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star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Contracts 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contractors employed by the Cabinet Office have been paid more than £750 per day in the last two years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 278363 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 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>From July 2019, Ministers have introduced an enhanced approvals process where all business cases with rates of £750 per day and above will require ministerial approval.</p><p>The information regarding the number of contractors employed by the Cabinet Office in the last two years with a day rate of more than £750 is not held centrally and could not be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-07-25T10:39:24.323Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T10:39:24.323Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett remove filter
1139743
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Working Hours 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much time off in lieu has been taken by staff in his Department in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 278365 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>This information is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:26:58.243Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:26:58.243Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett remove filter
1138896
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Temporary Employment: Pay 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reasons the rate of pay which requires approval for temporary staff was set at £750 per day in his Departments announcement of 4 July. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 277113 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 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
star this property answer text <p>Ministerial approval has been set at £750 per day as a control mechanism to consistently achieve value for money, provide greater transparency and to ensure that all other resourcing options have been considered.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-18T09:22:37.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-18T09:22:37.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett remove filter
1138903
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Contracts 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the names of the firms his Department has hired contractors from in each of the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 277114 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 2019-07-22more like thismore than 2019-07-22
star this property answer text <p>The information for 2016/17 is not held centrally and could not be provided without incurring disproportionate cost.</p><p>Cabinet Office hired contractors from the following firms in 2017/18 and 2018/19:</p><p><strong>2017/18</strong><br>Allen Lane Ltd<br>Brook Street UK Ltd<br>Capita<br>Capita Business Services Ltd<br>Capita Resourcing Ltd<br>CDG Ltd<br>Cedar Recruitment Ltd<br>Certes Computing Ltd<br>CGI IT UK Ltd<br>Cloud Technology Solutions<br>Code iT Recruitment<br>Computer Network Defence Ltd<br>Costain Ltd<br>DF Press Ltd<br>DLA Piper UK LLP<br>DMSG Ltd<br>E Synergy Solutions Ltd<br>EP90group Ltd<br>Ergon Ltd<br>Experian Ltd<br>Experienced Management Consultants Limited<br>Green Park Interim And Executive Ltd<br>Harris Management Consultancy Ltd<br>Hays<br>Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd<br>Hydrogen International Ltd<br>Informed Solutions<br>Ixydo Ltd<br>J Squared Business Consulting Ltd<br>Kainos Software Ltd<br>KPMG LLP<br>LA International<br>LA International Computer Consultants Ltd<br>Law Morgan Limited<br>Layer 7 IT Security<br>M4 Managed Services International Ltd<br>Medway Consulting<br>Mercator IT Solutions Ltd<br>Methods Business &amp; Digital Technology Ltd<br>Methods Digital Ltd<br>Michael Page UK Ltd<br>Morgan Law<br>Mott Macdonald<br>NCC Services Ltd<br>North Highland Ltd<br>Office Angels Ltd<br>Optimum Fleet Ltd<br>PA Consulting Services Ltd<br>Parasol Ltd<br>Parity Professionals Ltd<br>Parity Resources Ltd<br>Parity Solutions Ltd<br>Pertemps<br>Project Workout Ltd<br>Reed<br>Reed Specialist Recruitment<br>Rethink Recruitment Solutions Ltd<br>Robertson Bell Ltd<br>Sanderson Government &amp; Defence Ltd<br>Smart Sourcing Plc<br>Softwire Technology Ltd<br>Sopra Steria Recruitment Ltd<br>The ID Crowd Ltd<br>The Light Machine<br>Thoughtworks Ltd<br>Triad Group Plc<br>Trustmarque Solutions Ltd<br>Turner &amp; Townsend Project Management<br>Two &amp; A Half Bears Ltd<br>Venn Group Ltd<br>VMA Global Resourcing Group<br>Yes And</p><p><strong>2018/19</strong><br>Airbus Defence &amp; Space Ltd<br>Alesto Ltd<br>Alexander Mann Solutions Ltd<br>Allen Lane Ltd<br>Badenoch &amp; Clark Ltd<br>Bindmans LLP<br>Bishop Lloyd &amp; Jackson Solicitors<br>Brook Street UK Ltd<br>Capita<br>Capita Business Services Ltd<br>Cedar Recruitment Ltd<br>Certes Computing Ltd<br>Chillmark Consulting Ltd<br>Cloud Technology Solutions<br>Code iT Recruitment<br>Company X Consulting Ltd<br>Computer Network Defence Ltd<br>Convivio Team Ltd<br>Costain Ltd<br>Cragg Ross Dawson Ltd<br>Deep Digital Ltd<br>Deighton Pierce Glynn<br>Deloitte LLP<br>DF Press Ltd<br>DMSG Ltd<br>E Synergy Solutions Ltd<br>Edinburgh Innovations Ltd<br>EP90group Ltd<br>Ergon Ltd<br>Ernst &amp; Young LLP<br>Experian Ltd<br>Experienced Management Consultants Limited<br>Fuel Recruitment<br>Goodman Masson Ltd<br>Green Park Interim &amp; Executive Ltd<br>Hardwicke<br>Harris Management Consultancy Ltd<br>Harvey Nash Plc<br>Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd<br>Hodge Jones &amp; Allen LLP<br>I C Consultants Ltd<br>Improvement &amp; Development Agency<br>Infosec<br>Inquisito Ltd<br>Integral Commercial Services Ltd<br>Interserve Facilities Management Ltd<br>ITN Solicitors<br>Ixydo Ltd<br>Janes Solicitors<br>Jobvite Inc</p><p>Kainos Software Ltd<br>LA International<br>LA International Computer Consultants Ltd<br>Layer 7 IT Security<br>Lucid Support Services Ltd<br>M4 Managed Services International Ltd<br>Methods Business And Digital Technology Ltd<br>Methods Digital Ltd<br>Michael Page UK Ltd<br>Michael Standing<br>Montagu Evans LLP<br>Morgan Law<br>Mott Macdonald<br>MyCSP Ltd<br>Neil Hudgell Ltd<br>Optimum Fleet Ltd<br>Parity Professionals Ltd<br>Parity Resources Ltd<br>Parity Solutions Ltd<br>Pepperscape Consulting<br>Pertemps<br>Quo Imus Ltd<br>Reed<br>Robertson Bell<br>Robertson Bell Ltd<br>Rsm Risk Assurance Service LLP<br>Sanderson Government &amp; Defence Ltd<br>Shared Services Connected Ltd<br>Smart Sourcing Plc<br>Softwire Technology Ltd<br>Sopra Steria Recruitment Ltd<br>Steve Mullins Consulting<br>Sutherland Global Services Uk Ltd<br>Talent International UK Ltd<br>The ID Crowd Ltd<br>The Light Machine<br>Thoughtworks Ltd<br>Torero Abecassis Empis &amp; Cowlard Ltd<br>Triad Group Plc<br>Value Dynamics 2007 Ltd<br>Waldegrave House Ltd T/A Mandala Leaders</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-22T14:29:07.113Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-22T14:29:07.113Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett remove filter
1136713
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-03more like thismore than 2019-07-03
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Cabinet Office: Overtime 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the amount of unpaid overtime worked by staff in his Department in the last 24 months. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 272747 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 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
star this property answer text <p>Information about unpaid overtime is not held. Cabinet Office encourages staff and their Line Managers to adopt positive work/life balance arrangements which includes flexible working hours and working from home whilst ensuring business needs are met. But this is managed at a local level within Business Groups where it is the responsibility of line managers to ensure their staff are not working excessive hours and comply with the requirements of the Working Time Regulations 1998.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-07-09T13:18:08.257Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-09T13:18:08.257Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2017 to Question 268970, whether his Department received proposals from the Electoral Commission on the implementation of section 10 of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 271380 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-04more like thismore than 2019-07-04
star this property answer text <p>The Electoral Commission set out their concerns and recommendations for implementation in their 2013 report ‘<em>A regulatory review of the UK’s party and election finance laws: Recommendations for change</em>’.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-04T09:59:54.843Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-04T09:59:54.843Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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1134466
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star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2019 to Question 266672 on Political Parties: Finance, for what reason the Government considers Section 10 of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009 to be unworkable. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 268969 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government took the decision not to implement the 2009 legislation, as it was not deemed to be workable, and the Conservative Government continues to hold this view.</p><p>During the passage of the 2009 Act, the Electoral Commission raised concerns about the legislation (further to Official Report, 15 October 2009, Col. 998W), and in 2013, the Electoral Commission also flagged issues about the tax status declaration requirements. The Labour Government conceded that the provisions could not be commenced at that time “due to their complex nature” (as outlined in the answer of Official Report, 10 March 2010, Col. 5MC).</p><p> </p><p>An individual’s tax status is subject to confidentiality between them and HMRC. It may therefore be difficult or impossible for the political party and the Electoral Commission to accurately determine whether a donor meets the permissibility test set out section 10 in the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009.</p><p>The Government also has a principled objection to the measures:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The UK has a robust legal framework in place that bans foreign donations. There is a long-standing principle – as originally recommended by the Committee on Standards in Public Life in 1998 – that permissible donors are those on the UK electoral register, and this includes UK citizens who are registered overseas electors. Companies wishing to make donations must be UK-registered and carrying on business in the UK.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>If a British citizen is able to vote in an election for a political party, they should also be able to donate to that political party, subject to the requirements for transparency on donations. Supporting a political party is part of the democratic process, and is an expression of freedom of association.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Since the adoption of universal suffrage, taxation has never been the basis of enfranchisement in the UK. Those who do not pay income tax, such as those earning less than the tax-free personal allowance, rightly remain entitled to vote. Similarly, full-time students are legally exempt from paying council tax, but still have the right to vote in local elections.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Notwithstanding, as I stated in my previous answer, the Government has announced it will consult on strengthening the current provisions which protect UK politics from foreign influence. The consultation may consider recommendations on tackling loopholes in relation to foreign spending in elections and donations from shell companies which are not properly operating in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, since 2010, the Government has taken action to sanction and deter those involved in offshore evasion, including creating a new criminal offence for serious offshore evasion, and introducing penalties for those who deliberately help others to evade tax offshore. The Government has introduced over 100 new measures to tackle tax avoidance, evasion and non-compliance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T09:32:22.537Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T09:32:22.537Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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1134468
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Political Parties: Finance 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has received representations from the Electoral Commission on the workability of section 10 of the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 268970 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Coalition Government took the decision not to implement the 2009 legislation, as it was not deemed to be workable, and the Conservative Government continues to hold this view.</p><p>During the passage of the 2009 Act, the Electoral Commission raised concerns about the legislation (further to Official Report, 15 October 2009, Col. 998W), and in 2013, the Electoral Commission also flagged issues about the tax status declaration requirements. The Labour Government conceded that the provisions could not be commenced at that time “due to their complex nature” (as outlined in the answer of Official Report, 10 March 2010, Col. 5MC).</p><p> </p><p>An individual’s tax status is subject to confidentiality between them and HMRC. It may therefore be difficult or impossible for the political party and the Electoral Commission to accurately determine whether a donor meets the permissibility test set out section 10 in the Political Parties and Elections Act 2009.</p><p>The Government also has a principled objection to the measures:</p><p> </p><ul><li>The UK has a robust legal framework in place that bans foreign donations. There is a long-standing principle – as originally recommended by the Committee on Standards in Public Life in 1998 – that permissible donors are those on the UK electoral register, and this includes UK citizens who are registered overseas electors. Companies wishing to make donations must be UK-registered and carrying on business in the UK.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>If a British citizen is able to vote in an election for a political party, they should also be able to donate to that political party, subject to the requirements for transparency on donations. Supporting a political party is part of the democratic process, and is an expression of freedom of association.</li></ul><p> </p><ul><li>Since the adoption of universal suffrage, taxation has never been the basis of enfranchisement in the UK. Those who do not pay income tax, such as those earning less than the tax-free personal allowance, rightly remain entitled to vote. Similarly, full-time students are legally exempt from paying council tax, but still have the right to vote in local elections.</li></ul><p> </p><p>Notwithstanding, as I stated in my previous answer, the Government has announced it will consult on strengthening the current provisions which protect UK politics from foreign influence. The consultation may consider recommendations on tackling loopholes in relation to foreign spending in elections and donations from shell companies which are not properly operating in the UK.</p><p> </p><p>More broadly, since 2010, the Government has taken action to sanction and deter those involved in offshore evasion, including creating a new criminal offence for serious offshore evasion, and introducing penalties for those who deliberately help others to evade tax offshore. The Government has introduced over 100 new measures to tackle tax avoidance, evasion and non-compliance.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Torbay more like this
star this property answering member printed Kevin Foster more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T09:32:44.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T09:32:44.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Kevin Foster more like this
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1134556
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Senior Civil Servants: Private Education 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the senior civil service that were privately educated. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 268971 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Cabinet Office does not currently hold comprehensive and accurate information on the proportion of the Senior Civil Service (SCS) who were privately educated, nor of the educational background of civil servants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:40:24.037Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:40:24.037Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
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1134557
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-06-25more like thismore than 2019-06-25
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Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 53 remove filter
star this property answering dept short name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Cabinet Office more like this
star this property hansard heading Civil Servants: Education 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 Minister for the Cabinet Office, what data his Department holds on the educational background of civil servants. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
star this property uin 268972 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 2019-07-01more like thismore than 2019-07-01
star this property answer text <p>The Cabinet Office does not currently hold comprehensive and accurate information on the proportion of the Senior Civil Service (SCS) who were privately educated, nor of the educational background of civil servants.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Hertsmere more like this
star this property answering member printed Oliver Dowden more like this
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less than 2019-07-01T16:40:59.983Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-01T16:40:59.983Z
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star this property label Biography information for Oliver Dowden more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jon Trickett remove filter