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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the breakdown of departmental private office spending on Government Procurement Cards between 2005–06 and 2009–10. more like this
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Baroness Seccombe more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p><strong>The breakdown of spend by Ministerial private offices in the departmental on Government Procurement Cards for 2005-06 to 2009-10 is in the table below. There are three types of spend within the definition of GPC, procurement, lodge and corporate cards.</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>2009-10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Chancellor of the Exchequer </strong></p></td><td><p>220,787.69</p></td><td><p>239,967.84</p></td><td><p>141,155.09</p></td><td><p>95,124.66</p></td><td><p>94,773.45</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Chief Secretary</strong></p></td><td><p>31,243.13</p></td><td><p>40,350.89</p></td><td><p>16,002.80</p></td><td><p>13,834.62</p></td><td><p>25,955.41</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Exchequer Secretary </strong></p></td><td><p>10,426.42</p></td><td><p>12,784.10</p></td><td><p>15,899.54</p></td><td><p>17,146.39</p></td><td><p>20,028.14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Economic Secretary</strong></p></td><td><p>14,807.79</p></td><td><p>80,689.90</p></td><td><p>21,329.00</p></td><td><p>14,060.81</p></td><td><p>7,961.58</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Secretary </strong></p></td><td><p>39,163.29</p></td><td><p>28,673.99</p></td><td><p>21,654.07</p></td><td><p>46,993.19</p></td><td><p>21,031.27</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Financial Services Secretary</strong></p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>N/A</p></td><td><p>16,187.33</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>316,428.32</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>402,466.72</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>216,040.50</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>187,159.67</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>185,937.18</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Seccombe more like this
44914
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star this property date less than 2014-03-25more like thismore than 2014-03-25
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government by how much they expect overall alcohol consumption to rise or fall across the United Kingdom as a result of the changes in alcohol duty announced in the Budget. more like this
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Lord Avebury more like this
star this property uin HL6317 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p><strong>The Government expects that there will be a small increase in alcohol consumption as a result of the changes to alcohol duty announced at Budget 2014. The tables below provide estimates of changes in consumption in both percentage and volume terms for each type of alcohol consumed, relative to the previous alcohol duty rates policy.</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong>Estimated increase in consumption (%):</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Beer</strong></p></td><td><p>1.5%</p></td><td><p>1.5%</p></td><td><p>1.6%</p></td><td><p>1.7%</p></td><td><p>1.8%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Spirits</strong></p></td><td><p>1.1%</p></td><td><p>1.2%</p></td><td><p>1.2%</p></td><td><p>1.3%</p></td><td><p>1.4%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Alcopops</strong></p></td><td><p>0.1%</p></td><td><p>0.1%</p></td><td><p>0.1%</p></td><td><p>0.1%</p></td><td><p>0.2%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Cider</strong></p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td><td><p>1.0%</p></td><td><p>1.0%</p></td><td><p>1.1%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Wine</strong></p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td><td><p>0.0%</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>0.8%</p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td><td><p>0.9%</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Estimated increase in consumption (thousand hectolitres of alcohol):</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td><p><strong>2014-15</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2015-16</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2016-17</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2017-18</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2018-19</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Beer</strong></p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td><p>26</p></td><td><p>28</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Spirits</strong></p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>12</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>14</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Alcopops</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Cider</strong></p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Wine</strong></p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p>40</p></td><td><p>42</p></td><td><p>44</p></td><td><p>46</p></td><td><p>48</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Newby more like this
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45763
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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HM 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 CaTreasury more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Office for Budget Responsibility concerning explanations suggesting that there is a £20 billion shortfall in public finances. more like this
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Lord Barnett more like this
star this property uin HL6412 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-08more like thismore than 2014-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The independent OBR publish a log of all substantive contact with Ministers, their offices and special advisers on their website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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less than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-08T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Newby more like this
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unstar this property title OFFICE FOR BUDGET RESPONSIBILITY CONTACT LOG more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Barnett more like this
45764
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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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HM Treasury more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that an agreement between the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England overrides the reserve powers given to HM Treasury in section 19(2) of the Bank of England Act 1998. more like this
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Lord Barnett more like this
star this property uin HL6413 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>The powers set out in section 19 of the Bank of England Act 1998 cannot be removed or amended except by further legislation approved by Parliament which amends that section of the 1998 Act.</p><p> </p><p>The Treasury may only make an order giving directions under section 19 after consultation with the Governor of the Bank of England, if the directions are required in the public interest and by extreme economic circumstances.</p><p> </p><p>Since the Monetary Policy Committee was given operational independence in 1997, covering the worst financial crisis in generations leading to the deepest recession since the Second World War, these powers have never been used.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Newby more like this
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45992
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star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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HM Treasury more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Lord Deighton on 27 March to remarks by Lord Myners, Lord Higgins and Lord Flight (HL Deb, col 676) and the Written Answer by Lord Sassoon on 3 July 2013 (WA 143), whether they continue to consider that borrowing from the central bank is illegal under Article 123 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union; and, if so, what options are available in respect of government debt and quantitative easing while the United Kingdom remains a member of the European Union. more like this
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Lord Stevens of Ludgate more like this
star this property uin HL6470 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-11more like thismore than 2014-04-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The independent Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England has operational responsibility for monetary policy. The MPC makes decisions on its policy tools, including quantitative easing (QE), in order to meet the 2% inflation target in the medium term.</p><p> </p><p>The separation of fiscal and monetary policy is a key feature of the UK's economic policy framework. To use monetary policy tools to meet fiscal objectives, such as financing government borrowing, could conflict with the MPC's objective of price stability and undermine confidence in the UK's monetary policy framework. Additionally, government borrowing from the central bank is illegal under Article 123 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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less than 2014-04-11T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-11T12:00:00.00Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Stevens of Ludgate more like this
45994
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star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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HM Treasury more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidelines are followed by HM Revenue and Customs and the Crown Prosecution Service in determining whether to investigate or prosecute VAT carousel fraud. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL6472 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) seek to disrupt VAT carousel (Missing Trader Intra-Community - MTIC) fraud using both civil and criminal interventions.</p><p> </p><p>When using criminal action HMRC seek to investigate the 'guiding minds' behind MTIC fraud, as well as, selectively, other participants, including key enablers.</p><p> </p><p>Such cases are notified and referred to the relevant independent prosecutors. The final charging decision is made by the prosecuting agency, based on the evidence presented as a result of the HMRC investigation. Cases in England and Wales will be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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less than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-09T12:00:00.00Z
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46011
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star this property date less than 2014-03-31more like thismore than 2014-03-31
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will establish a formal investigation, independent of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), into the FCA's handling of the announcement it made via the press on 28 March of an investigation into closed insurance funds; and whether they have made an estimate of the financial consequences of the creation of a possible false market in insurance securities as a result of the initial announcement and subsequent amendments. more like this
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Lord Myners more like this
star this property uin HL6489 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-11more like thismore than 2014-04-11
star this property answer text <p>The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Board has announced an investigation which will be independent of the FCA executive. A senior independent lawyer will investigate what went wrong and make appropriate recommendations.</p><p> </p><p>The Chancellor has written to the Chair of the FCA setting out the questions that the investigation should answer. This includes the question of to what extent a false or disorderly market was present in the period before the FCA issued its statement of clarification. The letter was copied to the Treasury Committee and has been published on the Treasury's website.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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less than 2014-04-11T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-11T12:00:00.00Z
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1916
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46401
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star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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HM Treasury more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions an action under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 has also been investigated by HM Revenue and Customs to ensure that tax has been paid by the individuals concerned. more like this
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Lord Mendelsohn more like this
star this property uin HL6498 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-14more like thismore than 2014-04-14
star this property answer text <p>Actions under the Proceeds of Crime Act (2002) (POCA) could include a variety of different provisions within the Act. For instance, the use of POCA investigative powers, a prosecution for a POCA money laundering offence, the use of criminal confiscation following conviction, the use of POCA civil recovery procedures or financial intelligence received by way of the Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) regime.</p><p> </p><p>Where a law enforcement agency has suspicions of tax evasion it is up to that agency to refer the matter to HMRC to review and investigate as appropriate, using civil or criminal powers. HMRC does not keep a record of how many such referrals are made to them.</p><p> </p><p>Where HMRC is the investigating agency conducting the POCA actions, they routinely also assess the correct tax position and seek to recover outstanding amounts</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Deighton more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2014-04-14T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Deighton more like this
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4286
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46403
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star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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HM Treasury more like this
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25277
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have (1) applied for, and (2) been granted, help through (a) the Help to Buy mortgage guarantee scheme, and (b) the Help to Buy equity loan scheme, in each of the ten districts of Greater Manchester. more like this
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Lord Bradley more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-11more like thismore than 2014-04-11
star this property answer text <p>LORD NEWBY</p><p>a) On 23 March, the Prime Minister announced that 2,572 mortgages were supported by the Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme in its first four months. 342 of these were in the North West. The Government does not generally collect data on the number of applications participating lenders receive for mortgages supported by the Help to Buy: mortgage guarantee scheme. However, as a single submission to the Government, two of the largest lenders in the Scheme, Lloyds and RBS, have said they received 9,569 applications, and one of the smallest lenders in the Scheme, Aldermore, received 2,313 applications.</p><p> </p><p>Now the Scheme is open, the Government is collecting data on mortgages covered by the guarantee, and will report in due course.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>b) The Government publishes monthly statistics on the cumulative number of homes purchased (legal completions), with the support of Help to Buy: equity loans, by local authority in England. The data can be found at <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/help-to-buy-equity-loan-scheme-monthly-statistics" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/help-to-buy-equity-loan-scheme-monthly-statistics</a>.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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less than 2014-04-11T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-11T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property file name 3434LW 1314.xlsx more like this
unstar this property title Help to buy - Cumulative number more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradley more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-04-01more like thismore than 2014-04-01
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many VAT inspectors, tax inspectors and senior tax inspectors were employed by HM Revenue and Customs in the financial year 2009–10; and how many will be employed in 2014–15. more like this
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Lord Beecham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-09more like thismore than 2014-04-09
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs was formed by the merger of Inland Revenue and HM Customs &amp; Excise in 2005 and the VAT Inspector and Tax Inspector are no longer roles in the organisation. There are some 17,000 tax professionals in HM Revenue &amp; Customs carrying out a range of duties from tackling non-compliance with tax obligations to advising Ministers on changes in legislation.</p><p> </p><p>Whilst the overall numbers of tax professionals has largely been maintained from 2009/10 to the present day, and will be into 2014/15, the way in which those tax professionals have been deployed has changed to address priority areas of tax risk. This is reflected in the compliance yield, which almost doubled between 2005 and 2011 to £13.9 billion, and increased again to reach £20.7 billion in 2012/13 as key risks were addressed.</p><p> </p><p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs continues to recruit substantial numbers of graduates and suitable internal candidates to develop as senior tax professionals, around 600 in the period 2012/13 to 2014/15, to maintain numbers and enhance capability.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Newby more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Beecham more like this