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star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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Home Office more like this
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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 Exploitation: Ethnic Groups 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, further to the response by Baroness Williams of Trafford to Baroness Kennedy of Cradley's oral question on 22 October, what plans they have to establish, as points of contact for minority women who are at risk of exploitation, specific individuals who are familiar with the cultural practices of minority ethnic groups. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL267 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Justice provides funding to specialist sexual violence services to support victims to cope and, where possible, recover from the impact of crime. On 18 September, we announced an additional £5m to support victims of sexual violence, which commits £32m over three years.</p><p>In addition, local Commissioners (be they Police and Crime Commissioners, Local Authorities or health commissioners) will also seek to provide specialist support to victims in their area. To support this, in December 2016 we published the National Statement of Expectations, which sets out a blueprint for local service provision, including how Commissioners can best respond to the needs of minority or marginalised groups.</p><p>In 2016/17 MHCLG also provided £300k to Imkaan to build capacity and strengthen specialist BAME organisations, including through training, quality standard accreditation and access to the tools they need to measure their impact.</p><p>On 18<sup>th</sup> September we appointed Nicole Jacobs as the first Designate Domestic Abuse Commissioner, who will raise awareness of domestic abuse, stand up for victims, and drive up consistency in the response to domestic abuse. The Commissioner is required to appoint a specific thematic lead within her office to consider and address the needs of BAME victims.</p><p>We are also exploring ways to improve support for BAME victims as part of our work to tackle racial disparity in the Criminal Justice System.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T17:41:27.443Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T17:41:27.443Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
1151631
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-10-22more like thismore than 2019-10-22
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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 Police: Ethnic Groups 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 percentage of current police officers are from BAME backgrounds; and what assessment they have made of how familiar police officers are with the cultural practices of the communities they are policing. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL268 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 2019-11-05more like thismore than 2019-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Home Office collects and publishes information on the ethnicity of police officers on an annual basis in the ‘Police Workforce, England and Wales’ statistical bulletin, which is available here: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/police-workforce-england-and-wales" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/police-workforce-england-and-wales</a>.</p><p>The latest data show that, as at 31 March 2019, there were 8,329 BAME police officers in the 43 forces in England and Wales, representing 6.9% of all officers who stated their ethnicity.</p><p>Police professional training standards are set and maintained by the College of Policing which the Government established as the first professional body for the police in 2012.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2019-11-05T12:56:29.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-11-05T12:56:29.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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star this property file name police-workforce-mar19-hosb1119.pdf more like this
star this property title Police Workforce England and Wales - March 2019 more like this
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3847
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
1146912
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star this property date less than 2019-09-30more like thismore than 2019-09-30
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Department of Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health and Social Care more like this
star this property hansard heading NHS: Drugs 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 assurance, if any, they have received that medication brought from new sources other than the EU will meet the same standards as present. more like this
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Baroness Afshar more like this
star this property uin HL17886 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 2019-10-08more like thismore than 2019-10-08
star this property answer text <p>All human medicines marketed in the United Kingdom must meet stringent requirements for quality, safety and efficacy set out in UK medicines legislation and supporting guidelines. These apply regardless of the source of the medicine.</p><p>The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), the Government body responsible for the safety and licensing of medicines in the UK, regularly inspect pharmaceutical manufacturing plants in the UK and in third countries.</p><p>Regardless of the location of the site of manufacture, the manufacturer must demonstrate to the MHRA that the product is manufactured according to the registered UK licence (marketing authorisation) and to at least the minimum standard detailed in the European Union Guide to Good Manufacturing Practice.</p><p>In addition, each batch of medicine manufactured in a third country is tested within the UK on import and the manufacturing document reviewed by the license holders Qualified Person before being certified for release to the market.</p><p>All these measures will remain in place if the UK leaves the EU.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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less than 2019-10-08T14:37:53.347Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T14:37:53.347Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Blackwood of North Oxford more like this
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3847
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Afshar more like this
1135685
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Income Tax: Pensioners 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 percentage of pensioners paid tax at (1) the 40 per cent, and (2) the 45 per cent, rate in each of the last three years. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL16778 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>For this answer pensioners have been defined as those over State Pension Age (SPA). The definition used is consistent with average SPAs from HMRC’s published Income Tax Liabilities Statistics. The average female SPA for the purposes of this are 63.75 years in 2016-17 and 64.5 years in 2017-18 (the male SPA is 65 in both). The average male and female SPA in 2018-19 is 65.25.</p><p> </p><p>i)</p><p>Estimates of the number of pensioners who had tax liabilities at the 40% and 45% rates of income tax:</p><p> </p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>40%</p></td><td><p>537</p></td><td><p>514</p></td><td><p>508</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>i)</p><p>Estimates of the number of pensioners who had an annual income above £50,000 as:</p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>311</p></td><td><p>342</p></td><td><p>361</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>107</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>113</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>418</p></td><td><p>451</p></td><td><p>474</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>ii)</p><p>Of these pensioners with income above £50,000, the age ranges are:</p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>60-64</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>65-69</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>171</p></td><td><p>170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>70-74</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>145</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>75+</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>143</p></td><td><p>158</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The number of 60-64 year old Pensioners reduces to zero by 2018-19 reflecting the increasing SPA for females over the time period shown.</p><p> </p><p>The figures for 2016-17 are based on the latest outturn data from the Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI), 2017-18 and 2018-19 are projections based on the 2016-17 SPI, which are projected using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) March 2019 Economic and Fiscal Outlook.</p><p> </p><p>For comparison to the total population of pensioners, Office of National Statistics (ONS) estimates of the population of the UK give the number of individuals by age. The number of pensioners in the UK can also be estimated using the average state pension age in each tax year:</p><p> </p><p>12.3 million in 2016-17</p><p>12.2 million in 2017-18</p><p>12.0 million in 2018-19</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16779 more like this
HL16863 more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:39:10.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:39:10.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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4533
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1135686
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Personal Income: Pensioners more like this
unstar 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 is (1) the total number, and (2) the percentage, of pensioners who had an annual income above £50,000 in each of the last three years; and whether they have a gender breakdown for those data. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL16779 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>For this answer pensioners have been defined as those over State Pension Age (SPA). The definition used is consistent with average SPAs from HMRC’s published Income Tax Liabilities Statistics. The average female SPA for the purposes of this are 63.75 years in 2016-17 and 64.5 years in 2017-18 (the male SPA is 65 in both). The average male and female SPA in 2018-19 is 65.25.</p><p> </p><p>i)</p><p>Estimates of the number of pensioners who had tax liabilities at the 40% and 45% rates of income tax:</p><p> </p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>40%</p></td><td><p>537</p></td><td><p>514</p></td><td><p>508</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>i)</p><p>Estimates of the number of pensioners who had an annual income above £50,000 as:</p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>311</p></td><td><p>342</p></td><td><p>361</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>107</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>113</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>418</p></td><td><p>451</p></td><td><p>474</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>ii)</p><p>Of these pensioners with income above £50,000, the age ranges are:</p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>60-64</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>65-69</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>171</p></td><td><p>170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>70-74</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>145</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>75+</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>143</p></td><td><p>158</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The number of 60-64 year old Pensioners reduces to zero by 2018-19 reflecting the increasing SPA for females over the time period shown.</p><p> </p><p>The figures for 2016-17 are based on the latest outturn data from the Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI), 2017-18 and 2018-19 are projections based on the 2016-17 SPI, which are projected using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) March 2019 Economic and Fiscal Outlook.</p><p> </p><p>For comparison to the total population of pensioners, Office of National Statistics (ONS) estimates of the population of the UK give the number of individuals by age. The number of pensioners in the UK can also be estimated using the average state pension age in each tax year:</p><p> </p><p>12.3 million in 2016-17</p><p>12.2 million in 2017-18</p><p>12.0 million in 2018-19</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16778 more like this
HL16863 more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:39:10.613Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:39:10.613Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Altmann more like this
1136413
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star this property date less than 2019-07-02more like thismore than 2019-07-02
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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 Personal Income: Pensioners more like this
unstar 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 are the number and percentage of pensioners with annual incomes above £50,000, broken down by age, in each of the last three years. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL16863 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 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>For this answer pensioners have been defined as those over State Pension Age (SPA). The definition used is consistent with average SPAs from HMRC’s published Income Tax Liabilities Statistics. The average female SPA for the purposes of this are 63.75 years in 2016-17 and 64.5 years in 2017-18 (the male SPA is 65 in both). The average male and female SPA in 2018-19 is 65.25.</p><p> </p><p>i)</p><p>Estimates of the number of pensioners who had tax liabilities at the 40% and 45% rates of income tax:</p><p> </p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>40%</p></td><td><p>537</p></td><td><p>514</p></td><td><p>508</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>45%</p></td><td><p>34</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>37</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>i)</p><p>Estimates of the number of pensioners who had an annual income above £50,000 as:</p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Male</p></td><td><p>311</p></td><td><p>342</p></td><td><p>361</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Female</p></td><td><p>107</p></td><td><p>110</p></td><td><p>113</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>418</p></td><td><p>451</p></td><td><p>474</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>ii)</p><p>Of these pensioners with income above £50,000, the age ranges are:</p><p>Numbers: thousands</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p> </p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td><td><p>2017-18</p></td><td><p>2018-19</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>60-64</p></td><td><p>9</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p> </p></td></tr><tr><td><p>65-69</p></td><td><p>170</p></td><td><p>171</p></td><td><p>170</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>70-74</p></td><td><p>108</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>145</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>75+</p></td><td><p>131</p></td><td><p>143</p></td><td><p>158</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The number of 60-64 year old Pensioners reduces to zero by 2018-19 reflecting the increasing SPA for females over the time period shown.</p><p> </p><p>The figures for 2016-17 are based on the latest outturn data from the Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI), 2017-18 and 2018-19 are projections based on the 2016-17 SPI, which are projected using economic assumptions consistent with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) March 2019 Economic and Fiscal Outlook.</p><p> </p><p>For comparison to the total population of pensioners, Office of National Statistics (ONS) estimates of the population of the UK give the number of individuals by age. The number of pensioners in the UK can also be estimated using the average state pension age in each tax year:</p><p> </p><p>12.3 million in 2016-17</p><p>12.2 million in 2017-18</p><p>12.0 million in 2018-19</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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HL16778 more like this
HL16779 more like this
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less than 2019-07-15T16:39:10.643Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T16:39:10.643Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1142431
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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 Taxation: Electronic Government more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to continue with the rollout of their Simple Assessment and dynamic coding projects, which were paused in May 2018. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL17505 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) delivered Simple Assessment to a small number of customers in 2017. Due to the need to prioritise EU exit, HMRC temporarily suspended further work to extend the service to a larger number of customers. The service remains active for the original user base, and further enhancements are being made this financial year. HMRC are reviewing whether to make further investments into the service in the context of the Spending Review.</p><p> </p><p>HMRC have long had a delivery plan for the dynamic coding-out of debt project. The service was successfully introduced for a number of taxation scenarios that cause an over- or under-payment of PAYE.</p><p> </p><p>After the closure of the Making Tax Digital for Individuals Programme, which included a wider dynamic coding option, and resource reallocation to EU exit, a new IT solution was required for this Budget 2017 project. HMRC remain committed to delivering this project. Further work on the wider dynamic coding activities will be considered as part of wider Spending Review planning.</p>
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T14:08:44.993Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T14:08:44.993Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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1142433
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star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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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
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star this property hansard heading PAYE more like this
unstar 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 the use of Real Time Information (RTI) to ensure low earners receive the tax relief they are due; and what plans they have to require all employers to use RTI. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
star this property uin HL17507 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 2019-08-06more like thismore than 2019-08-06
star this property answer text <p>Information filed by employers through RTI is applied equally to all relevant customer records. HM Revenue &amp; Customs (HMRC) do not make a distinction between low and high earners when applying rules within tax calculations.</p><p> </p><p>Employers who pay all of their employees under the Lower Earnings Limit for National Insurance Contributions (NICs) and have no tax deducted are not required to register with HMRC. The employer is not required to report information to HMRC until there is a tax or NICs deduction payable to HMRC.</p><p> </p><p>There are no plans to mandate employers who pay small amounts of wages to all of their employees to register with HMRC.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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less than 2019-08-06T13:38:40.563Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-06T13:38:40.563Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Young of Cookham more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-09-04more like thismore than 2019-09-04
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances more like this
unstar 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, with respect to the National Statistics data published in April, which estimated the total cost of pension tax relief in respect of registered pension schemes for the year ending 5 April 2018 at £36.3 billion including £4.3 billion in tax relief on employee contributions to occupational pension schemes, (1) what is the estimated figure of gross pension contributions on which this figure was based, and (2) what specific assumptions were made as to the rates of tax applicable in arriving at the figure of £4.3 billion; and whether these assumptions included that all employees making contributions to occupational schemes receive the full tax relief to which they are entitled, including those contributing to net pay pension schemes. more like this
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Baroness Altmann more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p><del class="ministerial">It has not proved possible to respond to this question in the time available before Prorogation. Ministers will correspond directly with the Member.</del></p><p> </p><p><ins class="ministerial">HMRC publishes estimates of the cost of pension tax relief which is available in table 6 of HM Revenue and Customs Personal Pension Statistics on Gov.uk. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><em> </em></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">These estimates were revised on 26<sup>th</sup> September 2019 as part of an overall update to HMRC’s Personal Pension and Pension Relief statistics. Estimates of the cost of tax relief on contributions are produced using the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) for income, individual and employer contributions for members of pension schemes that use the net pay mechanism; and administrative data HMRC holds on relief at source administrative data matched to the Survey of Personal Incomes (SPI) - for income, individual and employer pension contributions for members of pension schemes that use the relief at source mechanism.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">The cost of tax relief for all contributions made by individuals is approximately £6.3bn, broken down as the cost of relief on employee contributions to occupational schemes (£4.2bn), to personal pension schemes (£1.6bn), and self-employed contributions to pensions (£0.5bn). Occupational pensions here includes some master trust pension schemes which use the relief at source method. Personal pensions here includes workplace personal pension schemes (such as group personal pensions).</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">i) The £4.3bn figure referenced is the cost of pension tax relief relating to occupational pension schemes. Estimates of the cost of pension tax relief were revised on September 26<sup>th</sup> 2019 as part of an overall update to HMRC’s Personal Pensions and Pension Relief Statistics. The £4.3bn figure referenced has since been revised to £4.2bn. </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">This £4.2bn figure of tax relief is derived from around £15.9bn of estimated “relievable” individual pension contributions to occupational pension schemes, (where “relievable” refers to our best estimates of contributions which are within the individual’s pensions Annual Allowance). </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"> </ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">ii) Marginal rate tax relief is applied to these estimates of “relievable” contributions as if these contributions were taxed. Estimates are produced assuming all members contributing to all pension schemes receive full marginal rate tax relief on their contributions.</ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial"><em> </em></ins></p><p><ins class="ministerial">As noted in the publication, costs are subject to large revisions and have a particularly wide margin of error – reflecting the variety of sources of data (both administrative and survey) required to produce these estimates.</ins></p>
unstar this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T16:33:08.633Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T16:33:08.633Z
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less than 2019-10-08T12:38:27.003Zmore like thismore than 2019-10-08T12:38:27.003Z
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Treasury more like this
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star this property hansard heading Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances more like this
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star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of tax relief forgone in net pay pension schemes by workers earning below the personal tax threshold while contributing to workplace pensions in the past three tax years. more like this
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Baroness Altmann 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 2019-09-09more like thismore than 2019-09-09
star this property answer text <p>Members of net pay pension schemes receive tax relief on their pension contributions at their marginal rate as these contributions are deducted before tax is calculated. Those individuals with income below the personal tax threshold do not pay tax.</p><p> </p><p>Members of relief at source pension schemes, however, receive a 20% basic rate top up on their pension contribution, even though they do not pay tax.</p><p> </p><p>The Economic Secretary to the Treasury provided the Work and Pensions committee an estimate of the cost of providing the same type of top-up as exist for those in relief at source scheme to those in net pay schemes. This estimate was around £100m per tax year.</p> more like this
unstar this property answering member printed The Earl of Courtown more like this
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less than 2019-09-09T15:42:07.7Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-09T15:42:07.7Z
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