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star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Arts: Higher Education more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the impact of cutting the funding at higher education level of arts subjects on (1) the choice available to students, and (2) the creative industries. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL3575 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 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <p>As with other degrees, since 2012, Higher Education Institutions with an Access Agreement approved by the Office for Fair Access have been able to charge up to £9,000 a year for an arts degree. This funding comes via student loans and universities compete on quality and their offer to students. The Government also supports specialist institutions such as art and music colleges through the Higher Education Funding Council for England’s Institution-specific Funding.</p><br /><p>We value the creative industries which is why we support them through these and other policies. We are working with industry to take forward the recommendations in <em>*CreateUK</em>, the strategy for the sector developed by industry members of the Creative Industries Council.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T12:48:05.007Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T12:48:05.007Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
432060
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Students: Disadvantaged more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what funding will be provided to assist with the delivery of their commitment to double the proportion of students from disadvantaged backgrounds entering higher education by 2020. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL3833 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 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answer text <p>We will be issuing a grant letter to the Higher Education Funding Council for England early in the New Year outlining the Government’s priorities for expenditure through the teaching grant, including on widening access. This will take account of the announcements made in the Spending Review on. The Director of Fair Access has agreed 183 Access Agreements for 2016/17 containing an estimated £745m to support the access and success of students from disadvantaged backgrounds, up from £404m in 2009/10.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-12-03T14:00:34.973Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T14:00:34.973Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
432061
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Student Opportunity Fund more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to retain the Student Opportunity fund. more like this
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Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
star this property uin HL3834 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 2015-12-07more like thismore than 2015-12-07
star this property answer text <p>The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is responsible for decisions on how the student opportunity fund is allocated to higher education institutions and for publishing guidance.</p><br /><p>We will be issuing a grant letter to the HEFCE in the New Year outlining the Government’s priorities for expenditure through the teaching grant, including on widening access.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2015-12-07T15:43:54.16Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-07T15:43:54.16Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Burt of Solihull more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Tickets: Touting more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 2 November (HL2909) regarding breaches of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 by ticket resale websites, what action they are taking to highlight to the general public (1) the existence of, and (2) the functions of, the Citizens Advice consumer helpline. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL3634 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 2015-12-02more like thismore than 2015-12-02
star this property answer text <p>The Government advises consumers through Gov.uk to contact the Citizens Advice consumer helpline, which is funded by BIS, on any questions relating to consumer law, including ticket resales. The helpline advises consumers on their rights and remedies and will pass on complaints to Trading Standards where appropriate.</p><br /><p>Awareness of the helpline is also raised through national consumer campaigns such as Scams Awareness Month and National Consumer Week which Government supports through the Consumer Protection Partnership. Citizens Advice produces leaflets and other materials informing consumers of their rights and how to look out for scams.</p><br /> <br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-12-02T17:29:43.85Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-02T17:29:43.85Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Tickets: Touting more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of how many complaints the Citizens Advice consumer helpline has received about ticket resale websites. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL3635 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 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Government has not made a separate assessment of complaints made to the Citizens Advice Helpline at this time , but the Government is committed to reducing consumer detriment from ticket mis-selling and is supporting an independently-led review of consumer protection measures for ticket re-sale websites. The Government awaits the recommendations of this Review and will report its conclusions to Parliament by 26 May 2016.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-12-03T17:32:25.453Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T17:32:25.453Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills remove filter
unstar this property hansard heading Tickets: Touting more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many actions have been taken by the police and trading standards regarding breaches of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 in relation to ticket resale websites. more like this
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
star this property uin HL3636 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 2015-12-02more like thismore than 2015-12-02
star this property answer text <p>Such information on breaches of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 in relation to ticket re-sale websites is not currently held by or routinely made available to the Government.</p><p>The Independent Review of Secondary Ticketing required by the Consumer Rights Act will consider evidence and report by 26 May 2016.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-12-02T11:54:57.013Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-02T11:54:57.013Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town more like this
428891
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-17more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Arms Trade: Exports more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether it is their policy to suspend existing arms export licences, and to refuse new ones, if a country is believed to be committing violations of international law during an armed conflict. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL3614 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 2015-11-26more like thismore than 2015-11-26
star this property answer text <p>All export licence applications are carefully assessed on a case by case basis against the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria, taking account of all relevant factors at the time of the application. A licence will not be issued for any country if to do so would be inconsistent with any provision of the Criteria</p><p> </p><p>We keep all licences under review in the light of changing circumstances in countries of destination for UK arms exports.</p><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-11-26T15:41:58.683Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-26T15:41:58.683Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-23more like thismore than 2015-11-23
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Small Businesses more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are taking in response to data published by the European Commission in its 2015 Annual Report on European SMEs, which found that access to finance and finding customers are some of the greatest issues faced by SMEs in the EU. more like this
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Lord Cotter more like this
star this property uin HL3825 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-10more like thismore than 2015-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The European Commission’s Annual Report on European SMEs 2014/15 found that, access to finance for SMEs across the EU has decreased in importance with only 13% (down from 15% in 2013) citing it as the most pressing problem in 2014 behind a number of other issues. The UK’s SME Finance Monitor also found that 79% of SME loan and overdraft applications were successful in the 18 months to 2015 Q2, up from 67% in Q4 2013.</p><br /><p>The Government continues to take steps to improve access to finance. The British Business Bank, for example, is supporting £2.4 billion of finance to over 40,000 smaller businesses, and participating in a further £3.3 billion of finance to small mid-sized businesses, as of the end of June. In addition, the implementation of measures in the Small Business and Employment Act 2015 will require the largest banks to refer customers who have been declined finance to alternative providers via designated platforms.</p><p>The report also highlights that finding customers remains a problem for SMEs but that this is relatively less problematic than in previous years. We are supporting SMEs by providing advice on a range of issues through Growth Hubs, which join up local resources; the My Business Support Tool which helps businesses find the support they need quickly; and the Business Support Helpline.</p><br /><p>Government has made public contract opportunities easier to find by making them all accessible on an improved single online portal. The Contracts Finder contains current public sector contracts (above £10,000 in Central Government and £25,000 in the wider public sector) and a forwardpipelineof potential contract opportunities up to 2020.</p><br /><p>Of the 50,000 plus businesses that make up the customer base of UK Trade &amp; Investment, some 90% are SMEs.</p><br /><p>UKTI provides tailored help for SMEs, including: working out which markets suit their business; identifying export opportunities; introducing them to key contacts and setting up business meetings; and helping firms exhibit their goods and services at trade fairs.</p><br />
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-12-10T16:56:25.66Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-10T16:56:25.66Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Cotter more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Minimum Wage more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Rolfe on 24 November (HL3548), what are the minimum wages in each EU member state, and what is their estimate of the effect on migration of the proposed increases in the UK minimum wage. more like this
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
star this property uin HL3878 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-08more like thismore than 2015-12-08
star this property answer text <p>The Low Pay Commission’s National Minimum Wage Report 2015 outlines details of 2014 adult minimum wage rates in 12 comparator countries, including EU member states. Minimum wages vary in level and structure between countries given the context of their economic and labour market conditions. These comparisons are broken down in the table below.</p><br /><p>BIS has not undertaken any analysis of the effect of proposed minimum wage changes on migration.</p><br /> <br /><table><tbody><tr><td colspan="7"><p><strong>Annex 3</strong>: Comparison of Adult Minimum Wage, by Country, End 2014</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>In national currency expressed as hourly rate<sup>a</sup></strong></p></td><td colspan="2"><p><strong>In UK £, using:</strong></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Date of last uprating</strong></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>% increase in national currency from 2012/2013 to 2014</strong></p></td><td rowspan="2"><p><strong>Age full minimum wage usually applies<sup>b</sup></strong></p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><strong>Exchange rates</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>PPPs</strong></p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Australia<sup>c</sup> </strong></p></td><td><p>AUS$16.87</p></td><td><p>9.37</p></td><td><p>8.44</p></td><td><p>Jul-14</p></td><td><p>3.0</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Belgium</strong></p></td><td><p>€ 8.67</p></td><td><p>6.88</p></td><td><p>7.80</p></td><td><p>Dec-12</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Canada<sup>d</sup></strong></p></td><td><p>C$10.39</p></td><td><p>5.79</p></td><td><p>6.29</p></td><td><p><sup>e</sup></p></td><td><p>1.5</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>France</strong></p></td><td><p>€ 9.53</p></td><td><p>7.54</p></td><td><p>8.57</p></td><td><p>Jan-14</p></td><td><p>1.1</p></td><td><p>18</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Greece</strong></p></td><td><p>€3.52<sup>f</sup></p></td><td><p>2.73</p></td><td><p>3.82</p></td><td><p>Feb-12</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>25</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Ireland</strong></p></td><td><p>€ 8.65</p></td><td><p>6.84</p></td><td><p>7.20</p></td><td><p>Jul-11<sup>g</sup></p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Japan<sup>h</sup></strong></p></td><td><p>JPY780</p></td><td><p>4.46</p></td><td><p>5.31</p></td><td><p>Oct-13</p></td><td><p>2.0</p></td><td><p>15/18<sup>i</sup></p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Netherlands</strong></p></td><td><p>8.63<sup>j</sup></p></td><td><p>6.83</p></td><td><p>7.59</p></td><td><p>Jul-14</p></td><td><p>1.2</p></td><td><p>23</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>New Zealand</strong></p></td><td><p>NZ$14.25</p></td><td><p>7.12</p></td><td><p>7.05</p></td><td><p>Apr-14</p></td><td><p>3.6</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Portugal<sup>l</sup> </strong></p></td><td><p>€ 2.91</p></td><td><p>2.30</p></td><td><p>3.33</p></td><td><p>Oct-14</p></td><td><p>4.0</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Spain<sup>l</sup></strong></p></td><td><p>€ 3.72</p></td><td><p>2.94</p></td><td><p>3.82</p></td><td><p>Jan-12</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>16</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>United Kingdom</strong></p></td><td><p>$6.50</p></td><td><p>6.50</p></td><td><p>6.50</p></td><td><p>Oct-14</p></td><td><p>3.0</p></td><td><p>21</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>United States</strong></p></td><td><p>US$7.25<sup>m</sup></p></td><td><p>4.45</p></td><td><p>5.63</p></td><td><p>Jul-09</p></td><td><p>0.0</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7" rowspan="2"><p><em>Source:</em> British Embassies and High Commissions, Low Pay Commission (LPC) calculations of country minimum wage rates in pounds sterling using exchange rates and PPPs. PPPs derived from Comparative Price Levels (CPLs), OEDC Main Economic Indicators, September 2014. Exchange rates, Bank of England month average spot exchange rates, September 2014.</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td></td></tr><tr><td><p><em>Notes:</em></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7" rowspan="2"><p>a. For countries where the minimum wage is not expressed as an hourly rate, the rate has been converted to an hourly basis assuming a working time of 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week and 173.3 hours per month.</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7" rowspan="2"><p>b. Exemptions and special rules apply in many cases. For example, in France and the US the full adult rate applies to young workers with tenure of more than six and more than three months respectively.</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>c. The Australian Federal National Minimum Wage Order, effective from first pay period on or after 1 July 2014.</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>d. Weighted average of provincial/territorial rates.</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3"><p>e. Date of last uprating varies between provinces.</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>f. Minimum hourly rate for ‘employees’. Different hourly rate operates for ‘blue collar’ workers.</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7" rowspan="2"><p>g. The hourly minimum rate was reduced from €8.65 to €7.65 for adult workers on 1 Feb 2011. That reduction was reversed and the hourly rate went back up to €8.65 on 1 July 2011.</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td></td></tr><tr><td colspan="2"><p>h. Weighted average of prefectural rates.</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>i. Age 15 to receive the regional minimum wage. Age 18 to receive the sectoral minimum wage.</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7" rowspan="2"><p>j. Excludes 8 per cent supplement for holiday pay. Minimum wage based on a 40 hour working week. There are different minimum wage rates for those working a 38 or 36 hour week.</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td></td></tr><tr><td colspan="7"><p>k. For all employees aged 16 and over, who are not either on the training minimum wage or the starting out minimum wage.</p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>l. Not including annual supplementary pay of two additional months of salary for full-time workers.</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td></td></tr><tr><td colspan="6"><p>m. Federal minimum wage. Tipped employees receive a lower minimum wage depending on state laws.</p></td><td><p><br></p></td><td></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Neville-Rolfe more like this
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less than 2015-12-08T17:52:09.177Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-08T17:52:09.177Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Forsyth of Drumlean more like this
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star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2015-11-24
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
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unstar this property hansard heading Union Learning Fund more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much money has been paid to the Union Learning Fund (1) in the past three years, and (2) in total since its inception; which trade unions were provided with assistance from the Fund last year and how much each trade union was provided with; and whether they have any plans to end those payments or assess their efficacy. more like this
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Lord Laird more like this
star this property uin HL3882 more like this
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star this property answer text <p>The Union Learning Fund (ULF) was established in 1998 and funding has been provided by a number of different Departments. Between 1998-9 and 2006-7, around £70m of funding was allocated to support the ULF.</p><br /><p>Since 2006, the ULF has been administered by Unionlearn (the TUC's learning organisation) and by the end of this financial year around £116m in total will have been distributed to ULF projects in respect of the financial years 2007-8 to 2015-16 of which £36.4m is in the last three of those years.</p><br /><p>An independently chaired ULF Assessment Panel recently reviewed a number of bids from unions for ULF grants for 2016-17. The Department for Business, Innovation &amp; Skills is currently finalising internal budgets following the spending review and will confirm the amount that is available for the 2016-17 financial year in early 2016.</p><br /><p>The total amount of funding received by all trade unions from the ULF for the financial year 2014-15 is set out in the table below.</p><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Name of trade union</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Funding received in 2014-15</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Aegis</p></td><td><p>230,981</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen</p></td><td><p>299,116</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Association of Teachers and Lecturers</p></td><td><p>192,269</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union</p></td><td><p>123,354</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Bakers and Allied Food Workers Union</p></td><td><p>378,382</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Britannia Staff Union</p></td><td><p>130,480</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Community</p></td><td><p>235,434</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Communication Workers Union</p></td><td><p>380,421</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><a href="https://www.equity.org.uk/" target="_blank">Equity</a></p></td><td><p>119,500</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Fire Brigades Union</p></td><td><p>512,462</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>GMB (Yorkshire and Humberside)</p></td><td><p>429,749</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>GMB (North West)</p></td><td><p>298,990</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>GMB (South)</p></td><td><p>620,522</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><a href="http://www.naoss.co.uk/" target="_blank">National Association of Stable Staff</a></p></td><td><p>76,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><a href="http://www.pcs.org.uk/" target="_blank">Public and Commercial Services Union</a></p></td><td><p>912,996</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Professional Footballers' Association</p></td><td><p>236,072</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Prison Officers' Association</p></td><td><p>704,768</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal College of Midwives</p></td><td><p>219,380</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal College of Nurses</p></td><td><p>205,738</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers</p></td><td><p>509,844</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists</p></td><td><p>251,675</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Transport Salaried Staffs' Association</p></td><td><p>350,800</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians</p></td><td><p>217,743</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>University and College Union</p></td><td><p>79,289</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UFS</p></td><td><p>134,353</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UNISON (North)</p></td><td><p>421,324</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UNISON (National)</p></td><td><p>660,011</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UNITE</p></td><td><p>1,880,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Unity</p></td><td><p>52,078</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>United Road Transport Union</p></td><td><p>161,773</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers</p></td><td><p>716,985</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Staff Union West Bromwich Building Society</p></td><td><p>65,809</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
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