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star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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star this property hansard heading Aviation: Fuels 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 recent assessment he has made of the merits of introducing fuel duty or VAT on aviation fuel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 255293 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
star this property answer text <p>Members of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), including the United Kingdom, are prevented from taxing international aviation fuel, or any proxies for fuel, under the Chicago Convention. However, Air Passenger Duty – which raised £3.4 billion in 2017-18 – ensures that the air travel sector contributes to the cost of public services.</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 2019-05-21T13:38:20.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:38:20.273Z
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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 Paul Farrelly more like this
1126029
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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unstar this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Assistance Animals: Food 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, for what reasons VAT will be charged on food for assistance and therapy dogs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 253520 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 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
star this property answer text <p>The sale of food that is formulated and held out for sale exclusively for working dogs, which includes assistance and therapy dogs, is zero rated. The VAT rules in this area are long-standing and have not changed.</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
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less than 2019-05-16T13:30:33.173Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-16T13:30:33.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1125790
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star this property date less than 2019-05-09more like thismore than 2019-05-09
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Child Rearing 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 assessment he has made of the merits of rewarding parents for looking after their own children in their formative years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 252520 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting parents looking after children and does so in a number of ways throughout their formative years.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>For instance, every year the Government spends more than £11bn on Child Benefit to support those families raising children. There is also a comprehensive crediting system in place to support those who cannot work due to illness or if they are caring for someone, including parents looking after a child under 12. These help maintain an individual's National Insurance record and so protect their entitlement to the basic State Pension and certain other state benefits.</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 2019-05-14T11:28:21.487Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-14T11:28:21.487Z
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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 Paul Farrelly more like this
1123970
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star this property date less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Loans: Interest Rates more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing an anti-usury law to cap interest rates and give borrowers more protection. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 249240 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
star this property answer text <p>On 1 April 2014 the Government transferred regulatory responsibility for consumer credit from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The FCA proactively monitors the market, focusing on the areas most likely to cause consumer harm. The Government has given the FCA the power to cap all forms of credit, and the FCA can do so if it thinks it is necessary to protect consumers.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA introduced a price cap on the cost of payday lending in 2015, and more recently introduced a price cap on rent-to-own which came into force on 1 April 2019. The Government has strong concerns about the practices that the FCA has identified in the rent-to-own market, and welcomes the FCA’s decision to introduce a price cap.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA has said that it will keep the issue of capping the cost of credit in other markets under review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-05-07T13:33:58.12Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-07T13:33:58.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1122396
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star this property date less than 2019-04-23more like thismore than 2019-04-23
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Personal Savings: Older People 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 steps he is taking to enable older people to (a) build and (b) maintain an adequate level of savings. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 246476 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-30more like thismore than 2019-04-30
star this property answer text <p>The Government is committed to supporting people of all incomes and at all stages of life to save.</p><p> </p><p>Older people will continue to benefit from a number of measures the Government has introduced in recent years.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has increased the amount that individuals, including older people and those of State Pension age, can earn or receive in savings interest before paying income tax to £12,500 per year. As a result, people can keep more of their income to invest as they choose.</p><p> </p><p>The amount of money that people can save into their ISAs each year (the annual subscription allowance) has been increased to a record £20,000.</p><p> </p><p>Since April 2016, individuals have also been able to benefit from a new Personal Savings Allowance of up to £1,000 for basic rate taxpayers and up to £500 for higher rate taxpayers.</p><p> </p><p>As a result of these measures, over 95% of people with savings income pay no tax on that income.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-04-30T16:13:50.017Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-30T16:13:50.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1121732
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star this property date less than 2019-04-18more like thismore than 2019-04-18
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Treasury more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
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star this property hansard heading House Insurance 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 10 April 2019 Insurance Age article entitled Citizens Advice slams home insurers in dual pricing report, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the finding that home insurance companies make over half of their profits from people defined by the regulator as potentially vulnerable. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 245669 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
star this property answer text <p>The Government is focussed on ensuring that the insurance industry functions well for everyone.</p><p> </p><p>To that end, Government welcomed the launch of the FCA’s General Insurance Pricing Practices Market Study in October 2019. The Market Study is investigating consumer outcomes from insurers’ pricing practices; it is looking specifically at the potential harm suffered by the vulnerable long-standing customers that Citizens Advice refers to in its press release of 10 April 2019. As a part of the Market Study the FCA will consider all potential remedies that may be required to make the market work well for consumers.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA is empowered to address misconduct, and where this has occurred it can undertake investigations and impose financial penalties or order firms to cease certain activities.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is monitoring the outcome of this Market Study and is prepared to ask the FCA to take further action if required.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
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less than 2019-04-25T08:49:18.08Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T08:49:18.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1121422
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star this property date less than 2019-04-11more like thismore than 2019-04-11
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Non-domestic Rates more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of replacing business rates with a transaction tax on retail sales in order to support the UK's high streets. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
star this property uin 244033 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-24more like thismore than 2019-04-24
star this property answer text <p>Business rates raise £25 billion in England annually, and are an important source of funding for key local services.</p><p> </p><p>The Government concluded a fundamental review of business rates in 2016. Some respondents suggested alternative taxes, but there was no consensus and respondents were clear that these alternatives were not without their own issues.</p><p> </p><p>Respondents agreed that property based taxes were easy to collect, difficult to avoid, stable and clearly linked with local authority spending. Following stakeholder responses, the Government decided to keep business rates as a property tax.</p><p> </p><p>To support the high street, at Budget 2018 the Government announced Our Plan for the High Street – a package of support worth £1.6 billion.</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
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less than 2019-04-24T12:04:06.28Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-24T12:04:06.28Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1110727
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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thismore than 2019-04-09
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Soft Drinks: Taxation more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy since it was introduced in April 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly remove filter
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-12more like thismore than 2019-04-12
star this property answer text <p>Since its inception, the SDIL has been leading the way in sugar reduction programmes, and over half of sugary drinks have been reformulated, effectively removing 45 million kilogrammes of sugar every year from diets.</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 2019-04-12T13:35:23.233Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-12T13:35:23.233Z
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star this property label Biography information for Robert Jenrick more like this
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1109913
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star this property date less than 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
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star this property hansard heading Developing Countries: Loans more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on levels of transparency of making public the loans made by UK Government and its EU partners to the Global South. more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The main UK government agencies involved in lending to developing countries are: UK Export Finance (UKEF) and (historic loans only) the Department for International Development (DfID). Both publish details of the guarantees and loans they provide in their Annual Report and Accounts, which are published on their websites. Where UKEF provides financing for public borrowers or guarantors in developing countries, it is subject to OECD Sustainable Lending Principles.</p><p> </p><p>The UK strongly believes that transparency of loans is an important driver of debt sustainability. Given the complex international nature of sovereign debt, we continue to believe that internationally-agreed approaches are the most effective way to improve sovereign debt transparency and sustainability. We are working with our EU partners, and others, through the G20 to ensure the ongoing implementation of the G20’s agreed Operational Guidelines for Sustainable Financing for official creditors in 2017.</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 2019-04-10T16:12:07.597Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T16:12:07.597Z
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-11more like thismore than 2019-03-11
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star this property hansard heading Tax Avoidance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that HMRC uses the rule of law rather than an opinion of fairness to determine what is payable for the loan charge. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-03-14more like thismore than 2019-03-14
star this property answer text <p>Parliament has legislated the charge on Disguised Remuneration (DR) loans following the normal Parliamentary process.</p><p>DR schemes are contrived arrangements that pay loans in place of ordinary remuneration, with the sole purpose of avoiding income tax and National Insurance contributions. The loans are provided on terms that mean they are not repaid in practice, so they are no different to normal income and are, and always have been, taxable.</p><p>The charge on DR loans, legislated in Finance Act 2017, is a charge on DR loan balances outstanding at 5 April 2019. Its announcement at Budget 2016 provided scheme users with a three-year period to repay their DR loans, or to agree a settlement with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) before the charge takes effect.</p><p>HMRC’s role is to tackle avoidance and evasion, making sure people pay their fair share of tax and securing funding for our vital public services. Parliament has given HMRC the powers it needs to challenge businesses and individuals who do not pay their fair share, and it uses them responsibly and subject to appropriate checks and balances.</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 2019-03-14T16:21:33.217Zmore like thismore than 2019-03-14T16:21:33.217Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mel Stride more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this