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star this property date less than 2019-04-09more like thisremove minimum value filter
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star this property hansard heading World Economy 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 a recent International Monetary Fund forecast regarding the impact of a no-deal Brexit as a risk to global economic growth. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL15168 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-25more like thismore than 2019-04-25
unstar this property answer text <p>The government has not assessed the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook April 2019 publication. The IMF is an independent organisation. Their analysis of the UK and global economy represents their own views.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-04-25T10:52:11.123Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-25T10:52:11.123Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1124896
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star this property date less than 2019-05-07more like thismore than 2019-05-07
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Private Equity 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 decline in private equity investments in UK companies due to Brexit uncertainty. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL15571 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
unstar this property answer text The government is confident that the UK will continue to represent an attractive place to do business, and be a world-leading, global financial centre for asset management, including Private Equity.<p> </p><p>Investment is crucial for the economic future of this country, and the government is committed to ensuring that businesses can access to the finance they need as we leave the EU. In April 2019, the government provided the British Business Bank with an additional £200m to invest in venture and growth capital in 2019/20.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T13:26:17.79Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T13:26:17.79Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1125515
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Financial Services 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 remarks by the chief executive of the Financial Conduct Authority about the impact of a post-Brexit customs union on the UK financial services sector. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL15610 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
unstar this property answer text <p>A customs union would eliminate tariff and rules of origin barriers on trade in goods only, as they do not concern trade in services.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Government’s ambition is to preserve the economic benefits of the most important financial services traded between the UK and the EU, and ensure stable institutional processes for governing the relationship in financial services. This is the best way to protect financial stability and open markets, and is in the interests of businesses and consumers on both sides. This ambition is reflected in the Political Declaration agreed by the UK and the EU in November 2018.</p><p> </p><p>We remain committed to preserving our competitive position in financial services after the UK has left the European Union. Our industry continues to innovate and to move with the times – we have world-leading positions in the markets of the future, including green and sustainable finance, FinTech, and renminbi and rupee products.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T14:01:00.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:01:00.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1125516
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star this property date less than 2019-05-08more like thismore than 2019-05-08
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading EU Emissions Trading Scheme 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 they intend to replicate the European Trading Scheme carbon emissions tax on companies in the event of a no-deal Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL15611 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
unstar this property answer text <p>In the event that the UK leaves the EU ETS under a No Deal scenario, Government policy remains that we will implement a carbon emissions tax on an interim basis.</p><p>We are discussing with the Commission the implications of our exit from the EU for our future participation in the EU ETS.</p><p>A consultation on long-term carbon pricing once the UK has left the UK has now been launched.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-05-21T14:02:51.307Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-21T14:02:51.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1126332
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star this property date less than 2019-05-13more like thismore than 2019-05-13
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Banks: Competition 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 plans they have, if any, to update competition law to allow for shared banking hubs in areas where local bank branches have been closed. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL15692 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
unstar this property answer text <p>Branch closures can be difficult for the communities affected and the Government pays close attention to this issue. However, the decision to close a branch is a commercial one for a firm, and Government does not intervene in those decisions.</p><p> </p><p>However, the Government is equally clear that as banking providers seek to respond to technological advances and changes in customer behaviour, they must also consider carefully the needs of those who still rely on their local bank branch. Since May 2017, the major high street banks have been signed up to the Access to Banking Standard, which commits them to work with customers and communities to minimise the impact of branch closures and put in place alternative banking services.</p><p> </p><p>The Government also supports the Post Office Banking Framework Agreement which enables 99% of the UK’s personal and 95% of the UK’s small business customers to withdraw money, deposit cash and cheques and check balances at any one of the Post Office’s network of 11,500 branches.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>While banks do have to comply with competition law, there is no specific regulation that prevents banks from sharing branches or other premises where their strategies align. The Government therefore has no plans to update competition law on this basis. Government does not intervene in these commercial decisions, but will continue to encourage banks to think creatively about how they can ensure that consumers can access a wide range of banking services on a sustainable basis. For example, NatWest, Lloyds Bank and Barclays are trialling shared business banking hubs in 6 locations across the UK in the coming weeks.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-05-22T16:37:43.297Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:37:43.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1127020
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star this property date less than 2019-05-15more like thismore than 2019-05-15
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Credit 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 any increase in complaints regarding short-term and payday lenders related to those suffering with problem debt. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL15781 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thismore than 2019-05-22
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government has fundamentally reformed regulation of the consumer credit market, transferring regulatory responsibility to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) on 1 April 2014.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA requires payday lenders to carry out robust affordability checks, limits the number of times a payday loan can be rolled over to two, places tough restrictions on lenders’ use of continuous payment authorities, and requires all payday lending adverts to include a risk warning and information about where to get free debt advice.</p><p> </p><p>The Government has given the FCA strong powers to protect consumers and to take action against firms and individuals that do not meet its standards. In 2018, the FCA issued total fines of £60 million.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>On problem debt more broadly, the Government is implementing its manifesto commitment to introduce a breathing space and statutory debt repayment plan. The two polices aim to give people in problem debt the opportunity to take control of their finances and put them on a sustainable footing.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-05-22T16:23:21.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T16:23:21.48Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1128022
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Financial Markets: Regulation 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 role of (1) the European Securities and Markets Authority, and (2) the Financial Conduct Authority, will have in regulating financial markets after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick remove filter
star this property uin HL15907 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The European Supervisory Authorities - which includes the European Securities and Markets Authority - are a part of the EU’s joint supervisory framework for financial services. The UK’s future position outside of the EU will mean that the UK is no longer part of the joint supervisory framework.</p><p> </p><p>As part of preparations for leaving the EU in any scenario, HM Treasury has delivered a programme of legislation under the EU (Withdrawal) Act designed to ensure that the UK’s regulatory regime is workable. These preparations include transferring certain regulatory and supervisory functions currently carried out by the ESAs to the appropriate UK regulator, including the FCA, where the transfer of those functions is necessary to ensure an operable regulatory regime at exit.</p><p> </p><p>If the UK leaves the EU under the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement reached between the UK and the EU, the UK’s exit preparations would be delayed until the end of the agreed Implementation Period. Market access arrangements would continue and the UK would remain part of the joint supervisory framework, with ESA functions continuing to apply to the UK, until the end of the Implementation Period.</p><p> </p><p>In any exit scenario, we expect UK regulators to continue to work closely with their counterparts in the EU. This is demonstrated in the Political Declaration agreed between the UK and the EU on the future relationship, in which both sides commit to close cooperation on supervisory and regulatory matters.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-06-04T13:50:53.133Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:50:53.133Z
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1128023
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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star this property hansard heading Banks: Digital Technology more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to invest in digital technology hubs in the UK banking sector. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
unstar this property answer text <p>The government is committed to ensuring the UK is one of the best places in the world to start and grow a digital business. That is why we are unlocking £20bn of finance for innovative firms over the next 10 years, and why we announced £21m to establish Tech Nation and its network of 10 regional hubs, supporting further innovation in financial services.</p><p><br> We also recognise the important role that digital technology hubs, such as Level 39 in Canary Wharf, have played in promoting the adoption of technology in the UK banking sector, and we are engaging with industry to explore how we can further support digital technology hubs in the UK.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-06-04T13:48:57.39Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-04T13:48:57.39Z
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star this property date less than 2019-06-04more like thismore than 2019-06-04
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Bank Services: Internet more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to remain closely aligned to any new EU security regulations for online banking transactions after Brexit. more like this
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star this property uin HL16057 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-18more like thismore than 2019-06-18
unstar this property answer text <p>The Strong Customer Authentication Regulatory Technical Standards (“the SCA RTS”), which are intended to reduce fraud and increase payments security, came into force on 14 March 2018 in EU law. The majority of its provisions will apply from 14 September 2019, and will apply in full in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>The EU (Withdrawal) Act (“the Act”) will bring into UK law all directly applicated EU regulations which are operative at exit day, as defined by the Act, or at the end of the proposed Implementation Period if the withdrawal agreement reached between the Government and the EU is ratified. This includes operative Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS). The Act also permits ministers to make amendments which correct deficiencies in these regulations, if that is necessary to ensure they operate effectively in the UK.</p><p>The Financial Regulators’ Powers (Technical Standards etc.) (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, made under the Act, delegated responsibility for fixing deficiencies in the SCA RTS to the FCA. Under the Electronic Money, Payment Services and Payment Systems (Amendment and Transitional Provisions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018, the FCA is also the competent authority for the SCA RTS after EU Exit.</p><p> </p><p>The FCA consulted on its approach to the SCA RTS after the UK has left the EU (see CP18/44, published on 19 December 2018). It proposes to substantially maintain these technical standards in UK law, to support consumer protection and to provide firms with certainty and clarity about the systems they have been building.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham remove filter
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less than 2019-06-18T15:19:22.827Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-18T15:19:22.827Z
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1130631
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star this property date less than 2019-06-06more like thismore than 2019-06-06
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Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Cash Dispensing: Rural Areas more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decline in the number of free-to-use cash machines on rural communities. more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-06-20more like thismore than 2019-06-20
unstar this property answer text <p>The Government recognises that widespread free access to cash remains important to the day-to-day lives of many people and businesses in the UK. At Spring Statement 2018, the Treasury launched a Call for Evidence on Cash &amp; Digital Payments. This sought to gather evidence on how changing preferences for cash and digital payments impact on different sectors, regions and demographics. In its response document, the Government reiterated its policy is to safeguard access to cash for those who need it while supporting digital payments.</p><p> </p><p>LINK, the scheme that runs the UK’s ATM network, has committed to maintain the broad geographical coverage of the ATM network in the UK. LINK has put in place specific arrangements to protect free-to-use ATMs more than 1 kilometre away from the next nearest free-to-use ATM. Furthermore, LINK recently announced new additional premiums to safeguard the presence of free-to-use ATMs in remote and deprived areas.</p><p> </p><p>The Government-established Payment Systems Regulator, which regulates LINK, is closely monitoring developments within ATM provision and has used its powers to hold LINK to account over its commitments.</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p>
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less than 2019-06-20T11:28:32.62Zmore like thismore than 2019-06-20T11:28:32.62Z
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