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unstar this property answering dept sort name International Trade more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for International Trade Defence and Security Organisation (DIT DSO) does not subsidise the defence industry.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The bid criteria is commercially sensitive and therefore not published, however all bids were evaluated against a set criteria and as such the solution that Sopra Steria Ltd proposed was evaluated as per the other bidders against the statement of requirements and evaluation criteria.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Information on the number of applications for Biometric enrolment received from specific addresses is not collated centrally as part of the production of the quarterly Immigration Statistics. Biometric enrolment is a key requirement for the majority of visa application types.</p><p>The nearest available published information relates to total in-country migration transparency data on applications , latest edition at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migration-data-february-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/in-country-migration-data-february-2019</a></p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold the information requested. Sopra Steria Ltd did the analysis as part of their submission. I would refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave to UIN 251272 on the 13th May 2019.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Environment, Food and Rural Affairs more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Packaging (Essential Requirements) Regulations already require all retailers to ensure that all their packaging does not exceed what is needed to make sure the products are safe, hygienic and acceptable for both the packed product and for the consumer. As part of the Resources and Waste Strategy, we have committed to review the effectiveness of these regulations by the end of next year.</p><p> </p><p>We are also consulting on reforms to the way we manage packaging waste. We have set out in our consultation options for how we want to enhance the incentive for producers to make better packaging design choices.</p><p> </p><p>Plastic packaging for some fruit and vegetables can extend their shelf life, which can help to reduce food waste.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>UK Visa and Citizenship Application Service (UK VCAS) centres are run by Sopra Steria Ltd (SSL) on behalf of UK Visas &amp; Immigration (UKVI). <br>Sopra Steria, undertook market research to identify initial service locations; their research included the impact on customer travel time, cost and accessibility. There are currently six core sites across the UK at which application submission services are offered free of charge and beyond that, SSL offer a range of enhanced services in a further 50 locations. These services enable customers to submit their biometric information (photo and fingerprints) and supporting evidence in one location. 62% of customers will, on average, have to travel less than 25 miles to visit a core service centre, with 78% travelling less than 50 miles. Appointments may be offered for individual customers and/or family groups to enrol their biometrics together.</p><p>SSL continue to assess customer demand, working closely with UKVI, and are planning to open a further 6 enhanced service locations throughout May and June, one of which will be offered in Edinburgh.</p><p>SSL are required to provide locations that comply with the Equality Act 2010 (including full compliance with the disability discrimination provisions) and biometric capture solutions are suitable for different customer groups, including customers with disabilities.</p><p>For customers who are eligible to apply using the Service and Support Centres (SSCs), it is estimated that 62% of customers will be within 30 miles of their nearest service centre and customers who meet certain criteria, which may include people of limited means; will be able to apply for travel assistance.</p><p> </p>
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unstar this property answer text <p>In Budget 2017 the Chancellor announced a restriction to the relief available for finance costs for residential landlords. The restriction is being phased in over 4 years and ensures that relief for finance costs is only available at the basic rate of income tax. The restriction makes the tax system fairer by ensuring landlords with higher incomes no longer receive the most generous tax treatment.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC estimates that only one in five landlords will pay more tax as a result of this measure, once it is fully implemented. Self-assessment data for the relevant years is not yet available.</p><p> </p> more like this
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Independent Parliamentary Standard Authority (IPSA) was established to ensure MPs have the funding and support they need to conduct their parliamentary duties effectively. IPSA is also responsible for setting the level of the MPs’ Staffing Budget and for periodically consulting on all aspects of its expenses scheme, including on Members’ staff expenditure. At these times, Members and others are invited to respond to IPSA’s consultations and to suggest amendments to its scheme.</p><p>It is for individual MPs themselves to decide how their own staffing arrangements best support their work and how they respond to campaigning organisations such as 38 Degrees.</p><p>In respect of oversight of IPSA’s budgets, the Speaker’s Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority is in place to approve its annual estimates of resources. In addition, the Administration Committee meets representatives from IPSA to consider its support for Members and the way it operates its scheme.</p>
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unstar this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has been clear that there is no limit on the number of genuine international students who can come to study in the UK and there is no intention to impose one.</p><p>An EEA national who has been studying in the UK prior to applying for a visa or leave to remain for the purposes of study will be able to do so either under the current Tier 4 route or under the future system. There is no rea-son they should be unable to obtain such permission provided that they meet the requirements of the Immigration Rules at that time.</p> more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p><br>The Government has regular contact with representatives of the higher education sector, and the Scottish Government, and will continue to consult with the relevant stakeholders during the course of our 12 month engagement with stakeholders on the UK’s future skills-based immigration system.</p><p>Securing a deal with the European Union remains the Government’s top priority. However, it is prudent to plan for every scenario</p><p>The Government has been consistently clear that once the UK has left the EU, free movement will end. In a no-deal scenario a temporary, transitional arrangement will be implemented until the future skills-based immigration system comes into force.</p><p>In this scenario, once free movement has ended, EEA citizens will still be able to enter the UK as they do now during the transition period, for an initial stay of up to three months and will be able to visit, work or study without applying for a visa. If EEA citizens want to stay in the UK for more than three months, they will need to apply in the UK within this time for European Temporary Leave to Remain, which may be granted for a further 36 months.</p><p>This arrangement should cater for the needs of the majority of international students. However, we do recognise that there are a number of students for whose studies are longer than three years, including some studying at Scottish universities.</p><p>In the event of no deal, EEA citizens wishing to come to the UK to study for more than three years could obtain European Temporary Leave to Remain and, at the conclusion of the period of leave, apply for a student visa under the future immigration system.</p><p>Alternatively, the student could apply at the outset for a Tier 4 visa under the existing system which would enable them to secure leave covering the entire duration of their studies. We have been very clear that there will continue to be no limit on the number of international students who can come to study in the UK.</p>
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