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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) investment choices available to workplace pension customers are regularly reviewed by Independent Governance Committees and (b) those investment choices are aligned with the interests of customers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
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star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced rules in 2015 to require contract-based pension providers to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) to address poor consumer outcomes.</p><p>IGCs have a duty to scrutinise the value for money of the provider’s workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account transaction costs, raising concerns and making recommendations to the provider’s board as appropriate. IGCs have a duty to assess whether all the investment choices available, including default options, are suitable for the interests of consumers.</p><p>In 2016, the FCA reviewed IGCs and found that they were “generally effective” in influencing and advancing cost reductions for members. The review also found that the Independent Project Board’s work in auditing high legacy charges and implementing IGCs had been successful. As a result, a substantial majority of consumers received improved outcomes regarding costs and charges, with 1m consumers receiving reduced costs and charges.</p><p>The FCA has announced that it will undertake a further review of IGCs in 2019/20.</p>
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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262256 more like this
262257 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.917Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.917Z
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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 Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1130881
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions 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, if he will make it his policy that Independent Governance Committees attached to contract-based workplace pensions have a duty to monitor the suitability of the retail fund choices available to scheme members. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 262256 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced rules in 2015 to require contract-based pension providers to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) to address poor consumer outcomes.</p><p>IGCs have a duty to scrutinise the value for money of the provider’s workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account transaction costs, raising concerns and making recommendations to the provider’s board as appropriate. IGCs have a duty to assess whether all the investment choices available, including default options, are suitable for the interests of consumers.</p><p>In 2016, the FCA reviewed IGCs and found that they were “generally effective” in influencing and advancing cost reductions for members. The review also found that the Independent Project Board’s work in auditing high legacy charges and implementing IGCs had been successful. As a result, a substantial majority of consumers received improved outcomes regarding costs and charges, with 1m consumers receiving reduced costs and charges.</p><p>The FCA has announced that it will undertake a further review of IGCs in 2019/20.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
262255 more like this
262257 more like this
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less than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.963Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:34:39.963Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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491
unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1130882
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
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unstar 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 Occupational Pensions 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 his Department has made of the adequacy of scrutiny by Independent Governance Committees of the retail funds offered within workplace pensions products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 262257 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) introduced rules in 2015 to require contract-based pension providers to set up independent governance committees (IGCs) to address poor consumer outcomes.</p><p>IGCs have a duty to scrutinise the value for money of the provider’s workplace personal pension schemes, taking into account transaction costs, raising concerns and making recommendations to the provider’s board as appropriate. IGCs have a duty to assess whether all the investment choices available, including default options, are suitable for the interests of consumers.</p><p>In 2016, the FCA reviewed IGCs and found that they were “generally effective” in influencing and advancing cost reductions for members. The review also found that the Independent Project Board’s work in auditing high legacy charges and implementing IGCs had been successful. As a result, a substantial majority of consumers received improved outcomes regarding costs and charges, with 1m consumers receiving reduced costs and charges.</p><p>The FCA has announced that it will undertake a further review of IGCs in 2019/20.</p>
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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262255 more like this
262256 more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:34:40.01Z
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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 Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1130883
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar 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 Occupational Pensions 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, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential conflict of interests in the business model of vertically integrated companies offering retail investment platforms, asset management and workplace pensions products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 262258 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>This is a matter for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), which is operationally independent from Government. The question has been passed on to the FCA. The FCA will reply directly to the Member by letter. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library of the House.</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 2019-06-13T13:30:26.157Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:30:26.157Z
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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 Ms Angela Eagle more like this
1131004
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Insurance 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 insurance companies do not unfairly discriminate against consumers with (a) historical and (b) current mental health conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Livingston more like this
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Hannah Bardell more like this
star this property uin 262447 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government is determined that all insurers should treat customers fairly and firms are required to do so under the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) rules.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA has placed access and vulnerability at the core of the its Mission and Business Plan. For example, it is currently exploring options for signposting consumers with pre-existing and historic medical conditions, such as mental health conditions, to specialist travel insurance providers so that these consumers are better able to access suitable insurance.</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 2019-06-13T13:27:04.977Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:27:04.977Z
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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 Hannah Bardell more like this
1131016
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Pension Funds: Consumer Information 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 she has made of the adequacy of advice given to retirees accessing their pension funds for the first time. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 262271 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government works closely with the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the independent financial services regulator, to ensure that the market for pensions advice works well, competitively and fairly, especially as consumers now have a wider variety of choice, with the onset of pension freedoms.</p><p>In 2017, the FCA published the results from its Assessing Suitability Review (ASR I) which looked at pension and investment advice delivered during 2015. The review showed that generally financial advice was suitable in 93.1% of cases, across a statistically representative sample of the entire market. The FCA are undertaking further work looking at the market for pensions transfer advice.</p><p>In August 2015 HM Treasury and the FCA launched the Financial Advice Market Review (FAMR) and have since then implemented its recommendations to ensure the financial advice market works better for consumers. The government and FCA are conducting a review of FAMR throughout 2019.</p><p>The Government is also committed to ensuring that people have access to free-to-access financial guidance and information on the options available to them when accessing their Defined Contribution pension, which is why PensionWise, now part of the Money and Pensions Service (MAPS), was set up in 2015.</p>
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 2019-06-13T13:25:01.897Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T13:25:01.897Z
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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
1131061
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star this property date less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Local Government Finance 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 effect of the No Recourse to Public Funds condition on local authority budgets by local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walthamstow more like this
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Stella Creasy more like this
star this property uin 262363 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-06-13
unstar this property answer text <p>I have regular discussions with the Home Secretary and the Communities Secretary about their budgets, including the impact of any government policy that may affect local authority finances.</p><p> </p><p>We need to make sure our immigration system is fair, while also protecting the taxpayer. There are already exemptions to the ‘no recourse to public funds’ condition for those in genuine need, such as those facing destitution or to protect the welfare of a child. I would expect the relevant departments to raise any issues at the Spending Review, where we can consider how we fund our priorities across government.</p><p> </p><p>Local Government Core Spending Power is increasing in real terms this year. We have provided an additional £650m for social care in 2019-20.</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 2019-06-13T07:25:06.663Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-13T07:25:06.663Z
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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 Stella Creasy more like this
1130339
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Public Sector: Tax Avoidance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people working in the public sector that are subject to the 2019 loan charge; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Welwyn Hatfield more like this
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Grant Shapps more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Disguised Remuneration (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> </p><p>The Government estimates that around 50,000 individuals could be affected by the 2019 loan charge. Further information on who the charge affects can be found at page 17 of HM Treasury’s report on time limits and the charge on disguised remuneration loans:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789160/DR_loan_charge_review_web.pdf" target="_blank">https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/789160/DR_loan_charge_review_web.pdf</a>.</p><p> </p><p>This shows, for example, that 65% of the DR user population worked in business services, and only 3% worked in medical or education services.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:31:34.69Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:31:34.69Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grant Shapps more like this
1130342
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Business: Exports more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many firms registered under the Registered Exporter system in (a) 2017 and (b) 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 261120 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text 12,161 exporters registered under the Registered Exporter system in 2017. 28 exporters registered under the Registered Exporter system in 2018. more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T14:34:03.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T14:34:03.37Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1130404
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Greenhouse Gas Emissions 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 Financial Times article entitled UK net zero emissions target will cost more than £1tn, published on 5 June 2019, if he will place a copy of his letter to the Prime Minister on the costs and benefits of moving to a net zero target for UK greenhouse gas emissions in the House of Commons Library. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Southampton, Test more like this
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Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
star this property uin 261071 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>It has been the longstanding policy of successive governments not to comment on the content of leaked material.</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 2019-06-11T12:41:50.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T12:41:50.463Z
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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 Dr Alan Whitehead more like this
1130405
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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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 programmes were allocated funding from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy in 2018-2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 261102 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>In 2018-19 the following programmes were allocated money through funds collected from the levy:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The PE and Sport Premium;</li><li>The Healthy Pupils Capital Fund;</li><li>Breakfast Clubs in over 1700 Schools</li><li>The Essential Life Skills (ELS) programme</li><li>Activities to support Mental Health/Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHCE)</li></ul><p> </p><p>The funding from the Soft Drink Industry Levy has meant the following increases in allocations in recent years:</p><p> </p><ul><li>In September 2017 DfE doubled the primary school PE and sport premium from £160 million per year to £320 million per year to help schools support healthier, more active lifestyles. This funding will enable primary schools to make further improvements to the quality and breadth of PE and sport they offer</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>The Levy has provided up to £26 million funding to expand breakfast clubs in up to 1,700 schools</li></ul><p> </p><p>The Devolved Administrations receive money from the levy through the Barnett formula. We do not hold information on the programmes they choose to support.</p>
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 2019-06-11T12:56:29.423Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T12:56:29.423Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1130411
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Doctors: Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on amending the tapered annual allowance for NHS doctors. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 261103 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>The pension tax rules apply equally across all registered public and private sector defined benefit schemes, including the NHS Pension Scheme. The Government keeps all aspects of the tax system under review through the annual Budget process.</p><p> </p><p>On the 3 June 2019 the SoS for Health and Social Care announced his intention to consult on implementing a new pension flexibility for senior clinicians in the NHS Pension Scheme for England and Wales, to provide a structured way for clinicians to manage their NHS pension growth.</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 2019-06-11T10:50:01.76Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T10:50:01.76Z
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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 Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1130526
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
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unstar 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 Pensions: Taxation 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, whether his Department has made an assessment of how often the annual tapered allowance results in a person being taxed more than 100 per cent of the pensions relief they would have received if they had not reached the allowance limit. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire more like this
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Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
star this property uin 261239 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Pensions tax relief is one of the most expensive reliefs in the personal tax system. In 2016/17 income tax and employer National Insurance Contributions relief cost over £50 billion, with around two-thirds going to higher and additional rate taxpayers.</p><p>The tapered annual allowance is therefore focussed on the highest-earning savers, to ensure that the benefit they receive is not disproportionate to that of other pension savers. Less than one per cent of pension savers will have to reduce their saving or face an annual allowance charge as a result of the tapered annual allowance.</p><p> </p><p>For those who incur annual allowance tax charges, the charge recoups the excess tax relief on the benefits that they have accrued in that year above their annual allowance. The charge is levied at an individual’s marginal rate. For example, an individual with a salary above £150,000 would be taxed at 45% on pension accrual above their annual allowance.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to estimate the precise effects of the tapered annual allowance on an individual’s total remuneration without knowing their specific circumstances.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 261240 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T13:41:45.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:41:45.537Z
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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 Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
1130527
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar 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 Pensions: Taxation 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, whether his Department has made an assessment of how often the annual tapered allowance results in a person being taxed more than 100 per cent of the earnings gained from additional sessions or responsibilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Central Ayrshire more like this
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Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
star this property uin 261240 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Pensions tax relief is one of the most expensive reliefs in the personal tax system. In 2016/17 income tax and employer National Insurance Contributions relief cost over £50 billion, with around two-thirds going to higher and additional rate taxpayers.</p><p>The tapered annual allowance is therefore focussed on the highest-earning savers, to ensure that the benefit they receive is not disproportionate to that of other pension savers. Less than one per cent of pension savers will have to reduce their saving or face an annual allowance charge as a result of the tapered annual allowance.</p><p> </p><p>For those who incur annual allowance tax charges, the charge recoups the excess tax relief on the benefits that they have accrued in that year above their annual allowance. The charge is levied at an individual’s marginal rate. For example, an individual with a salary above £150,000 would be taxed at 45% on pension accrual above their annual allowance.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to estimate the precise effects of the tapered annual allowance on an individual’s total remuneration without knowing their specific circumstances.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 261239 more like this
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less than 2019-06-11T13:41:45.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T13:41:45.587Z
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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 Dr Philippa Whitford more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Taxation: Electronic Government 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 efficacy of the Making Tax Digital changes that were implemented in April 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 260563 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>There are now over 340,000 businesses in the MTD for VAT service, and over 200,000 VAT returns have been successfully submitted. Businesses need to use the MTD service for their first VAT return period starting on or after 1 April, so for the majority, who file quarterly, their first VAT return through MTD will not be due until 7 August at the earliest.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC has published a statement of impacts for the Making Tax Digital for Business programme, which is available at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-tax-digital-changing-the-scope-and-pace-technical-note/making-tax-digital-for-business.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC is monitoring the number of sign-ups closely, as well as MTD’s effectiveness.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hereford and South Herefordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Jesse Norman more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T14:31:19.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T14:31:19.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jesse Norman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1129973
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar 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 Bus Services: Concessions 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, if he will protect the concessionary bus pass in the forthcoming Spending Review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birmingham, Selly Oak more like this
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Steve McCabe more like this
star this property uin 260537 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>Decisions on public spending, including on concessionary travel, will be made in the round as part of the Spending Review.</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 2019-06-11T10:53:49.74Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-11T10:53:49.74Z
unstar this property answering member
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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 Steve McCabe more like this
1129985
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar 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 Pensioners: Income 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 ability of consumers to make an informed choice when accessing retirement income products. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 260554 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that people need the right support and guidance to make decisions that best suit their evolving personal circumstances. That is why the Government introduced Pension Wise, a service provided by the Money and Pensions Service (MAPS) that offers everyone aged 50 and over who has a defined contribution pension, free and impartial guidance on their range of available choices at retirement.</p><p> </p><p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) found in its Retirement Outcomes Review in 2018 that consumer engagement in the retirement market is low and there are low levels of shopping around. As part of remedies to improve this, the FCA has set new requirements for pension providers to send more frequent ‘wake-up packs’ to their consumers, which include a summary of their open market options.</p><p> </p><p>The Money Advice Service (provided by MAPS) also offers a guaranteed income product comparator tool and is developing a drawdown comparator tool, to make it easier for consumers to compare the different options available to them.</p>
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 2019-06-10T11:08:05.463Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:08:05.463Z
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Angela Eagle more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar 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 Pensions 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 adequacy of the regulatory and governance standards in the pensions industry in ensuring that drawdown products are appropriate for consumers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wallasey more like this
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Ms Angela Eagle more like this
star this property uin 260555 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is the regulator of pensions decumulation products, including drawdown products.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA conducted the Retirement Outcomes Review into the retirement income market, publishing the final report in 2018. The final report particularly focused on investment choices and charges in drawdown. As a result of its findings, it is introducing or consulting on a number of remedies to protect consumers from poor outcomes and promote competition in the market. These include the introduction of investment pathways and a requirement for consumers entering drawdown to receive clearer information on charges. The FCA is also currently consulting on extending the remit of Independent Governance Committees (IGCs) to investment pathways.</p><p> </p><p>As the remedies will be a significant intervention in the drawdown market, the FCA plans to conduct a detailed review of the impact of investment pathways one year after implementation to consider how well the remedy is working.</p>
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 2019-06-10T11:10:53.693Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T11:10:53.693Z
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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 Ms Angela Eagle more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
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star this property hansard heading Poverty 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 measures he uses to identify poverty. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lanark and Hamilton East more like this
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Angela Crawley more like this
star this property uin 260684 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) publish an annual Households Below Average Income (HBAI) report which provides statistics on measures of poverty.</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 2019-06-10T13:52:02.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T13:52:02.17Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for Elizabeth Truss more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Angela Crawley more like this
1130118
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar 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 Stronger Towns Fund 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, whether the Barnett Formula will be applied to calculate the share of the Stronger Towns Fund. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Ben Lake more like this
star this property uin 260719 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government will seek to ensure that towns in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland can benefit from this funding and we will announce further details in due course.</p><p> </p><p>The Barnett Formula will be applied in the normal way to departmental DEL totals at the 2019 Spending Review.</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 2019-06-10T12:33:41.273Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T12:33:41.273Z
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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 Ben Lake more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar 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 Health Insurance: Insurance Premium Tax more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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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 effect of changes in the rate of Insurance Premium Tax on the sustainability of the health insurance market. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Warwickshire more like this
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Craig Tracey more like this
star this property uin 260077 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The government publishes assessments of all tax changes at fiscal events. This includes examining the economic and business impacts. The assessment for the last change in Insurance Premium Tax (announced at Autumn Statement 2016) can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/insurance-premium-tax-increase-of-standard-rate/insurance-premium-tax-increase-of-standard-rate" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/insurance-premium-tax-increase-of-standard-rate/insurance-premium-tax-increase-of-standard-rate</a></p><p> </p><p>These costings are certified by the Office for Budget Responsibility.</p><p> </p><p>The government keeps all taxes under review and remains in regular discussion with the insurance industry and other interested parties, including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), on the provision of insurance in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The government does not have a view on the impact of the size of the health insurance market on the NHS.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 260078 more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T13:12:58.11Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T13:12:58.11Z
unstar this property answering member
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star this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
star this property tabling member
4509
unstar this property label Biography information for Craig Tracey more like this
1129597
star this property registered interest true more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar 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 Health Insurance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
star this property legislature
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 assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the size of the health insurance market on the NHS. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Warwickshire more like this
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Craig Tracey more like this
star this property uin 260078 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-12more like thismore than 2019-06-12
unstar this property answer text <p>The government publishes assessments of all tax changes at fiscal events. This includes examining the economic and business impacts. The assessment for the last change in Insurance Premium Tax (announced at Autumn Statement 2016) can be found here:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/insurance-premium-tax-increase-of-standard-rate/insurance-premium-tax-increase-of-standard-rate" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/insurance-premium-tax-increase-of-standard-rate/insurance-premium-tax-increase-of-standard-rate</a></p><p> </p><p>These costings are certified by the Office for Budget Responsibility.</p><p> </p><p>The government keeps all taxes under review and remains in regular discussion with the insurance industry and other interested parties, including the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), on the provision of insurance in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The government does not have a view on the impact of the size of the health insurance market on the NHS.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Salisbury more like this
star this property answering member printed John Glen more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 260077 more like this
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less than 2019-06-12T13:12:58.17Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-12T13:12:58.17Z
unstar this property answering member
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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 Craig Tracey more like this
1129619
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Children: Day Care more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many families have (a) a tax-free childcare account and (b) have made a payment through their tax-free childcare account. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 259994 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-10more like thismore than 2019-06-10
unstar this property answer text <p>Details of the number of families with a Tax-Free Childcare account are published quarterly by HMRC. The latest publication is available at the following address:<br> <br> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tax-free-childcare-statistics-march-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/tax-free-childcare-statistics-march-2019</a><br> <br> In March 2019 there were 313,000 families with an open Tax-Free Childcare account.</p><p> </p><p>In March 2019 there were 125,000 families with a used Tax-Free Childcare account.</p><p> </p><p>Table 3 shows the numbers of open and used accounts for families with a self-employed parent. The proportion of families with a used account that have a self-employed parent in March 2019, was 19,000/125,000 or 15%.</p><p> </p><p>In March 2019, there were 900 disabled children in receipt of Tax-Free Childcare.</p><p> </p><p>The information published in these statistics comprises all months since the policy was launched in April 2017 to March 2019. A further update, including the months April to June 2019, will be published in August.</p><p> </p><p>Since Tax-Free Childcare was launched in April 2017 and up to May 2019, 8,500 accounts have been closed.</p>
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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259996 more like this
259997 more like this
259998 more like this
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less than 2019-06-10T07:49:32.64Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-10T07:49:32.64Z
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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 Catherine McKinnell more like this
1129620
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
unstar 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 Children: Day Care 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 complaints relating to the tax-free childcare scheme have been received by HMRC as of 31 May 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 259995 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-11more like thismore than 2019-06-11
unstar this property answer text <p>More than half a million parents have successfully opened a childcare account, and the vast majority of parents use the childcare service without issues. Since Tax-Free Childcare (TFC) was fully rolled out in February 2018, the rate of new complaints received by HMRC in relation to the childcare service has decreased substantially, while the number of users of TFC has more than trebled.</p><p> </p><p>However, it is not possible to break down complaints received about the childcare service between TFC and 30 hours free childcare complaints, as many parents receive both TFC and 30 hours free childcare.</p><p> </p><p>I refer the honorable member to my answer on 28 November 2018 (193504) <a href="https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-11-20/193504/" target="_blank">https://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2018-11-20/193504/</a>, which sets out that to 31 October 2018, HMRC received 4,560 complaints from parents who experienced technical issues with the childcare service.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 November 2018 to 31 March 2019, HMRC received 943 new complaints from customers in relation to TFC and 30 hours free childcare (known as Tier 1). This includes complaints due to technical issues and customer service issues.</p><p> </p><p>From 1 November 2018 to 31 March 2019, HMRC received 205 complaints from customers in relation to TFC and 30 hours free childcare where a customer was dissatisfied with our decision on their initial complaint and they have asked us to look at their concerns again (known as Tier 2).</p><p> </p><p>As set out in HMRC’s monthly reports available for the 2018-19 period at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmrc-monthly-performance-reports#reporting-year-2018-to-2019" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/hmrc-monthly-performance-reports#reporting-year-2018-to-2019</a>, complaints are not always logged on HMRC’s live system during the month they are received and the numbers can, therefore, be revised upwards for subsequent monthly reports. The current month will be subject to greatest revision. The information to 31 May is therefore not yet available to a robust enough standard.</p><p> </p>
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 2019-06-11T14:06:35.75Z