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star this property date less than 2019-05-01more like thismore than 2019-05-01
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
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 Minister for Women and Equalities, how many civil servants in the Government Equalities Office have been seconded to (a) the Department for Exiting the European Union and (b) the Department for International Trade in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 249913 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Government Equalities Office (GEO) confirms no GEO civil servants have been seconded to either the Department for Exiting the European Union or the Department for International Trade in the last three years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T15:13:56.213Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:13:56.213Z
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star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this
1124692
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-03more like thismore than 2019-05-03
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Employment: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to help ensure that employers provide reasonable adjustments to the workplace so that people with hidden or invisible conditions are able to (a) access and (b) stay in employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 250748 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The law is very clear that employers must make reasonable adjustments for employees and job applicants who meet the Equality Act 2010’s definition of disability, namely having a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term negative effect on the person’s ability to do normal daily activities. Where a disability is not obvious, it will be necessary for the employee or job applicant to declare their condition, but at that point the onus passes to the employer to meet its legal obligations.</p><p> </p><p>To help employers comply with the law, the Government has issued guidance on the duty to make reasonable adjustments, here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/reasonable-adjustments-for-disabled-workers" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/reasonable-adjustments-for-disabled-workers</a></p><p> </p><p>In addition, guidance on this subject has been issued by Acas and by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, which has also published a statutory code of practice for employers. Where employers fall short on their obligations, legal remedies exist for employees and job applicants, together with Acas’s early conciliation service, which aims to settle disputes before they reach the employment tribunal.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Louth and Horncastle more like this
star this property answering member printed Victoria Atkins more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T15:13:27.967Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:13:27.967Z
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4399
star this property label Biography information for Victoria Atkins more like this
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441
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1126305
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Insolvency 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 was the basis for their estimate in the consultation by HMRC Protecting your taxes in insolvency, published on 26 February, that the reintroduction of preferential status for any Crown creditor would yield £185 million per annum in additional tax revenue. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL15665 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The estimate is the tax recovered from insolvencies that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) would not otherwise have collected before the policy was implemented. Adjustments were made for tax and payment timing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:21:03.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:21:03.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
1126306
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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 Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Insolvency 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 the proposals in the consultation by HMRC Protecting your taxes in insolvency, published on 26 February, to reintroduce preferential status for any Crown creditor takes into account lost Government revenue resulting from other taxpayers suffering additional bad debts due to the priority payment of HMRC, and any consequential loss to the economy resulting other taxpayers themselves becoming insolvent due to an increased burden of bad debt; and what assessment, if any, they have made of the impact of that change on lending. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL15666 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The ‘Protecting your taxes in insolvency’ proposals take into account lost government revenue resulting from other taxpayers suffering additional bad debts due to the priority payment of HMRC.</p><p> </p><p>Lending against fixed assets will not be impacted by this measure, but lending against floating assets will be impacted, as HMRC will move above secured creditors with floating charges in insolvencies.</p><p> </p><p>At Budget 2018, the independent OBR chose not to make any adjustments to their economic forecast in response to this measure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:22:56.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:22:56.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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4159
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
1126332
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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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
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unstar this property hansard heading Banks: Competition 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 plans they have, if any, to update competition law to allow for shared banking hubs in areas where local bank branches have been closed. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL15692 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Branch closures can be difficult for the communities affected and the Government pays close attention to this issue. However, the decision to close a branch is a commercial one for a firm, and Government does not intervene in those decisions.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is equally clear that as banking providers seek to respond to technological advances and changes in customer behaviour, they must also consider carefully the needs of those who still rely on their local bank branch. Since May 2017, the major high street banks have been signed up to the Access to Banking Standard, which commits them to work with customers and communities to minimise the impact of branch closures and put in place alternative banking services.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also supports the Post Office Banking Framework Agreement which enables 99% of the UK’s personal and 95% of the UK’s small business customers to withdraw money, deposit cash and cheques and check balances at any one of the Post Office’s network of 11,500 branches.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>While banks do have to comply with competition law, there is no specific regulation that prevents banks from sharing branches or other premises where their strategies align. The Government therefore has no plans to update competition law on this basis. Government does not intervene in these commercial decisions, but will continue to encourage banks to think creatively about how they can ensure that consumers can access a wide range of banking services on a sustainable basis. For example, NatWest, Lloyds Bank and Barclays are trialling shared business banking hubs in 6 locations across the UK in the coming weeks.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:37:43.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:37:43.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
1126530
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Tax Yields more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the amount of tax revenue accrued was from UK small businesses in 2017-18. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Haltemprice and Howden more like this
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Mr David Davis more like this
star this property uin 254129 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Total tax revenue accrued from micro and small sized businesses combined was estimated to be approximately £120 billion in 2016/17. An estimate for 2017/18 will not become available until Autumn 2019.</p><p> </p><p>The estimate given includes Self-Assessment Income Tax and Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (NICs), Corporation Tax, VAT, and Pay As You Earn Income Tax and Class 1 NICs. The definition of micro and small sized businesses used is consistent with the EU definition where possible. HMRC works to collect tax due under UK law from all businesses, regardless of size, in the most cost effective way.</p><p> </p><p>The government has also taken a number of steps which benefit small businesses through the tax system. Since Budget 2016 the government has announced reductions to business rates worth more than £13bn over the next five years. NICs bills are also reduced by up to £3,000 for over one million employers, and the UK is also highly competitive, with the lowest overall corporation tax rate in the G20 at 19%. The rate is legislated to fall further to 17% in 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T10:54:08.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T10:54:08.5Z
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3935
star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr David Davis more like this
1126562
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Treasury: Sick Leave more like this
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, how many and what proportion of officials in his Department took sick leave for reasons relating to stress in the last 12 months; what proportion that leave was of total sick leave taken in his Department; and what the cost was to his Department of officials taking sick leave over that period. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Carshalton and Wallington more like this
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Tom Brake more like this
star this property uin 254071 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Treasury’s sickness absence data for ‘mental health and related issues includes stress related conditions. HM Treasury publishes data in the Annual report and Accounts. The data for January to December 2017 can be found in the 2017/18 report and accounts, and data for the period January to December 2018 will be reported in the 2018/19 annual report and accounts which is due to be published in July.</p><p> </p><p>For information I have attached a link below to the 2017/18 report.</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-annual-report" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmt-annual-report</a></p><p> </p><p>We do not currently make an estimate of the cost of sick absence to the department.</p><p> </p><p>HM Treasury has the following support in place for those that are suffering due to stress or poor mental health including:</p><ul><li>Stress and Mental Health Awareness e-learning – which covers learning about stress, what the stressors can be and how to identify and lessen stress</li><li>Stress risk assessment used to identify stressors and implement controls to help reduce/eliminate the stress</li><li>Workplace Adjustments including flexible working</li><li>Stress Management guidance</li><li>Wellbeing Gateway</li><li>Mental Health Tips</li><li>Tips to help reduce stress</li><li>Mental Health First Aiders</li><li>Employee Assistance Programme - provides a number of confidential advisory, counselling and support services. Their helpline is available 24/7</li><li>Occupational Health provision</li><li>Mental Wellbeing Network</li><li>Treasury Supporters who are employees trained to help colleagues work through any concerns, however serious whatever their cause</li><li>Wellness Action Plans</li><li>Time to Talk Workshops</li><li>HR Advisers and Health, Safety &amp; Wellbeing Team</li><li>HSE Stress Talking Toolkit</li></ul>
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 2019-05-22T16:38:48.647Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:38:48.647Z
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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 Tom Brake more like this
1126580
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading EU Budget: Contributions more like this
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 the contribution has been from the public purse to the EU since 29 March 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Upper Bann more like this
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David Simpson more like this
star this property uin 254167 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The extension of Article 50 to 31 October 2019 will affect the size of the financial settlement because contributions to the EU that would have formed part of the settlement will be made while the UK remains a Member State, which reduces the size of the settlement. The UK will make further contributions in 2019 as a Member State until our exit, but there will be an equal reduction in contributions in 2019 under the financial settlement. The net effect on EU contributions is zero.</p><p>The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) estimated in its March 2019 Economic and Fiscal Outlook (EFO) that the UK’s net (public sector receipts) contribution to the EU over 2019/20 would be £11bn.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Elizabeth Truss more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T11:00:45.03Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:00:45.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for David Simpson more like this
1126608
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Publishing: VAT Zero Rating more like this
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, with reference to the amendment to the EU VAT Directive agreed in October 2018, whether there is any impediment preventing the UK from zero-rating VAT on e-publications. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
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Steve Double more like this
star this property uin 254223 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Following changes to the EU Value Added Tax (VAT) Directive which took effect in December 2018, Member States may equalise the VAT treatment of physical publications and e-publications.</p><p> </p><p>The Government keeps all taxes under review, including VAT on e-publications.</p><p> </p><p>Any amendments to the UK VAT regime as it applies to physical publications and e-publications must be carefully assessed against policy, economic and fiscal considerations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 254224 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T11:04:16.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:04:16.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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4452
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Double more like this
1126609
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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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 Treasury more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Electronic Publishing: VAT Zero Rating more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons ebooks are not zero-rated to protect the accessibility of knowledge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Austell and Newquay more like this
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Steve Double more like this
star this property uin 254224 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>Following changes to the EU Value Added Tax (VAT) Directive which took effect in December 2018, Member States may equalise the VAT treatment of physical publications and e-publications.</p><p> </p><p>The Government keeps all taxes under review, including VAT on e-publications.</p><p> </p><p>Any amendments to the UK VAT regime as it applies to physical publications and e-publications must be carefully assessed against policy, economic and fiscal considerations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Central Devon more like this
star this property answering member printed Mel Stride more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 254223 more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T11:04:16.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T11:04:16.627Z
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3935
star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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4452
unstar this property label Biography information for Steve Double more like this