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star this property date less than 2014-11-17more like thismore than 2014-11-17
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Foreign Investment in UK more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to encourage more foreign direct investment in UK companies. 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 214745 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-24more like thismore than 2014-11-24
star this property answer text <p><strong>In 2013-14 the UK attracted 1,773 foreign direct investment projects, giving a total stock of £1.6 trillion of such investments - more than any other country apart from the USA. During this Parliament the Government has taken action to make the UK a more attractive location to run a business including reducing corporation tax so that it will reach 20% next year – the lowest in the G20 - and investing in skills, science and infrastructure. The Government has also increased resources at UK Trade and Investment including for example establishing private sector-led teams in the Gulf, Central Europe, and South America dedicated to attracting inward investment into the UK. </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-11-24T17:43:50.987Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-24T17:43:50.987Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom remove filter
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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 2015-02-02more like thismore than 2015-02-02
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HM Treasury more like this
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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 Financial Services more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to encourage banks to offer their services to money service businesses. 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 222940 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 2015-02-04more like thismore than 2015-02-04
star this property answer text <p>The UK Government is committed to supporting a healthy and legitimate remittance sector, and ensuring that UK citizens are able to continue to remit funds safely to family abroad. That is why, in response to the withdrawal of banking services from the Money Service Business sector we set up an Action Group on Cross Border Remittances to address this issue. The group is monitoring changes to the market, has developed guidance for MSBs and banks and is promoting a shared understanding of risk. The group is also overseeing the development of a Safer Corridor to ensure the continued, secure flow of remittances to Somalia.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Treasury Ministers have been engaging closely with the banking industry both through the British Bankers Association and directly with those banks involved in this issue, including personally writing to and phoning a number of banks.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-02-04T12:29:59.683Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-04T12:29:59.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom remove filter
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
224414
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star this property date less than 2015-03-02more like thismore than 2015-03-02
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Financial Services: Technology more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to boost the growth of the financial technology industry. 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 225806 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-03-25more like thismore than 2015-03-25
star this property answer text <p>As part of our long term economic plan, the Government is committed to supporting the continued growth of the Financial Technology (FinTech) sector. The Government has taken a number of steps to achieve this, including:</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Creating a new Payments Systems Regulator (PSR), which will ensure that smaller banks and alternative providers of finance – including FinTechs – can access payment systems in a fair and transparent way, and thereby contributing to a fairer and more competitive payments industry. The PSR will open its doors on 1 April this year.</p><p> </p></li><li><p>Committing to additional funding of £100m to the British Business Bank’s Investment Programme – including funding for FinTech.</p><p> </p></li><li><p>Launching the GO-Science’s Blackett Review on FinTech Futures, which looks ahead 10 years to the future and identify what the technologies, enablers and barriers are that will shape the future of the UK FinTech sector.</p><p> </p></li></ul><p> </p><ul><li><p>Naming the big banks that will have to share credit data, and refer on SMEs they reject for finance – helping alternative finance providers, including FinTech firms, to lend more effectively;</p></li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li><p>Supporting the development of the peer-to-peer lending and crowdfunding market: consulting on ISA eligibility for crowdfunded debt securities; announcing we will review EU regulations standing in the way of P2P institutional lending; and creating a bespoke regulatory framework for P2P.</p><p> </p></li></ul><p> </p><p>Most recently at budget 2015, we announced a further package of measures to build on the government’s wide-reaching programme of reform to drive competition in banking and FinTech, including announcing that:</p><p> </p><ul><li><p>The Government intends to apply anti-money laundering regulation to digital currency exchanges in the UK, launch a new research initiative into digital currency technology, with £10 million additional funding, and work with the British Standards Institution and the digital currency industry to develop voluntary standards for consumer protection.</p><p> </p></li><li><p>Gocompare will launch the first personal current account comparison tool making use of customers’ bank midata releases on 26 March 2015.</p><p> </p></li><li><p>The Government will work with the banks and FinTech firms to develop an open API (Application Programming Interface) standard for banks, by the end of the year.</p></li></ul><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><ul><li><p>the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) ‘Project Innovate’ will work with HMT and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) to investigate the feasibility of developing a regulatory ‘sandbox’ for financial services innovators</p><p> </p></li><li><p>Innovate Finance has agreed to deliver its FinTech regional strategy through a series of local partnerships; the first partnership has already been established in Leeds, and further partnerships will be established in Manchester and Edinburgh by April, and in Newcastle, Bristol and other centres before the end of the year.</p></li></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-03-25T11:07:37.593Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-25T11:07:37.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom remove filter
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect the introduction of seven-day bank account switching has had on the number of people changing bank account provider; and if he will make a statement. 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 195454 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-29more like thismore than 2014-04-29
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Current Account Switching Service launched in September of last year, and has had a very positive impact. Early signs are positive, with switching numbers in Q4 of 2013 up by 17 per cent compared to Q4 of the previous year. </strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>The Financial Conduct Authority will carry out a review in September of this year into the effectiveness of the Current Account Switching Service. This will include an assessment of the effect the introduction of seven day account switching has had on the number of people changing bank account provider. </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-29T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom remove filter
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1586
unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
225284
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star this property date less than 2015-03-04more like thismore than 2015-03-04
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
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 Employment: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will estimate the benefit to the economy of London of a five per cent increase in the number of women in employment. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 226298 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 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>We have made considerable progress in getting women into work since the election: the number of women in jobs is at a record high, there are more women led businesses and board members than ever before.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Female employment in London has risen by 58,000 over the last year – and is up 210,000 since 2010.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As the Chancellor set out in h<a target="_blank">i</a>s long-term economic plan for London this Government has an ambition to create over half a million extra jobs in London by 2020.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T17:40:55.487Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T17:40:55.487Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-08-26more like thismore than 2014-08-26
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Banks: Pay more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent representations he has made to institutions of the EU on the cap on bank bonuses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 905051 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-09-02more like thismore than 2014-09-02
star this property answer text <p>I refer the hon. Member to the Answer I gave today to the hon. Member for Blaenau Gwent (Nick Smith).</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-09-02T14:43:33.9706479Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-02T14:43:33.9706479Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Public Sector Debt: UN Resolutions more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the UK voted against UN Resolution A/68/L.57/Rev.1, entitled Towards the establishment of a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes, on 9 September 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wirral South more like this
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Alison McGovern more like this
star this property uin 210225 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The Government is actively engaged in ongoing discussions in a number of international fora, to reform the framework for sovereign debt restructurings. As outlined in the joint-EU Explanation of Vote on this Resolution, as with a number of other Governments, the UK Government was not in a position to support this UN resolution given concerns over the lack of time afforded to members to discuss the complex issues it raised.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-10-16T16:25:01.5815127Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-16T16:25:01.5815127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison McGovern more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Written Questions more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many parliamentary questions tabled to his Department in the last parliamentary Session did not receive a substantive answer by the time of the 2014 prorogation; and when each such question was first tabled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
star this property uin 200449 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-19more like thismore than 2014-06-19
star this property answer text <p>None.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-06-19T14:57:37.7261441Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-19T14:57:37.7261441Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-11-05more like thismore than 2014-11-05
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Equitable Life Assurance Society more like this
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star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase compensation payments to Equitable Life policyholders. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North East Bedfordshire more like this
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Alistair Burt more like this
star this property uin 213511 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 Equitable Life Payment Scheme is focussed on making the remaining payments to eligible policyholders. The Government has sought to achieve fairness between Equitable Life policyholders and the taxpayers who must bear the cost at a time when the nation's finances are in a difficult position. We have no plans to re-open the design of the Scheme.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-11-17T15:46:18.207Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-17T15:46:18.207Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alistair Burt more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-07-15more like thismore than 2014-07-15
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Mortgages more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce the bureaucracy required to apply for a new mortgage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency High Peak more like this
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Andrew Bingham more like this
star this property uin 205997 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has recently put in place new regulations for mortgages in the UK, known as the ‘Mortgage Market Review’ (MMR). The MMR is a matter for the FCA, whose day-to-day operations are independent from government control and influence.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South Northamptonshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Andrea Leadsom more like this
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less than 2014-07-22T16:11:37.3939077Zmore like thismore than 2014-07-22T16:11:37.3939077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Andrea Leadsom remove filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Bingham more like this