework.</p> more like this
1132766
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Local authorities have a duty to ensure people receive appropriate care and support. We have given them access to up to £3.9 billion more dedicated funding for adult social care this year, and a further £410 million has been made available for adult and children’s services.</p><p>We will set out our plans to reform the social care system at the earliest opportunity to ensure it is sustainable for the future.</p> more like this
1131988
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Cabinet Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I refer the Honourable Member to my answer given to Question 259078 on 3 June.</p> more like this
1131989
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Contracts are awarded to suppliers submitting the most economically advantageous tender demonstrating the delivery of value for money.</p><p> </p><p>Crown Commercial Service, who act as HM Treasury’s commercial arm, have a policy of always considering social value, and building it into its commercial agreements wherever it is appropriate.</p><p> </p><p>The Government wants UK companies to be successful in public procurement but it is unlawful to negatively assess a bid from a foreign supplier, or a supplier with a foreign supply chain.</p> more like this
1131995
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I refer The hon. Member for Dulwich and West Norwood to the answer I gave on 8 May 2019 to Question <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2019-05-08/252019/" target="_blank">252019</a>.</p><p>Further to this, the government is considering the value for money of the UK's participation in the Erasmus+ programme. This includes a range of monetisable and non-monetisable benefits and costs to ensure we capture all sources of potential economic value and cost. We will also want to consider carefully the impact of any of these options on students from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with disabilities in our assessments.</p><p>This assessment is ongoing and is part of a wider, cross-government exercise on considering value for money of EU programmes.</p><p>Ultimately, any decisions about our participation in the Erasmus+ programme will also be a matter for wider negotiations about our future relationship with the EU.</p>
1131999
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The first report on Inheritance Tax published by the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) in November 2018 made a number of recommendations to simplify the administration of the tax. The OTS has committed to publishing a second report in 2019 on simplifying the tax from a technical and design standpoint and the Government will consider their recommendations carefully. Any policy changes to Inheritance Tax will be considered by the Chancellor at fiscal events.</p><p> </p> more like this
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Industrial Strategy is our long-term plan to boost productivity by backing businesses to create high-quality, well paid jobs throughout the United Kingdom, with investment in skills, industries and infrastructure. ​​The Industrial Strategy is how we are creating an economy that works for everyone: highly innovative, highly skilled and high quality, supported by low taxation and smart regulation. ​</p><p> </p><p>Through a cross-government programme, Industrial Strategy focuses on:</p><p> </p><ul><li>Strengthening the Foundations of productivity – by encouraging innovation, developing high quality jobs, supporting UK businesses and fostering growth in all parts of the UK.</li><li>Building long-term strategic partnerships with businesses through Sector Deals between government and industry.</li><li>Taking on Grand Challenges in Artificial Intelligence and Data Economy, Clean Growth, Ageing Society and Future of Mobility - society-changing opportunities and industries of the future where the UK can build on its strengths and lead the world.</li></ul>
1132005
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Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are aware of this issue, affecting 19 local government bodies and, together with Public Sector Audit Appointments Ltd, are monitoring the situation. It is not acceptable for a professional services firm like EY to be unable to meet its contractual obligations to the statutory timetable and we expect the situation to be resolved as quickly as possible.</p><p>The forthcoming review of the local audit regime will consider the implications of our audit policy, including the timeliness of audit completion.</p> more like this
1132006
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Department for Transport more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The CAA, as the independent safety regulator, has not made an estimate of the scale of unlawful passenger transport operations.</p><p> </p><p>There are strict rules in place that require commercial air transport operations to be operated by the holder of an Air Operator Certificate (AOC) and an Operating Licence (OL). It is an offence to operate a commercial air transport flight without an AOC or OL.</p><p> </p><p>Since 2016, the CAA’s investigations and enforcement team has received 21 allegations of illegal public transport. The CAA investigates such allegations and will prosecute people where there is sufficient evidence, and where it is in the public interest to do so. The CAA also conducts spot check visits to airfields and public events where aeroplane and helicopter operations take place, and where it finds evidence that a flight may have operated illegally it has the power to detain an aircraft and, where appropriate, take enforcement action.</p> more like this
1132008
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Department for Education more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>After a school undergoes conversion to an academy, it is no longer managed by local authorities. In the majority of cases, local authorities typically charge a fee to the schools and academies within a private finance initiative (PFI) contract in respect of local authority management of the PFI contract. The Department does not hold details on these fees. For further information, please contact the relevant local authority.</p> more like this