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1126962
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Construction: Trading Standards 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Trading Standards in protecting consumers from rogue and incompetent builders in the construction industry. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Morecambe and Lunesdale more like this
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David Morris more like this
star this property uin 254821 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>No such assessment has been made, but the Government is considering options to ensure that our system of consumer protection provides a robust response to both local and national threats for the Consumer White Paper.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has endorsed the TrustMark scheme to reduce the number of rogue and incompetent builders; and to identify local traders who have undergone independent checks for both trade competence and good trading practice. This scheme gives consumers increased confidence and ability to choose registered businesses including builders who adhere to and maintain high standards.</p><p> </p><p>TrustMark is actively involved with Trading Standards to provide further protection to consumers affected by rogue builders.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:20:22.1Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:20:22.1Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for David Morris more like this
1127147
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-16more like thismore than 2019-05-16
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Females: Directors 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of women in senior roles at UK energy companies. 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 255270 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
star this property answer text <p>Government does not make assessments of the number of women in senior roles at UK energy companies, but alongside sponsoring the Hampton-Alexander Review on FTSE Women Leaders and promoting diversity in the energy sector, we support the work of POWERful Women which collates data on gender diversity in senior and middle management levels in the energy sector - which can be found at: <a href="http://powerfulwomen.org.uk/board-statistics-by-company/" target="_blank">http://powerfulwomen.org.uk/board-statistics-by-company/</a></p><p>Strong progress has been made in that the representation of women on FTSE 100 boards has increased from 12.5% in 2011 to 31.6% in May 2019 and among executive directors has doubled from 5.5% to 10.3% in the same period.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-22T16:20:15.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:20:15.537Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1127507
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Minimum Wage: Non-payment 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to respond to the Low Pay Commission's report entitled Non-compliance and enforcement of the national minimum wage, published April 2019. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 256329 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Enforcement of the National Minimum and National Living Wage (NMW) is a priority for the Government. Since 2015 we have doubled the budget to enforce the NMW and we are taking tough action against the minority of employers who underpay. In 2018/19 HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) identified a record £24.4 million in arrears for over 220,000 workers and issued over £17 million in penalties to non-compliant employers.</p><p> </p><p>Later this year, we will publish a NMW enforcement and compliance report. This report will discuss the state of NMW non-compliance for 2018/19; the recommendations made by the LPC in their April 2019 report; and plans for NMW enforcement over the coming year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:59:17.37Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:59:17.37Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1127508
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Minimum Wage: Non-payment 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 May 2019 to Question 252048, Living Wage and Minimum Wage: Non-payment, whether his Department has begun drafting the review of the National Minimum Wage Naming Scheme; and by what date he plans to publish that review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Barnsley East more like this
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Stephanie Peacock more like this
star this property uin 256330 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The review of the National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage Naming Scheme has begun and work remains ongoing; there is currently no set date for completion. Any changes resulting from this will be communicated through an update of our published enforcement policy document.</p><p> </p><p>The current version of this document can be found online at the below address:</p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/656568/nmw-enforcement-beis_-_policy_doc_-_full_vFINAL__3_.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/656568/nmw-enforcement-beis_-_policy_doc_-_full_vFINAL__3_.pdf</a></p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:57:46.467Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:57:46.467Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Stephanie Peacock more like this
1127518
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Energy: Billing 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received on requiring companies using continuous payment authorities to contact customers in advance of the automatic renewal date to provide the option to cancel. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Chipping Barnet more like this
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Theresa Villiers more like this
star this property uin 256261 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Department has received representations regarding companies using continuous payment authorities. In the Consumer Green Paper, ‘Modernising Consumer Markets’ published last year, the Government announced that it had asked the Consumer Protection Partnership to assess the issues with subscriptions and to recommend any further actions needed. The Government is considering the advice received and will publish a White Paper in due course.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:57:17.477Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:57:17.477Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Theresa Villiers more like this
1127579
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Post Offices 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the sustainability of the Post Office Network. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill more like this
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Hugh Gaffney more like this
star this property uin 256370 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the critical role that post offices play in communities and for small businesses across the UK. This is why the Government committed to safeguard the post office network and protect existing rural services. The overall number of post offices across the UK remains at its most stable in decades with over 11,500 branches thanks to significant Government investment of over £2 billion since 2010.</p><p> </p><p>While the Government sets the strategic direction for the Post Office, it allows the company the commercial freedom to deliver this strategy as an independent business.</p><p>The operation and management of the Post Office Network are operational matters for Post Office Limited.</p><p>I have therefore asked Alisdair Cameron, the Group interim Chief Executive of Post Office Limited, to write to the hon Member on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the libraries of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:52:50.757Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:52:50.757Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Hugh Gaffney more like this
1127646
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Companies: Registration 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing an exemption from the Companies House SR01 form fee for the removal of a home address from public record on grounds of public safety. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Leigh more like this
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Jo Platt more like this
star this property uin 256394 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The Government has no current plans to introduce an exemption to the fee for removing a home address from the public record. Companies House operates on the basis of cost recovery.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-29T13:38:56.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T13:38:56.323Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Platt more like this
1127650
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Work Experience: Pay 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, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that interns are paid at least (a) the national minimum wage and (b) the national living wage. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle-under-Lyme more like this
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Paul Farrelly more like this
star this property uin 256245 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The law is clear that any individual performing work is entitled to receive the National Minimum and National Living Wage (NMW). The Government is committed to enforcing this right. In 2018/19 HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) identified a record £24.4 million in arrears for over 220,000 workers and issued over £17 million in penalties to non-compliant employers. The budget to enforce the NMW stands at its highest ever.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC have contacted over 2,000 employers found to be advertising unpaid internships online to ensure they are compliant with the law. They have also issued over 15,000 letters to employers in industries where internships are common to remind them of their responsibilities.</p><p> </p><p>Earlier this month my hon Friend the Minister of State (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy) (Margot James) and I co-hosted a roundtable on internships with employers and organisations in the creative industries. Discussion focused on how Government can work better with employers to raise the profile of existing rules and ensure that interns are paid in accordance with NMW law. The event provided important insight which will be used to improve compliance with the law across all sectors.</p><p> </p><p>Anyone who feels they are being underpaid the NMW should contact Acas for free impartial advice or make a complaint directly to HMRC through their online form. HMRC follow up on every worker complaint received, even those which are anonymous.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:54:49.013Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:54:49.013Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Paul Farrelly more like this
1127672
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star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Royal Mail: Standards more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Department has made of the performance of Royal Mail in relation to the (a) number of deliveries, (b) number of failed deliveries and (c) number of deliveries taking more than four weeks in the latest period for which information is available. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff Central more like this
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Jo Stevens more like this
star this property uin 256414 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>Royal Mail is required to publish quarterly Quality of Service reports, against delivery targets set and reviewed by the postal industry regulator Ofcom. These can be found on Royal Mail’s website.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-05-23T13:55:05.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T13:55:05.537Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Jo Stevens more like this
1127872
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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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
unstar this property hansard heading Regeneration: Grimsby more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to start the implementation of phase one of the Greater Grimsby Town Deal, and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Great Grimsby more like this
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Melanie Onn more like this
star this property uin 257101 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-05more like thismore than 2019-06-05
star this property answer text <p>The ground-breaking Greater Grimsby Town Deal was launched on 5 July 2018 beginning a stronger relationship between central government and local partners. The Town Deal meets a commitment to pilot a new approach to driving growth in our towns and was included in the Industrial Strategy, our long-term plan to boost productivity by backing businesses to create high-quality, well paid jobs throughout the United Kingdom, with investment in skills, industries, and infrastructure, as well as ensuring our places realise their full potential.</p><p> </p><p>The Town Deal is focused on four inter-related themes, namely:</p><p> </p><ul><li>driving economic growth</li><li>accelerating housing delivery</li><li>transforming Grimsby’s waterfront</li><li>improving skills and educational attainment.</li></ul><p> </p><p>The Government has been working intensively with North East Lincolnshire Council, the Project Board, and the private sector on implementation since the launch of the Town Deal and there has been considerable progress.</p><p> </p><p>We have continued to support delivery of the Grimsby Heritage Action Zone and, in January 2019, announced a further £3.2m investment in heritage, culture and creative industries as a catalyst for economic growth in Grimsby through DCMS’s Cultural Development Fund. We are delivering in skills too. The Department for Education announced that the University of Lincoln-led Institute of Technology (IoT) proposal was one of 12 successful IoT proposals that will be established across the country. The IoT will operate across Lincolnshire, including Grimsby, and will be a key plank of the Town Deal.</p><p> </p><p>Progress continues to be made on implementation of the South Humber Industrial Investment Programme including starting important infrastructure works to get these strategic economic sites ready for market, including the Humber Link Road and highways improvements to Moody Lane.</p><p> </p><p>We have also been working closely with the Council and other partners to support regeneration of Grimsby’s town centre and reconnecting it with its waterfront and we hope to be saying more about this in the near future.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rochester and Strood remove filter
star this property answering member printed Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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less than 2019-06-05T15:49:28.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-05T15:49:28.383Z
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4487
star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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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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star this property label Biography information for Kelly Tolhurst more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Melanie Onn more like this