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star this property date less than 2015-12-02more like thismore than 2015-12-02
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Productivity more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2015 to Question 17311, what financial support his Department is providing for the Government's Productivity Plan; and if he will make a statement. 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 18528 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
star this property answer text <br /> <br /><p>All Government Departments have a role in helping to raise productivity and foster a dynamic economy. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) holds many of the key productivity levers, including skills, innovation, competition and regulation. The bulk of BIS spending therefore supports the Productivity Plan. The table displays total BIS Departmental Expenditure Limits up to 2019/20, as set out in the Spending Review. Specifically with regard to research, the Government has committed to protect the science resource and capital budget in real terms during this Parliament.</p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td><td><p>2019-20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total DEL (£bn)</p></td><td><p>16.6</p></td><td><p>16.5</p></td><td><p>14.5</p></td><td><p>13.4</p></td><td><p>13.2</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/479749/52229_Blue_Book_PU1865_Web_Accessible.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/479749/52229_Blue_Book_PU1865_Web_Accessible.pdf</a></p><br /> <br />
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2015-12-07T14:48:19.167Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Living Wage 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 Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, (a) what representations he has received on and (b) whether his Department plans to incentivise employers to offer the National Living Wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Houghton and Sunderland South more like this
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Bridget Phillipson more like this
star this property uin 18852 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 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
star this property answer text <br /> <br /><p>From 1 April 2016 every employer is required by law to pay the new statutory National Living Wage (NLW) for workers aged 25 and above.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2015-12-16T16:41:25.703Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-16T16:41:25.703Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Bridget Phillipson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Green Investment Bank: Finance 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 Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2015 to Question 8988, whether the Government has taken a decision on the funding of the Green Investment Bank's business activity in future years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff West more like this
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Kevin Brennan more like this
star this property uin 22804 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-01-21more like thismore than 2016-01-21
star this property answer text <br /> <br /><p>Government funding for the Green Investment Bank (GIB) for the 2016-17 period and beyond has now been announced as part of the current spending review. This is a good settlement for GIB and provides what GIB management wanted by allowing for 100% funding of GIB’s investments to the point of majority sale, assuming a sale in the next financial year.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-01-21T17:32:54.94Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-21T17:32:54.94Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Kevin Brennan more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-17more like thismore than 2015-12-17
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Prisons: Education more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what educational provision there is for offenders who are unable to read or write. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 20704 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
star this property answer text <br /> <br /><p>The Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) arrangements deliver a broad range of provision in adult prisons across England, operating within funding rules set by the Skills Funding Agency. Those funding rules require providers to deliver a core curriculum, commissioned by the prison Governor or the lead Governor for a cluster of prisons, in conjunction with the Skills Funding Agency, which must include mandatory initial assessment of English (and maths) for all prisoners on reception to custody as well as English, maths and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) provision.</p><br /><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-01-18T16:58:02.58Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-18T16:58:02.58Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
439036
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star this property date less than 2015-12-16more like thismore than 2015-12-16
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Staff 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 Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2015 to Question 19589, what the budget for the BIS Automotive sector team has been in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement. 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 20401 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 2016-01-05more like thismore than 2016-01-05
star this property answer text <br /> <br /><p>The administrative budget associated with the BIS Automotive sector team for the last five financial years is illustrated below.</p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>Administrative Cost</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>11/12</p></td><td><p>£1,393,614*^</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>12/13</p></td><td><p>£1,187,636^</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>13/14</p></td><td><p>£1,207,986^</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>14/15</p></td><td><p>£1,256,570^</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>15/16</p></td><td><p>£1,219,550^</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>*Includes funding for the Advanced Manufacturing Showcasing team who came under the same administrative budget for these years.</p><p>^ Includes one FTE on loan to the Office for Low Emission Vehicles</p><br /> <br /><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-01-05T16:46:03.167Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-05T16:46:03.167Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Loans more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of changes in student loan repayments to freeze the £21,000 income threshold cap on students and graduates from lower and middle incomes. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL4269 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2015-12-15more like thismore than 2015-12-15
star this property answer text <br /><p><del class="ministerial">The budget for the Tradeshow Access Programme was £11.05M in 2014/15 and the estimated spend in 2015/16 is £10.25M.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">For 2016/17 and beyond, UKTI will be reviewing how the Tradeshow Access Programme is aligned with other Export Services as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review settlement. It is therefore not possible to confirm the budget at this stage.</del></p><p><del class="ministerial">I will respond positively to a request for a meeting with the Sponsors Alliance subject to diary commitments.</del></p><br /><p><ins class="ministerial">The Government published an Equality Analysis of the impact of freezing the student loan repayment threshold on 25th November.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">All borrowers whose earnings are above the repayment threshold will pay around £6 per week more (in nominal terms) by 2020/21. Those individuals with the lowest lifetime earnings will be affected the least, because they will either never earn above the earnings threshold, or will only do so for a more limited period of the loan’s life.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The full Equality Analysis is attached, but can also be found at the following link: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/479559/bis-15-635-freezing-student-loan-repayment-threshold-equality-analysis.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/479559/bis-15-635-freezing-student-loan-repayment-threshold-equality-analysis.pdf</a></ins></p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2015-12-15T16:20:37.12Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-15T16:20:37.12Z
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less than 2015-12-21T13:24:16.81Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-21T13:24:16.81Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property file name HL4269 attachment -freezing-student-loan-repayment-threshold-equality-analysis.pdf more like this
star this property title Equality Analysis more like this
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star this property answering member printed Lord Maude of Horsham more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Missions: Iran more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, whether any trade missions to Iran are planned involving businesses from the UK in 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-01-25more like thismore than 2016-01-25
star this property answer text <br /><p><strong></strong></p><br /><p>The UK government fully supports expanding our trade relationship with Iran. UK Trade and Investment will be leading a whole of government approach to engage with UK companies to ensure that UK businesses are well equipped to benefit from the commercial opportunities that will arise from sanction relief.</p><br /><p>There is a desire on both sides to build a long-term bilateral relationship based on future partnership, where trade and investment is a key pillar. We plan to take further trade delegations to Iran in the near future across a number of sectors where UK companies are best placed to benefit from commercial opportunities.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2016-01-25T15:49:42.437Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-25T15:49:42.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Disability Aids: Sales more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will take steps to prevent the exploitation of consumers by salesmen of stair lifts and other aids to the elderly and disabled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bath more like this
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Ben Howlett more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-01-20more like thismore than 2016-01-20
star this property answer text <br /><p><strong></strong></p><p>The Department funds the Citizens Advice Service to provide valuable advice to consumers, including how to avoid scams. Citizens Advice also lead the annual Scams Awareness Month, working with Trading Standards to help give consumers the confidence to spot and report a scam.</p><br /><p>Trading Standards Officers have powers to take action under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 against salesmen who use misleading practices and aggressive pressure selling. Additionally, National Trading Standards Scambuster Teams take action against large scale national and regional scammers, including those who exploit the elderly and vulnerable through the sale of substandard or unnecessary mobility aids.</p><br /><p>Since 2014 the Consumer Protection (Amendment) Regulations 2014 introduced important new rights for consumers to take their own action against such traders to get their money back.</p><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-01-20T17:45:38.297Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-20T17:45:38.297Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ben Howlett more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Apprentices: Disability more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make it his policy to ensure that 15 per cent of the three million apprenticeships his Department plans to deliver over the next five years are taken up by disabled people. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wythenshawe and Sale East more like this
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Mike Kane more like this
star this property uin 18651 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-01-18more like thismore than 2016-01-18
star this property answer text <br /><p><strong></strong></p><p>We are committed to reaching 3 million new apprenticeship starts by 2020. Thousands of disabled people have benefitted from apprenticeships. In the 2014/15 academic year 44,090 of those starting an apprenticeship declared a disability or learning difficulty (LDD). This is 8.8% of the total starts.</p><br /><p>Apprenticeships are jobs with training and availability is dependent upon employers offering opportunities. However, we believe that there is more that can be done to ensure that people from a diverse range of backgrounds are in the best possible place to apply for and secure an apprenticeship. Employers must fulfil their duties as set out in the Equality Act 2010 for apprentices as they would for other employees.</p><br /><p>An Apprenticeships Equality and Diversity Advisory group helps government understand and address any apprenticeship equality and diversity issues in order to reduce barriers and make apprenticeships as inclusive as possible.</p><p><strong></strong></p>
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2016-01-18T16:51:38.67Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-18T16:51:38.67Z
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star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mike Kane more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-05more like thismore than 2016-01-05
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Higher Education: Costs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what steps he is taking to reduce the cost of university for students. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Huddersfield more like this
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Mr Barry Sheerman more like this
star this property uin 20939 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
star this property answer text <br /><p>All eligible students can apply for an upfront tuition fee loan to meet the costs of their tuition fees. This ensures that students are not prevented from attending their course because they cannot pay for their fees.</p><br /><p>From 1 August 2016 onwards, students who would otherwise have received a grant will see an increase in the amount of maintenance support they can access, with those from the most disadvantaged backgrounds receiving 10.3% more in loans for living costs.</p><br /><p>Linking repayment to a borrower's income will ensure that deductions are based on their ability to repay. Repayments are made through the UK tax system at 9% of earnings of any income over the relevant repayment threshold and they will cease if earnings fall below the threshold. Any outstanding loan balance will be written off after thirty years.</p><br /><p><strong></strong></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Orpington more like this
star this property answering member printed Joseph Johnson more like this
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less than 2016-01-13T17:30:39.117Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-13T17:30:39.117Z
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star this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Barry Sheerman more like this