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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Treasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Skilled Workers 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 the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the net fiscal effect on the public purse of the Government’s decision to increase the number of Tier 5 Exceptional Talent visas from 1,000 to 2,000. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 242081 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 2019-04-12more like thismore than 2019-04-12
star this property answer text <p>The Treasury has not made an assessment of the net fiscal impact of increasing the number of Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visas available. In 2018, the number of Exceptional Talent Visas granted was within the previous quota.</p><p> </p><p>The increase in quota ensures that we have sufficient headroom in the Exceptional Talent route to continue to attract highly skilled people from across the globe; and is a demonstration of the Government’s commitment to ensuring that the UK remains a world-leader in the digital technology, science, arts and the creative sectors.</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 2019-04-12T15:40:24.903Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-12T15:40:24.903Z
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4051
unstar this property label Biography information for John Glen more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1110233
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas: Financial Services and Science more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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 the Home Department, how many Tier 5 Exceptional Talent visas were issued to people working in (a) FinTech and (b) science in 2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 242080 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 2019-04-10more like thismore than 2019-04-10
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office does not hold the information requested in a reportable format. As such the information could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-04-10T12:37:22.187Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-10T12:37:22.187Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
1109200
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-04-02more like thismore than 2019-04-02
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Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 1 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Home Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Home Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Visas more like this
star this property house id 1 remove filter
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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 the Home Department, whether he has made an estimate of the average salary of a person who has been granted a Tier 5 Exceptional Talent visa. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 239922 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 2019-04-05more like thismore than 2019-04-05
star this property answer text <p>The Tier 1 (Exceptional Talent) route is designed for internationally recognised leaders and promising future leaders in the digital technology, science and research, arts, humanities and culture sectors. There is no minimum salary requirement for applying for a visa on this route and the Home Office does not collect salary data.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Romsey and Southampton North more like this
star this property answering member printed Caroline Nokes more like this
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less than 2019-04-05T12:15:06.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-05T12:15:06.343Z
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4048
unstar this property label Biography information for Caroline Nokes more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
938570
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-07-11more like thismore than 2018-07-11
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading University Technical Colleges 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 the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to promote University Technical Colleges. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 163057 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 2018-07-19more like thismore than 2018-07-19
star this property answer text <p>The University Technical Colleges (UTC) programme has an important role to play in our reforms to technical education, with strong UTCs succeeding in equipping young people with the skills businesses need, getting them into employment and supporting social mobility.</p><p>There are regulations in place that require local authorities to write to parents of pupils in Year 9 to notify them of schools with atypical ages of admission within reasonable travelling distance, which includes UTCs, to make sure they are aware of the choices available to them. Early indications suggest that these letters have had a positive impact on awareness of UTCs and supported their recruitment.</p><p> </p><p>Recent changes to the Careers Guidance legislation also requires maintained schools and academies to provide opportunities for providers of technical education, such as UTCs, to visit schools to talk to students in Years 8-13, to inform them of their offer.</p><p> </p><p>UTCs are sponsored by employers and they are essential to marketing efforts by UTCs to promote their offer. Employers can demonstrate to pupils how attending the UTC can lead to a successful career. Employers taking a sustained and embedded role in supporting the UTC programme is crucial to their success.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Guildford more like this
star this property answering member printed Anne Milton more like this
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less than 2018-07-19T13:23:34.953Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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unstar this property label Biography information for Anne Milton more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
967825
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Small Businesses: Billing 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 the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the proportion of late payments to SMEs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 170292 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 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Government understands how important tackling late payment is, especially for smaller businesses. In due course, the Department will be publishing a call for evidence to understand the current trends and evidence on how late payments are affecting SMEs and to seek views on how the Government could go further to tackle the problem.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-09-12T16:53:42.783Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-12T16:53:42.783Z
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4487
unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
968410
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Self-employed: Pensions 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 Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of trends in the level of self-employed people participating in a private pension scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 170737 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 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>As part of its review of automatic enrolment, published in December 2017, the Government looked at the position of the self-employed and private pension saving. The review established that the 4.8 million people who are self-employed in the UK are a hugely varied population with different income and savings needs for their retirement. Overall, participation rates for the self-employed have been on the decline in recent years, falling from 31 per cent in 2006/7 to 14 per cent in 2016/17. While pension participation rates have fallen for the self-employed, analysis has shown that the self-employed have, on average, broadly comparable levels of total assets to employees’ (PPI report on policies for increasing long-term saving of the self-employed). However, analysis has shown the distribution of assets to be different for employees compared to the self-employed – employees tend to have a higher level of private pension wealth compared to the self-employed and the self-employed tend to have higher levels of property wealth relative to employees.</p><p> </p><p>The review found that there is currently no single or simple and straightforward mechanism to bring self-employed people into workplace pension saving. Nor is there any consensus or evidence about the best approach to increasing pension saving among this group.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to work towards implementing our manifesto commitment to improve retirement savings among the self-employed by testing targeted interventions to understand what works in practice. We will provide more information about the trial areas later this year, following our feasibility work.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 170738 more like this
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less than 2018-09-11T16:15:25.617Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T16:15:25.617Z
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4142
unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
968412
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-05more like thismore than 2018-09-05
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Department for Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept id 29 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Work and Pensions more like this
star this property hansard heading Self-employed: Pensions 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 the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps her Department has taken to encourage self-employed individuals to participate in a private pension scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 170738 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 2018-09-11more like thismore than 2018-09-11
star this property answer text <p>As part of its review of automatic enrolment, published in December 2017, the Government looked at the position of the self-employed and private pension saving. The review established that the 4.8 million people who are self-employed in the UK are a hugely varied population with different income and savings needs for their retirement. Overall, participation rates for the self-employed have been on the decline in recent years, falling from 31 per cent in 2006/7 to 14 per cent in 2016/17. While pension participation rates have fallen for the self-employed, analysis has shown that the self-employed have, on average, broadly comparable levels of total assets to employees’ (PPI report on policies for increasing long-term saving of the self-employed). However, analysis has shown the distribution of assets to be different for employees compared to the self-employed – employees tend to have a higher level of private pension wealth compared to the self-employed and the self-employed tend to have higher levels of property wealth relative to employees.</p><p> </p><p>The review found that there is currently no single or simple and straightforward mechanism to bring self-employed people into workplace pension saving. Nor is there any consensus or evidence about the best approach to increasing pension saving among this group.</p><p> </p><p>We are committed to work towards implementing our manifesto commitment to improve retirement savings among the self-employed by testing targeted interventions to understand what works in practice. We will provide more information about the trial areas later this year, following our feasibility work.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Hexham more like this
star this property answering member printed Guy Opperman more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 170737 more like this
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less than 2018-09-11T16:15:25.693Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-11T16:15:25.693Z
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4142
unstar this property label Biography information for Guy Opperman more like this
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1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
967826
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-04more like thismore than 2018-09-04
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Self-employed 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 the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the number of self-employed individuals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 170293 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 2018-09-12more like thismore than 2018-09-12
star this property answer text <p>The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy relies on published labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) which are available here:</p><p><a href="https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/bulletins/uklabourmarket/previousReleases" target="_blank">https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/bulletins/uklabourmarket/previousReleases</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood more like this
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2018-09-12T16:53:50.22Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-12T16:53:50.22Z
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4487
unstar this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
997306
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star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways: Construction 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 the Secretary of State for Transport, how many rail market-led proposals for the construction of new railways by private sector firms he has received; and if he will list those proposals. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 184937 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 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
star this property answer text <p>The department has received 30 responses to its call for ideas for market-led proposals to enhance the railway, which it launched in March this year. These submissions covered a wide range of railway enhancements, but the department cannot make an announcement about individual schemes at this time as these proposals were submitted in confidence and such disclosure may prejudice the commercial interests of the proposers. Individual promoters will be contacted later in the autumn.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 184936 more like this
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less than 2018-11-02T12:32:37.037Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-02T12:32:37.037Z
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4039
unstar this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this
997305
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
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Department for Transport more like this
star this property answering dept id 27 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Transport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Transport more like this
star this property hansard heading Railways 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 the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to announce which rail market-led proposals have been successful in securing approval to proceed to the next stage of the process; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Windsor more like this
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Adam Afriyie more like this
star this property uin 184936 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 2018-11-02more like thismore than 2018-11-02
star this property answer text <p>The department has received 30 responses to its call for ideas for market-led proposals to enhance the railway, which it launched in March this year. These submissions covered a wide range of railway enhancements, but the department cannot make an announcement about individual schemes at this time as these proposals were submitted in confidence and such disclosure may prejudice the commercial interests of the proposers. Individual promoters will be contacted later in the autumn.</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
star this property grouped question UIN 184937 more like this
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less than 2018-11-02T12:32:36.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-02T12:32:36.96Z
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4039
unstar this property label Biography information for Joseph Johnson more like this
star this property tabling member
1586
star this property label Biography information for Adam Afriyie more like this