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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Widowed Parents Allowance 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many widowed parents and bereaved cohabiting parents will be financially worse off as a result of the planned changes to the widowed parent's allowance. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Renfrewshire more like this
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Kirsten Oswald more like this
star this property uin 44076 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The new Bereavement Support Payment will be introduced from April 2017 for new claimants only. Existing claimants of Widowed Parent's Allowance and Bereavement Allowance will remain on those benefits for the lifetime of their awards, so there will be no impact on them or their families.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T10:19:49.03Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T10:19:49.03Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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4413
unstar this property label Biography information for Kirsten Oswald more like this
574006
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits: Payments 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of recipients of (a) child tax credit and (b) working tax credit whose payments have been erroneously stopped in each year from 2010 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 44782 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and SYNNEX-Concentrix have arrangements for regular and frequent communications including weekly and monthly meetings as well as other discussions on a day-to-day basis.</p><p> </p><p>Since the beginning of the contract between SYNNEX-Concentrix and HMRC in November 2014 to 11 September 2016, SYNNEX-Concentrix have considered around 667,000 cases of which around 103,000 cases have been amended</p><p> </p><p>The total savings in Annually Managed Expenditure were £2.3 million in 2014-15, £122.3 million in 2015-16 and £159.5 million in 2016-17 to mid- August 2016. The total to date is £284.1 million since commencement of the contract in November 14.</p><p> </p><p>SYNNEX-Concentrix has achieved the 75 day service level agreement throughout the contract period to date.</p><p> </p><p>Since the contract variation in October 2015 to the end of August 2016, there have been a) 13 Amber Green Failures, b) 9 Amber failures, c) 10 red failures and d) 13 Black Failures of Key Performance Indicators. During this same period there have been 1,410 checks of these indicators.</p><p> </p><p>Since the start of the contract, the average waiting time for SYNNEX-Concentrix to answer telephone calls has been 6 minutes and 53 seconds and the maximum waiting time for one individual was 1 hour 5 minutes and 34 seconds.</p><p> </p><p>Since the contract commenced in November 2014 to mid-August 2016, the average length of time taken between SYNNEX-Concentrix starting to work a mandatory reconsideration and SYNNEX-Concentrix making a decision is 23 days.</p><p> </p><p>These cases are not generally erroneous, but tend to arise when further information is provided by the claimant, allowing SYNNEX-Concentrix to review the case after the initial decision has been made.</p><p>There are currently no tax credit Mandatory Reconsiderations being worked by SYNNEX-Concentrix that are over the target timescale. The table below provides the number of mandatory reconsiderations and appeals that have been received in each financial year since the commencement of the contract.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Appeals</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number Received</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">365</del><ins class="ministerial">383</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17 to <del class="ministerial">mid-</del><ins class="ministerial">31</ins>August 16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">167</del><ins class="ministerial">169</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mandatory Reconsiderations</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number Received</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">436</del><ins class="ministerial">76</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2042</del><ins class="ministerial">7904</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17 to <del class="ministerial">mid-</del><ins class="ministerial">31</ins>August 16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">7989</del><ins class="ministerial">3495</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total number of appeals received is about 0.08% of all decisions SYNNEX-Concentrix made in the same period. The total number of Mandatory Reconsiderations received is about 1.6% of all decisions SYNNEX-Concentrix made.</p><p> </p><p>Tax credits claimants are asked to provide information within 30 days when undergoing checks for error and fraud.</p><p> </p><p>The information about the estimate of the number of recipients of child tax credit and working tax credit whose payments have been erroneously stopped in each year from 2010 to date is not available in the form requested.</p><p> </p><p>However, if a claimant believes that an incorrect decision<del class="ministerial">s</del> has been made, they are able to request a review (now known as a Mandatory Reconsideration). If a claimant believes the review decision to be wrong, they may appeal to an independent tribunal. During reviews or at appeal, additional information is often provided that could have supported the original claim, had it been made available earlier in the process. The proportion of reviews and appeals that result in the original decision being changed remains small in proportion to the total number of cases processed.</p><p> </p><p>Tax credits are often reinstated when information to support the claim is provided after the initial decision has been taken. Since November 2014 to mid-August 2016 the Contractor has amended 6,755 decisions following the receipt of a mandatory reconsideration. Since the start of the contract to mid-August 2016 the Authority has amended 280 decisions following consideration of customer appeals from a total of around 660,000 cases where SYNNEX-Concentrix has completed its checks.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC does not hold information on how many of these were reinstated following a cancellation and how many were adjusted following an amendment to an award.</p><p> </p><p>For reasons of commercial sensitivity, HMRC does not disclose its intent around either Clauses B5 or E6 of the contract. For similar reasons, HMRC does not publish the reports completed at the end of each Measurement Period at this time nor disclose the number and value of fines and penalties incurred by SYNNEX-Concentrix under its contract with HMRC.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T16:34:44.473Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:34:44.473Z
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less than 2016-12-02T11:29:40.96Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-02T11:29:40.96Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4473
unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
577442
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-07more like thismore than 2016-09-07
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Welfare Tax Credits more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2016 to Question 44669, how many tax credit (a) awards have been considered and (b) error or fraud cases have been identified and corrected since the beginning of the contract between SYNNEX Concentrix and HM Revenue and Customs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield, Heeley more like this
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Louise Haigh more like this
star this property uin 45573 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and SYNNEX-Concentrix have arrangements for regular and frequent communications including weekly and monthly meetings as well as other discussions on a day-to-day basis.</p><p> </p><p>Since the beginning of the contract between SYNNEX-Concentrix and HMRC in November 2014 to 11 September 2016, SYNNEX-Concentrix have considered around 667,000 cases of which around 103,000 cases have been amended</p><p> </p><p>The total savings in Annually Managed Expenditure were £2.3 million in 2014-15, £122.3 million in 2015-16 and £159.5 million in 2016-17 to mid- August 2016. The total to date is £284.1 million since commencement of the contract in November 14.</p><p> </p><p>SYNNEX-Concentrix has achieved the 75 day service level agreement throughout the contract period to date.</p><p> </p><p>Since the contract variation in October 2015 to the end of August 2016, there have been a) 13 Amber Green Failures, b) 9 Amber failures, c) 10 red failures and d) 13 Black Failures of Key Performance Indicators. During this same period there have been 1,410 checks of these indicators.</p><p> </p><p>Since the start of the contract, the average waiting time for SYNNEX-Concentrix to answer telephone calls has been 6 minutes and 53 seconds and the maximum waiting time for one individual was 1 hour 5 minutes and 34 seconds.</p><p> </p><p>Since the contract commenced in November 2014 to mid-August 2016, the average length of time taken between SYNNEX-Concentrix starting to work a mandatory reconsideration and SYNNEX-Concentrix making a decision is 23 days.</p><p> </p><p>These cases are not generally erroneous, but tend to arise when further information is provided by the claimant, allowing SYNNEX-Concentrix to review the case after the initial decision has been made.</p><p>There are currently no tax credit Mandatory Reconsiderations being worked by SYNNEX-Concentrix that are over the target timescale. The table below provides the number of mandatory reconsiderations and appeals that have been received in each financial year since the commencement of the contract.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Appeals</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number Received</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">0</del><ins class="ministerial">3</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">365</del><ins class="ministerial">383</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17 to <del class="ministerial">mid-</del><ins class="ministerial">31</ins>August 16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">167</del><ins class="ministerial">169</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Mandatory Reconsiderations</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number Received</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014/15</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">436</del><ins class="ministerial">76</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015/16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">2042</del><ins class="ministerial">7904</ins></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016/17 to <del class="ministerial">mid-</del><ins class="ministerial">31</ins>August 16</p></td><td><p><del class="ministerial">7989</del><ins class="ministerial">3495</ins></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The total number of appeals received is about 0.08% of all decisions SYNNEX-Concentrix made in the same period. The total number of Mandatory Reconsiderations received is about 1.6% of all decisions SYNNEX-Concentrix made.</p><p> </p><p>Tax credits claimants are asked to provide information within 30 days when undergoing checks for error and fraud.</p><p> </p><p>The information about the estimate of the number of recipients of child tax credit and working tax credit whose payments have been erroneously stopped in each year from 2010 to date is not available in the form requested.</p><p> </p><p>However, if a claimant believes that an incorrect decision<del class="ministerial">s</del> has been made, they are able to request a review (now known as a Mandatory Reconsideration). If a claimant believes the review decision to be wrong, they may appeal to an independent tribunal. During reviews or at appeal, additional information is often provided that could have supported the original claim, had it been made available earlier in the process. The proportion of reviews and appeals that result in the original decision being changed remains small in proportion to the total number of cases processed.</p><p> </p><p>Tax credits are often reinstated when information to support the claim is provided after the initial decision has been taken. Since November 2014 to mid-August 2016 the Contractor has amended 6,755 decisions following the receipt of a mandatory reconsideration. Since the start of the contract to mid-August 2016 the Authority has amended 280 decisions following consideration of customer appeals from a total of around 660,000 cases where SYNNEX-Concentrix has completed its checks.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC does not hold information on how many of these were reinstated following a cancellation and how many were adjusted following an amendment to an award.</p><p> </p><p>For reasons of commercial sensitivity, HMRC does not disclose its intent around either Clauses B5 or E6 of the contract. For similar reasons, HMRC does not publish the reports completed at the end of each Measurement Period at this time nor disclose the number and value of fines and penalties incurred by SYNNEX-Concentrix under its contract with HMRC.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T16:34:45.44Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T16:34:45.44Z
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less than 2016-12-02T11:32:26.917Zmore like thismore than 2016-12-02T11:32:26.917Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4473
unstar this property label Biography information for Louise Haigh more like this
574010
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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HM Treasury more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Treasury: Glasgow 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress his Department has made on identifying suitable properties for the relocation of its offices to Glasgow; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 44866 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) location decisions were based on a number of key principles to enable it to deliver more for less. This included retention of its current staff and skills and local and national transport links. It does not plan to carry out an impact assessment on the local economy of East Kilbride in addition to the People Impact Assessments that have already been conducted.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC is considering a number of sites at each regional centre location, including Glasgow. More details will be available when commercial negotiations have finished.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 44847 more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T11:19:10.327Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T11:19:10.327Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4412
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
573580
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Treasury: Consultants 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many times (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs has used the services of (i) PwC, (ii) Deloitte, (iii) Ernst and Young, (iv) KPMG and (v) other consulting firms in the last three financial years; and what (A) work was undertaken and (B) the cost to the public purse was on each such occasion. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barking more like this
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Margaret Hodge more like this
star this property uin 44320 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HMT</p><p>The department always seeks to use internal resources whenever possible in order to fulfill its objectives, and procure external expertise only after internal and a civil service-wide recruitment exercise has been exhausted.</p><p>The cost to the public purse for using PwC, Deloitte, Ernst &amp; Young and KPMG for the last three financial years can be found in the tables below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Supplier</p></td><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Spend</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Ernst &amp; Young LLP</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>185,715.00</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>96,000.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>160,000.00</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Supplier</p></td><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Spend</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Deloitte LLP</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>233,692.00</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>65,500.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>287,338.00</p></td></tr></tbody></table><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Supplier</p></td><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Spend</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Deloitte MCS Ltd</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>86,461.00</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>105,674.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Supplier</p></td><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Spend</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PwC</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>135,418.00</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>101,755.00</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Supplier</p></td><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Spend</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>KPMG LLP</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td rowspan="2"><p> </p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>585,600.00</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>34,429.00</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>As part of the government’s transparency agenda launched in 2010, the department publishes on a monthly basis, the amount spent on consultancy. However, it is only the amount spent, not the suppliers which is published. The time taken to collate spend with other suppliers for the requested time period could only be provided at disproportionate cost. The number of times used and the work undertaken by our consultants could also only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC</p><p> </p><p>HMRC do not maintain a central record of individual assignments therefore data is not available except at disproportionate cost. However HMRC can provide the annual spend with these companies for the last 3 financial years. It should be noted that this spend will cover a wide range of services.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Supplier</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>DELOITTE TOUCHE TOHMATSU</p></td><td><p>£1,566,218</p></td><td><p>£1,557,065</p></td><td><p>£599,286</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS</p></td><td><p>£591,360</p></td><td><p>£449,908</p></td><td><p>£216,885</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>ERNST &amp; YOUNG GLOBAL LIMITED</p></td><td><p>£18</p></td><td><p>£664,537</p></td><td><p>£34,150</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>KPMG INTERNATIONAL</p></td><td><p>£133,991</p></td><td><p>£177,665</p></td><td><p>£0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Brighton, Kemptown more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Kirby more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:17:45.237Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:17:45.237Z
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Kirby more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Margaret Hodge more like this
573571
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Treasury: Brexit 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to prepare for the UK to leave the EU since 23 June 2016; and what further such steps his Department plans to take in the remainder of 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
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Karl McCartney more like this
star this property uin 44254 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Department for Exiting the European Union has responsibility for overseeing preparations for the withdrawal of the UK from the EU and conducting these withdrawal negotiations in support of the Prime Minister. In doing this it is working very closely with other government departments, including HM Treasury, and a wide range of other interested parties.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T10:03:42.86Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T10:03:42.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Karl McCartney more like this
574015
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxation: Treaties 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will conduct a spillover analysis to examine the international effects of UK tax policy of a similar character to those undertaken by the governments of the Netherlands and Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow more like this
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Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
star this property uin 44850 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The government has no current plans to conduct a spillover analysis, which it does not believe would be a useful exercise.</p><p> </p><p>The government is committed to a competitive and fair tax system, and has led international efforts to tackle tax evasion and avoidance while supporting developing countries to implement tax reforms. Through the G20 we have commissioned the international organisations to develop toolkits to assist developing countries to implement the Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) outcomes as well as funding assistance to help developing country tax authorities tackle multinational tax avoidance.</p><p> </p><p>The UK is a founder member of the Addis Tax Initiative, which commits the UK to double its Overseas Development Assistance spend on tax capacity building by 2020 and to work to make international tax reform more accessible to developing countries.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T11:22:54.747Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T11:22:54.747Z
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3918
star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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4412
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Lisa Cameron more like this
573566
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Taxation more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the findings of the Centre for Cities report, entitled 10 years of tax, published on 7 July 2016, what steps his Department has taken since 2010 to address regional variations in tax generation. 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 44547 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>We have gone further than any other government in devolving significant powers and funding from central government to city regions through devolution deals - which will result in high quality jobs, local growth, and reduce regional variations in tax generation. We are breaking with decades of centralisation, handing real powers away from Whitehall and closer to local people.</p><p> </p><p>The government has made several commitments which will boost high quality job creation across the regions. £200m has been committed to Transport for the North, strategic investments have been made in science (including £235m for the Sir Henry Royce Institute in Manchester,) Hull has been backed as the 2017 City of Culture, and we are creating a Midlands Engine Investment Fund of over £250m.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 44480 more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T10:10:54.347Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T10:10:54.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Steve McCabe more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-02more like thismore than 2016-09-02
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Tax Allowances: Landlords 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of private landlords who will be affected by the tax relief change to higher rate taxpayers announced in the Summer Budget 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Oldham West and Royton more like this
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Jim McMahon more like this
star this property uin 44101 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HMRC estimate that 1 in 5 landlords will pay more tax as a result of this measure.</p><p> </p><p>Given that only a small proportion of the housing market is affected by this change, the Government does not expect these changes to have a large impact on rent levels or house prices. The Office of Budget Responsibility (OBR) also expects the impact on the housing market will be small.</p><p> </p><p>The Government will double the housing budget from 2018-19 and has set out the most ambitious affordable housing plan since the 1970s to support working people in their aim to own their own home, together the measures in the plan amount to over £20 billion of investment in housing between 2016-17 and 2020-21.</p><p> </p><p>The level of housing benefits is dependent on a number of factors such as, household and individual circumstances in regards to employment and household income, inflation and rents. The Government does not expect a large impact on rent levels from this policy, and any impact would be dampened in the short term due to other policy decisions. Therefore, the government does not anticipate changes to the overall level of housing benefits as a result. Nevertheless, the government will continue to monitor rental levels charged in the private rented sector.</p><p> </p><p>Landlords are required to maintain their properties to a legal minimum standard. The reform to the wear and tear allowance means that all landlords will now be able to offset the costs of replacing furnishings in their properties removing the previous disincentive to do so. The Government therefore does not think that the changes to the tax rules will reduce standards for tenants.</p><p> </p><p>Some landlords may face difficult decisions regarding their properties. This is why the Government has chosen to act in a proportionate and gradual way. Basic rate income tax relief will still be available on a landlord’s finance costs, the restriction will not be introduced until April 2017 and then it will be phased in over 4 years. This gives landlords time to plan ahead of the changes.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 44504 more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T14:33:13.087Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T14:33:13.087Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim McMahon more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-09-06more like thismore than 2016-09-06
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services 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 Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average telephone waiting time was for members of the public trying to contact HM Revenue and Customs in the first six months of (a) 2015 and (b) 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
star this property uin 45112 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue and Customs publishes regular performance reports, including average speed of answer details, which are available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/business-plan-indicators.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Battersea more like this
star this property answering member printed Jane Ellison more like this
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less than 2016-09-12T11:22:02.267Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-12T11:22:02.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Jane Ellison more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Gregory Campbell more like this